It doesn’t come in two ways: fake Patek Philippe reference 2526 is one of the hottest watches of the moment. The price of the relatively standard example has soared over the past two years, as collectors have finally grasped the historical value of the watch (as the first self-waterproof Patek) and the sheer aesthetic glory (those cases with the lines and enamel dial are the next level). But there’s another type of 2526 – crazy stuff.
The unique and unusual fervor of the 2526s May date back to 2013, when Christie’s sold a platinum 2526 with a very strange bracelet and a black lacquered dial with a diamond-encrusted logo. The watch, which cost more than $340,000, set a record for the most expensive watch in the world at 2,526, until the platinum role model tiffany signed earlier this month grossed $642,500 at Heritage Auctions. The formula is not hard to understand: features like an unusual dial, an atypical bracelet and a rare case metal can conspire to create a watch more desirable than the standard example.
Our watch is highly unlikely to break any of these records – practically impossible – but that doesn’t mean it won’t attract many excited bidders. The 814 gold 2526, to be auctioned at phillips Hong Kong, comes with a brick bracelet, Patek Philippe replica watches clasp, black painted dial, gilt and mirrored Arabic numerals. This could be a unique piece created by a special order from a good customer, according to Phillips list.
I did some digging into the watch’s past and asked for phillips’s full status report so I could get a full picture. First, we can be sure that the dial was actually original – Patek Philippe Extract from the archives confirmed that the “black dial, gold-plated Arab time mark” was born on the watch in 1953. However, we also know that the bracelet was added later because it was sold with a leather strap. That said, it was a great match and a real Luxury fake Patek Philippe watches bracelet, so I wouldn’t be too worried. If you’re really picky, I think you can put it back on the tape, but I don’t know why you’re doing it.
The cheap fake Patek Philippe watches is in a good, honest state when conditions permit. The case logo is intact, the ear still has shape, the double P crown is original and the watch is not overpolished. The dial doesn’t show any serious damage – more commonly seen in the enamel dial version of 2526 – but if you look closely, there’s some Arabic numeral wear. Wear is almost invisible without a magnifying glass. It’s also worth noting that the watch was bought by its current owner at a Christie’s auction in November 2012.