Predicting the moves of perfect fake Patek Philippe is a fool’s errand. I doubt anyone would have imagined that last year, the arguably grandest and most even-keeled Maison would have released a rainbow gem-set minute-repeating Aquanaut without any water resistance or an even more curious (to put it lightly) decision to put Philippe Stern’s face on the dial like he was on the poster for The Godfather. Even the beautifully complicated 5316/50P garnered feedback that luxury replica Patek Philippe UK was taking a page out of Lange’s “Lumen” book and was so limited that none of us at Hodinkee could get hands-on with the watch long enough to write about it.
I am also one of the worst prognosticators. I have no clue what cheap super clone Patek Philippe is up to behind closed doors. And yet, here I am, taking the deepest shot in the dark to understand where aaa quality fake Patek Philippe has been and where it’s going in 2024 and beyond.
To cut to the chase, we should see a new line of top quality replica watches from Swiss movement replica Patek Philippe this year, their first new collection in a quarter century. I’m not sure what it will look like, but it couldn’t come at a better time.
When Thierry Stern discontinued the ref. 5711 Patek Philippe Nautilus replica for men and introduced the ref. 5811 in white gold without a steel mode to match, it started a game of chicken between Stern and consumers to see who would flinch first. People still want the Nautilus – the asking price of a 5811 on the secondary market is around $150,000, over twice retail – but I haven’t seen one in the metal yet. I feel like I’ve seen fewer high quality fake Patek Philippe Nautilus references on wrists in the last year or so, too. That tells me that Stern may be winning the war for the heart of Patek, and we’ll likely have to hold our breath before the 5811/1A-001 (“the steel Nautilus”) comes to market.
You know what? That’s totally fine. Stern was right to say that he didn’t “want a single model to suddenly make up 50% or more of our collection and dominate Swiss super clone Patek Philippe’s image.” This is a company of the highest quality and highest complexity when it comes to watches. It’s still the peak of what I aspire to own in vintage and modern watches. I can’t think of anything that would knock high quality fake Patek Philippe off the top spot regarding a holistic view of what a watchmaking brand can be. But something curious has been happening at Patek over the last few years.