Top Quality Breguet Replica with Unique Dial
Lot 112 is one of the Breguet dial varieties, so undoubtedly, it is the most popular among all. This one has a very nice creme dial and luminous baton hands, features in which Patek clearly still places lots of faith, given their somewhat unexpected comeback at the upper end of the fake Patek's current line-up. There's a sub-dial at six o'clock for the seconds as well and a chapter ring around the edge of the dial.
Even though it is a common one, but actually it isn't unique either. A few others like it have been sold at auction. Christie's sold a couple, the first in 2009 and the second just this past year. Others have traded privately as well.
What makes this special replica watches jump out is the condition of its case, which is one of the best any similar one that I know exists. That said, the condition of the dial indicates that the watch was sent back for regular service and a clean at some point- the comma and the accent in Patek's signature are no longer visible - but this was a pretty regular occurrence for cheap replica watches from that period. It's something to be aware of, but not something to worry about too much. The lugs are still very full though and the case looks to be untouched.
Some other replicas are coming up at an auction this May. Christie's is providing a gold one with central seconds and Arabic numerals at three, six, nine, and 12.
Of course, the fake Phillips offers three models as well, all of them very different. Besides the one we've just discussed, lot 112, there is also a pink gold model with gold Breguet replica watches numerals and a center seconds mechanism, and a stainless steel model retailed by Serpico y Laino. That one has a special two-tone dial, and it's expected to perform the best out of the three. It most likely will be like that. The stainless steel models both carry higher estimates than the gold model, which Phillips is currently projecting will sell at a reasonable price.