Twice a year, Sotheby’s kicks off its Luxury Week sale series, a three-month, three-city event that features the very best from the worlds of jewelry, high quality replica watches, collector cars, designer handbags, books & manuscripts, sneakers, spirits, wine and more. Following a series of high-profile sales in Hong Kong in early April, Luxury Week will move on to Geneva in May, before concluding with a series of auctions in New York in June, including two events devoted exclusively to luxury fake watches.
This spring’s Luxury Week is already shaping up to be a banner event judging by the sneak peek Sotheby’s has offered at the vintage grails scheduled to hit the block. Headlining the first of two Geneva watch auctions is a perfect replica Rolex Ref. 6241 John Player Special Daytona from 1969.
Named for its resemblance to the black and gold livery of the Team Lotus Formula One car sponsored by cigarette brand John Player in the 1970s, it’s believed to be one of just 300 18-karat yellow gold 6241s produced, only a small fraction of which were fitted with a black and gold dial. Presented on its original riveted bracelet by the family of the original owner, cheap fake Rolex is estimated to bring in up to 1.2 million CHF (about $1.3 million). You won’t have to spend seven figures to snag a rare chronograph at Luxury Week, however, thanks to lots like an early example of Omega’s Speedmaster CK2915 from 1958 with an estimated price of $40,000-$60,000 – a relative bargain for a watchmaking icon.
Naturally, it wouldn’t be a major watch auction without some serious aaa quality replica Patek Philippe pieces on offer, and Sotheby’s does not disappoint on that score, either. Alongside a luxurious ref. 844 yellow gold pocket watch from the 1960s, the Geneva auctions will include a beautiful reference 5550 perpetual calendar in platinum from 2012, one of just 300 made by 1:1 fake Patek Philippe’s Advanced Research department and the first model to feature the Oscillomax ensemble of silicon-based components.
A geographically fitting addition to June’s NYC auction, meanwhile, is a Swiss movement replica Patek Philippe ref. 5531R-010 world time minute repeater. This particular one features a miniature cloisonné enamel depiction of the Manhattan skyline showcasing the Freedom Tower. These rare pieces were made to commemorate The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition in 2017, and this is one of just five “New York by Day ” variants decorated by famed enameller Anita Porchet. Sotheby’s estimates a final price of a million dollars at the low end, but it could easily fetch much more than that. Alongside those super clone watches online will also be Hermès most sought-after handbags, the captivating and rare flawless fancy vivid purplish pink diamond (nicknamed The Eternal Pink) and one of the greatest gem discoveries of the century, the 55-carat Estrela de FURA ruby.
If last year’s results are any indication, there are bound to be surprises in store from these and many other standout pieces across Sotheby’s Luxury Week. We will certainly be watching live as the action unfolds and we encourage you to do the same. It’s a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the rarest and most valuable luxury super clone watches for sale on the planet, and witness history in the making.