Since most buyers are more comfortable pulling the trigger on a new or recent watch online versus a vintage watch, it can, in part, explain why 1:1 Swiss replica watches from the 1990s to new ones among the top brands keep getting stronger prices. The trends keep deepening and it seems like the top brands like Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, and Richard Mille continue to strengthen. Additionally, a handful of the more niche or independent brands, the likes of FP Journe and Philippe Dufour, have also had a meteoric year.
Now, back to the matter at hand: the upcoming Geneva watch auctions. Antiquorum, Phillips, Christie’s, and Sotheby’s usually pack a big punch twice a year (May & November) at their Geneva watch sales. Usually, over 1,000 AAA UK fake watches hammer over the long weekend and although it’s a lot to process, I always see this is the fashion week for watch geeks! This Antiquorum watch auction, which takes place over two days, will be held on Saturday, November 6th, and Sunday the 7th in Geneva. It is comprised of 563 lots and has a total estimated value of about CHF 8.5 million at the low estimate. It would be reasonable to assume they will reach their target of CHF 10 million+ all-in.
The catalog is one of the most interesting I have seen from them in a while. It has many highlights, and this is due, in part, thanks to a large collection of 147 Swiss made copy watches consigned from the succession of a long-time and avid Swiss collector. There are so many interesting luxury replica watches for all budgets and tastes that I personally tend to be more active at this auction versus others. I still put in the work and inspect every watch diligently bringing the CSI kit with me. Before that, I look through the catalog and pick some fake watches for sale I find interesting to research and share with you.
For the full catalog of the upcoming Antiquorum Geneva auction, you can click directly here.
So, with all that in mind, here are the lots I chose to talk about and, coincidentally, every watch I chose has something special about or on the back, not just the front:
LOT # 31 Replica Omega Seamaster ‘Ploprof’ watches with a Titanium Prototype case
Let’s get through the gritty of it first… this Omega replica watches with Swiss movements was put together…there, I said it. It was first sold at Christie’s auction in May 2005 for CHF 26,400 and already was accompanied by a letter from Marco Richon, the then head of the Omega Museum. Omega today can’t delve into this piece as whole best fake watches because this movement was not born in the case and it is safe to assume the early MK0 dial with Seamaster only and no depth rating was added for effect (even if it is worth good money on its own). Regardless, the idea of a titanium case in the late 60’s was pretty much science fiction. This was a material that was not commonly being used in watchmaking, but rather space exploration.
It was more expensive to craft than gold. Omega did make the original Alaska Project Speedmaster in titanium. So, the technology existed, but it was probably not commercially viable yet. Although it was launched publicly in 1971, the top replica Omega Seamaster 600 ‘Ploprof’ case was patented back in 1967. It was developed and tested along with the Seamaster 1000 through the feedback of COMEX divers and their submersible projects. COMEX stands for Companie Maritime d’Expertises, a famous deep diving and research company based in Marseilles, France. The nickname Ploprof for this watch model is also French and is short for plongeur professionnel, which means professional diver.
A mysterious past
This perfect fake watches looks like the definition of what a tool watch from the late ’60s or early ’70s should look like. Personally, I find the design rough, unrefined, bulky, impractical, difficult to operate… basically, I love it.
And speaking of heavy, as far as I can remember, the legend of a small batch of prototype Ploprof titanium cases has been speculated on, debated, argued, debunked, and undebunked. Today, we finally see one at auction! We also got some insight from the Omega Museum and Antiquorum did some serious investigating too.
There is a mysterious ‘T2’ engraving on the case, and we would speculate, taking into consideration an old letter from high quality Omega knockoff watches about this piece, that it most likely and logically stands for Titanium Grade 2. Grade 2 Titanium is a pure alpha titanium (whatever that means) and is the most widely used titanium alloy in all product forms for industrial service because of its moderate strength, excellent corrosion resistance, and formability.
Antiquorum sourced a regular steel Ploprof for comparison’s sake and took it apart and weighed the case, which came in at a whopping 85.4 grams. Then, they took the titanium prototype apart and weighed that case alone and it weighs about half the steel at 48.1 grams.
The inside of the Titanium case does not have the usual branding or any markings mentioning the titanium. It is safe to assume that Omega replica watches store wholesale made these cases as prototypes for testing use. This is probably why the Museum has no record of any watch movement being fitted into these cases at the production level. Either way, it’s an astounding piece of history and a humble estimate making it an exciting one to follow.
Estimate CHF 15,000–25,000
LOT # 33 Fake Omega Speedmaster CK 2998-3 Fuerza Aerea del Peru (F.A.P.)
This particular Omega CK 2998-3 fake watches site shop with lollipop configuration was issued to the Peruvian Air Force (F.A.P. = Fuerza Aérea del Perú). My brother and I sold one a few years ago and I haven’t seen one in this exact configuration since. There was a small batch of CK 2915-2 broad arrow delivered to the F.A.P. in the late 1950s and then in the early 60’s different versions of CK 2998 as well. I’ve tracked a few different versions of the CK 2998 issued between CK 2998-3 until CK 2998-62, but not more than a handful of each reference has appeared. It is unclear how the military order was placed and why it was spread over several of these sub references. In any case, the rarest of these F.A.P. issued super clone watches for men is the CK 2998-3 with lollipop chronograph hand, but they are all rare.
The condition isn’t great. However, you see the estimate below is still very attractive (understatement) and we should be more open-minded for a military-issued watch.
Estimate CHF 4,000–6,000
LOT # 59 Replica Cartier Tank a Guichet, yellow gold, limited 1/3, 1996
Next up in the auction report is a lovely “digital” best quality Cartier replica watches. The Cartier Tank à Guichet was launched in 1928 with its somewhat futuristic modern design. In spite of its modest size, the watch is eye-catching due to its unusual design and display. With its mostly closed front, its WWI tank design is even more apparent than other Cartier Tanks. Guichet is French and loosely translates to window display as applied here to the design of the apertures on the 2021 fake watches paypal. These small windows display the time digitally, without the use of hands: the top window reveals a jumping hour and the bottom indicates the rotating minutes.
In 1996, three pieces in yellow gold were specially made for Antiquorum’s thematic auction: Magical Art of Cartier. This is number one of those three pieces. Three pieces were also made in pink gold and another three in platinum. The yellow gold looks most like the original in my opinion.
The following year, in 1997, China top online replica Cartier watches relaunched the model and again in 2005. However, both those later versions had the crown at 3 o’clock. Meanwhile, the original 1928 model and the 1996 limited editions had the crown integrated at 12 o’clock.
The number 3/3 of the same edition just sold at auction in Monaco in October of this year for €78,000 all-in (Estimated at €30,000–€60,000).
Estimate CHF 20,000–40,000