Phillips Hong Kong is set to auction off a unique sapphire-set AAA best replica Patek Philippe perpetual calendar watches as the star lot of its November sale.
Coined ‘The Blue Royale’, this platinum US luxury fake Patek Philippe Ref. 3448/100 perpetual calendar watches dates from 1973 and features round sapphires set within its square hour markers, making it unique for the reference.
The 1:1 top replica watches will be the star lot in the two-day The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII sale which features a total of 300 lots and will be previewed in seven cities in across Asia and Europe.
First introduced by Swiss perfect replica Patek Philippe watches in 1962, the Ref. 3448 was the world’s first automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch and was unique in that sense for another 16 years.
Popular with collectors for its (at the time) oversized 37.5mm case and clean lines and symmetry, the Ref. 3448 replica watches for sale was eventually discontinued in 1986 with an estimated 568 pieces being made, mainly in yellow gold.
Two previously gold high quality replica watches, of which this is one, were recased in platinum in 1997 by Patek Philippe at the request of their original owners. The watch being offered is also one of only three wholesale fake Patek Philippe Ref. 3448 watches to feature a sapphire crystal exhibition caseback, which is thought to have been added at the same time the new platinum case was created.
The other platinum example, copy watches for sale from 1966, sold at Phillips’ The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN for CHF1.1m ($1.2m USD) in 2018. While not entirely new-to-market, ‘The Blue Royale’ super clone watches wholesale shop hasn’t been offered for public sale since 1998.
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII takes place on November 27-28.