As a testament to the treasures Sotheby’s is able to consign, the two Daniels replica watches online above may not be the highest fetching lot of the auction. Estimates are notoriously inaccurate at times, with results often surpassing them, but the watch labeled with the highest range is this special 1:1 fake Patek Philippe ref. 1518. Any 1518 will be a huge draw at auction, but not all 1518s are created equal.
Approximately 281 perfect Patek Philippe ref. 1518 replica watches were ever produced, and of the total largely encased in yellow gold, only 58 are believed to have been made in pink gold – the ref. 1518R. This alone makes it even rarer. But, wait -there’s more. Of the rumoured 58 examples, only 14 are believed to have been executed in the pink-on-pink colour scheme as most 1518 watches had silvered dials. And still, that’s not all. To take the rarity factor even further, the above lot, one of the fourteen pink-on-pink cheap replica Patek Philippe 1518Rs, has distinct elements that make it unique – including an integral Gay Frères bracelet.
Sotheby’s explains: “The present aaa quality replica Patek Philippe US features several design elements that are unique to this example. It is the only known 1518 with an “Empire” case, integral bracelet, and pink dial with applied dot hour markers, pink day and month calendar discs, and baton hands.”
Further adding intrigue, at least for automotive aficionados, is the fact this example of the Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe 1518R was commissioned by Hans Clarin Hovind Mustad, inventor of the ignition system, in 1944. Thus, with the allure of any top quality fake Patek Philippe ref. 1518, which is only further bolstered by the rare pink-on-pink scheme, the distinct elements that make it a piece unique, and the added provenance, we arrive at a watch that will likely sell well into seven figures.