Maintaining momentum in an auction market that is dogged with recent controversies and suffering a significant drop in demand is far from easy.
Expecting top dollar for anything that looks like it might be found cheaper on myriad secondary market platforms is doomed.
Bonhams is showing how to keep collectors’ interest piqued with its Fine Watches sale, online and in the New Bond Street sale room, with some headline-grabbing lots with attractive estimates including highly desirable quirky pieces from luxury replica Cartier London watches.
They are sold alongside the usual suspects from Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet fake watches for sale.
Two of Cartier London’s iconic best UK replica watches from the 1960s: one a Crash, the other a Baignoire, will also have collectors reaching for their paddles.
The cheap 1:1 copy watches on offer is a rare and unusual Cartier Crash reference 015-91, 18ct gold manual wind wristwatch, circa 1991, made as part of the Paris 1991 edition.
It is offered with an estimate of £80,000 to £120,000, a far cry from the record price paid at the Sotheby’s Important Watches: Part I auction, which took place in Geneva in the autumn of 2021, when a 1970 Cartier Crash sold for $884,972.
Swiss made Cartier Crash replica watches, circa 1992, reference 015-91, estimate of £80,000 to £120,000.
High quality fake Rolex Comex Submariner reference 5514 watches, circa 1978.
The rare stainless-steel automatic calendar bracelet super clone watches online features a black dial with luminous dot hour markers with a brushed and polished tonneau case.
Offered with an estimate of £180,000 to £220,000.
A rare Cartier Baignoire, circa 1969. The 18K gold manual wind perfect replica watches from the London workshops with cream dial is offered with an estimate of £80,000 to £120,000.