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Counterfeit Patek Philippe 5130r-001 World Time “Tiffany Dial” 18k Rose Gold Rare

25200 Patek Philippe replica watches 5130R Tiffany & Co World Time, 5130R-001, 5130G001, 18k rose gold on a strap with an 18k rose gold deployment buckle, automatic Patek Philippe caliber 240 HU movement, 24 hour “world time” indicator, silver sunburst dial with guilloche in the center, this watch was retailed by Tiffany & Co and bears the signature on the dial, hour hand is a homage to the original 1415 world time, sapphire crystal, display back, diameter 39mm, thickness 10mm, Like New with original box and papers that are stamped with no date!

copy Patek Philippe 240-228 movement
copy Patek Philippe 240-228 movement

This is an 18K rose gold fake Patek Philippe World Time 5130R-001 watch. It has an alligator leather strap with an 18K rose gold deployant clasp, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It includes a screw-down exhibition sapphire case back and protected crown. There is a push button on the band at 10 o’clock to activate the settable discs with the different time zones, as well as the 24 hours and jump-type time setting. The 39.5mm diameter solid two-body case, flat bezel, and downturned lugs are polished/brushed. The dial is silvered guilloche with a sunburst pattern in the center, with applied black dart hour marker indexes, and oxidized gold alpha hands with a center sweep seconds hand, and a ring hour hand referencing the designs of the 1930’s. An outer ring 24-hour time zone is split into nocturnal and diurnal hemispheres, with the second time zone registering at the 12 o’clock position. The outermost revolving brushed silver ring dial is engraved with the names of 24 global locations. It’s water resistant to 30 meters/100 feet, and it has a 48 hour power reserve at full wind. The 10mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

The mechanical automatic self-winding Patek Philippe 240-228 movement is rhodium-plated, with fausses cotes embellishment, and it’s stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark. It’s constructed with 33 jewels, 239 components, a Gyromax balance wheel that’s adjusted to temperature, isochronism, and 5 positions, a self-compensating Breguet flat balance spring, and a 22K gold off-center mini-rotor which vibrates at 21,600 vph (3 Hz) an hour.

patek philippe ref.5130r-001 replica
patek philippe ref.5130r-001 replica

This watch was introduced in 2006. It replaced the ref. 5110 that debuted in 2000 for the millennium, which was inspired by the original World Time watches. The Patek World Time system is based on master horologist, Louis Cottier’s 1930’s mechanism for exhibiting every time zone on the planet.

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Diamond Ring, Replica Patek Philippe Top Nadeau’s New Year’s Day Auction

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s January 1 sale kicked off the new year in a sparkling way, led by a platinum diamond ring set with three emerald cut diamonds having a total weight of more than 5½ carats easily besting its estimate to attain $37,200. The jewelry and watch category also featured a Patek Philippe replica watches (Geneva) minute chronometer in an 18K gold closed face case, with two stopwatch hands for $32,500, after a round of rapid, competitive bidding.

Lot one in the auction was the stylish 1966 single-owner Thunderbird with original yellow paint and original bill of sale and just an unbelievable 51,569 miles on the odometer. Bidding for the Thunderbird opened at $5,000 with a bid from the floor, and with action from the internet and the buyers at the sale, a customer at the auction won the car for $15,600.

Among 35 pieces sold from the massive Credit Suisse Americana collection was a Nineteenth Century oil on canvas depiction of 43 prominent American businessmen. Painted by American artist Thomas Prichard Rossiter (1818–1871), it reached $20,400. Nadeau’s sold part 1 of this collection in late 2015 and offerings continued in sales throughout last year. Another highlight from the collection was a rare full-colored chromolithograph broadside from the Civil War, imploring all recently freed slaves to join the Union army and “fight for the stars and stripes.” It made $6,600.

Among other notable lots in the sale was a spectacular pair of George III satinwood and tulipwood marquetry bookcase cabinets in two parts. The bookcases were from a “socialite’s apartment in New York City,” possibly by Gillows, circa 1790. The pair opened at $9,500, and with competing bids from the phones and internet, achieved $18,000 from a telephone bidder.

A Nineteenth Century Italian micromosaic plaque, a depiction of Castello Sant’Angelo on the Tiber and St Peters, measuring 8½ by 14 inches, achieved $18,750. Among the many noteworthy art glass lamps sold was the spectacular leaded glass floor lamp, with a large and multicolored peony shade, which fetched $15,600. A Handel lamp with a reverse painted Peter Broggi Birds of Paradise shade, featuring brightly colored exotic birds, flowers and foliage, realized $9,900. Other notable lamps sold included a blue pheasant reverse-painted table lamp, which achieved $8,750.

“Ruffled Grouse,” an engraving after John James Audubon (1785–1851), engraved and colored by Havell, London, 1828, which measured 25¼ by 36¾ inches, reached $12,000.. “White-Fronted Goose,” a hand colored engraving after Audubon, and colored by Havell, 1836, and measuring 24¼ by 37 inches, achieved $2,400. A pleasing pair of oil on board paintings by Percival Leonard Rosseau (1859–1937), “Settlers Ready for the Hunt” and “Dogs at Play,” which measured 10 by 14 inches each, reached $10,200. Two drypoint etchings by Carl Clemens Rungius: “Osborn’s Caribou” and “Near Long Lake,” both pencil signed on the lower right: C Rungius, signed artist’s proof, limited edition, brought $2,000 and $6,562, respectively.

An iconic oil on canvas by American artist Emile Albert Gruppe (1896–1978), a view of Gloucester Harbor titled “Italian Docks.” The painting portrays fishing schooners tied to each other with men on board. The painting, signed on the lower right Emile A. Gruppe, in a gilt frame, 30 by 25 inches, reached $10,800. A set of striking Joseph Dufour et Cie papier paint panels, set on six large folding screens, which depicts an Algerian garden scene, was sold midway through the sale. The wallpaper screen had a modest estimate of $4/8,000, but interest drove the selling price to $13,200.

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fake patek philippe women’s watches

A striking pair of Algerian watercolors, circa 1825, French School, “City with Mosque on River’s Edge” and “Leaving the Mosque,” which had been sold by Parke-Bernet circa 1956, brought $16,800. Edward Gregory Smith (1880–1961) painted the bucolic “Old Fashioned Winter,” an oil on canvas, signed lower left. Measuring 24 by 30 inches, it achieved $3,900. A neoclassical ormolu, with cobalt blue glass and cut crystal eight-light chandelier, bronze frame, possibly Swedish or Russian, 48 by 36 inches, made $9,000. An ornate and elegant Empire gilt and patinated bronze chandelier, 18 lights, and winged putti, suspended from six chains, was possibly Northern European, Nineteenth Century. It measured 43 by 24 inches and brought $7,200.

In the modernist department, a stylish Philip & Kelvin Laverne round “Tao” coffee table, which was enameled acid-etched and patinated-bronze pewter, signed Philip-Kelvin Laverne, made $2,880. An unusual Art Deco shagreen kneehole desk, with rectangular top and long center drawer, which was flanked by four rectangular drawers on each side, in the manner of Jean Pascaud or R&Y Augousti, 31 by 59 by 23 inches, reached $5,100.

A European oil on panel, attributed to Quiringh Gerritsz van Brekelenkam (1622–1668) depicted an interior scene, a fireplace with a woman cooking. The painting, which realized $10,800, had a Sotheby’s label on the reverse, and measured 23½ by 21 inches, and was acquired by the present owner in Amsterdam in the early 1950s.

After the sale, Ed Nadeau said, “There was a very strong response from bidders from the phones and internet – less participation in the room. Buyers at the sale were not actively bidding.”

The auction had a tremendous variety that included American and European fine art, furniture, lighting, bronzes, modernist-era furniture and art, silver, period bronze and art glass.

Imitation Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Ref. 5396 With Breguet Numerals

Patek’s annual calendar was first introduced in 1996 as the patek philippe replica watches sale ref. 5035, with 20 distinct annual calendar models following over the ensuing 20 years.  With 2016 being the the 20th anniversary of what is now its best selling complication, Patek launched a new take on the complication – not a limited anniversary edition, but a subtly reworked and refined version that logically complements the 21 previous models:  the ref. 5396 annual calendar.  The two models of the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5396 Annual Calendar launched in 2016 differed not only in terms of case and dial colors, but they also project two distinctly different personalities, available in 18K white gold with a dark gray sunburst dial and in 18K rose gold with a silvery white opaline dial.  The case remains the same as that on the existing version of the ref. 5396, measuring 38.5 mm in diameter and typical of Patek Philippe, a slim 11.2 mm high. Inside is the 324 S QA LU 24H, a self-winding movement with a silicon hairspring.

patek philippe annual calendar replica
patek philippe annual calendar replica

One of the most traditional of the brand’s annual imitation calendar watches, the ref. 5396 is distinguished by the twin apertures for the day and month, and the moon phase display at six o’clock – a layout that is reminiscent of the refs. 3448 and 3450, two of the great Patek Philippe perpetual calendars of the late 20th century.  The in-line double aperture in the upper half of the dial displays the day of the week on the left and the month on the right. The date display of the Ref. 5396 is positioned in a large aperture at 6 o’clock.  Together with the double aperture, it frames the 24-hour subsidiary dial with the moon-phase display in the lower half of the dial.  This layout is reminiscent of Patek Philippe perpetual calendars from the 1940s and 1950s, Patek notes.  A peripheral circle of small gold minute markers frames the sculpted applied Breguet numerals in 18K gold.  They harmonize with the Dauphine-style hour and minute hands as well as with the long, slender sweep seconds hand.  The sapphire-crystal glass is prominently cambered, endowing the watch with volume and a highly modern look.

The existing versions of this model, with baton-markers rather than Breguet numerals, remain in the lineup: the ref. 5396G-011 and the 5396R-011 on strap, and the 5396/1G-010 and 5396/1R-010 on bracelet.

patek philippe ref. 5396 replica
patek philippe ref. 5396 replica

The copy ref. 5396 retails at SFr42,300 including taxes, same as the existing versions of the reference.

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Patek Philippe Chairman Tells Swiss Fake Watch Industry To Slow Down

The people who make some of Switzerland’s most expensive patek philippe  fake watches have a word of advice for the rest of the industry: Slow down.

That might help avoid a repeat of the last two years, when watchmakers had to cut jobs and repurchase inventory after their rush into the Chinese market hit a wall. As more than two dozen brands prepare to showcase their creations at Geneva’s watch fair next week, a handful of unlisted companies that avoided the worst of the debacle say there are ways to bypass the boom-and-bust cycle.

“You shouldn’t rush,” said Patek Philippe Chairman Thierry Stern, crossing his arms in a conference room at company headquarters near Geneva. “It’s more important to preserve rarity. Most brands had to rush, because they had to achieve figures, shareholders were pushing them. For us it’s not the same.”

Switzerland has churned out more than 1 billion watches over the past four decades, and the industry is eager for signs that the worst downturn in demand since the 1980s may be ending. Richemont, which makes timepieces under a dozen brands including Cartier, said Thursday sales of patek philippe twenty 4 womens stainless steel watch at its own stores rose over the Christmas season. Total revenue at the watch unit dropped amid weak orders from other retailers. Shares in Richemont and Swatch Group AG surged on optimism the worst was over.

Still, Patek, Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille executives say they have an advantage over publicly traded Swiss watchmakers because they don’t have shareholders hounding them to increase production, which would undercut the scarcity of their luxury items.

All three brands have had sales growth for at least half a decade and haven’t resorted to job cuts. Richemont, by contrast, eliminated about 200 positions last year. Swatch’s revenue is expected to drop 8 percent in 2016, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Richard Mille, which hired 25 people last year, recorded sales growth of 22 percent, even as the market shrank. Its watches sell for an average of 180,000 Swiss francs ($178,500).

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replica patek philippe watches

“We do whatever we want, we don’t have to please shareholders,” Audemars Piguet Chief Executive Officer Francois-Henry Bennahmias said in his office in Le Brassus, an hour’s snowy drive from Geneva. “Many watchmakers are opening more doors instead of shrinking distribution, which is what they should be doing. We’ve also always made a point not to increase production like crazy, which has helped us a lot.”

Richemont declined to comment. A Swatch spokesman said the company doesn’t act under pressure from shareholders and analysts, and that its own stores were performing best, especially in challenging times.

The Swiss watch industry isn’t new to trauma. It survived the quartz crisis, in which competition from battery-powered watches in the 1970s and 1980s led some 60,000 jobs to disappear. Swatch’s namesake mass-market plastic watch kept factories running, helping the industry survive.

By 2010, a main driver for Swiss watchmakers was booming demand in China and Hong Kong. That led brands owned by Swatch and Richemont to increase production, push prices higher and open more stores in the region. Then, a campaign against extravagant spending and corruption in China crimped demand for patek philippe calatrava 18k screw back automatic watch there. More recently, terrorist attacks have cut the numbers of free-spending Chinese tourists coming to Europe.

Still, Swiss watch exports to mainland China have rebounded in recent months, and Hong Kong neared a return to growth in November. A recovery could mean that the listed groups would have advantage on their side again.

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fake patek philippe calatrava

“Large players suffer from a greater fixed cost base and a greater store network, while smaller companies can be more nimble,” said John Guy, an analyst at MainFirst Bank in London. “On the other hand, those large players that pushed into China during the boom will be in the best position to reap the benefits if the market environment starts to improve.”

To Zuzanna Pusz, an analyst at Berenberg, being listed doesn’t necessarily create more pressure on management, especially as both Swatch and Richemont are run by families. Swatch’s biggest shareholders are CEO Nick Hayek and Chairwoman Nayla Hayek, while Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert has control of his company’s voting shares.

“They’ve historically been more focused on creating value in the long term and less so on just pleasing shareholders in the short-term,” Pusz said. “The reality is we don’t really know how well or badly the unlisted companies are doing, since we don’t have the same transparency. I doubt Patek and the rest are growing double-digit now.”

Last year the industry exported more than 20 million patek philippe multi-scale chronograph copy watches, bringing the grand total to 2.7 billion Swiss timepieces since 1885, when records began.

“The Swiss watch industry has produced too many watches,” said Richard Mille, CEO of the namesake brand, which produced 3,550 pieces last year. “Many groups today are paying for the fact that they were pushed by shareholders for volume, volume, volume.”

atek Philippe George Thompson Pocket replcia Watch

One Complicated Copy Patek Philippe Pocket Watch From The Us Antiques Roadshow In 2004

We have been hoping this valuation of a very rare vintage Patek Philippe pocket copy watch from the US Antiques Roadshow would be re-uploaded to their website.  This is one of those finds where the timepiece has literally been sitting locked away in perfect condition.  Yes, we know the clip is from 2004 but still goes to show a timepiece of importance can be unearthed anytime and place.

The pocket watch manufactured by Patek Philippe 18K gold in 1914 featured a perpetual calendar, splits seconds chronograph and minute repeater housed in an engine turned 18ct gold case.  The man who brought in the pocket watch was the great-grandson of the original owner.

atek Philippe George Thompson Pocket replcia Watch
Patek Philippe George Thompson Pocket replcia Watch

The story of the rediscovery of George Thompson’s unique, grand complication timepiece is almost as extraordinary as the watch itself. Thompson, who was born in the English county of Devon in 1840, began his working life as a financier but the bank he worked for collapsed during the 1870s, prompting him to move to America. Changing to a career in journalism, he took a position with the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch in St. Paul, Minnesota, eventually becoming its editor and owner.

Thompson’s success in business enabled him to commission Patek Philippe Chronometro Gondolo to make this exceptional, double-dialled watch. The front features a conventional time display with a split seconds chronograph, a 30-minute register and constant subsidiary seconds, while the reverse incorporates the perpetual calendar dials showing the day, month, date and phases of the moon,  each one exquisitely decorated in red enamel for maximum clarity. The watch also includes a minute repeater mechanism and, unusually, both the front and back bezels of its massive 54mm diameter case are engine-turned.

The whereabouts of this historically important replica patek philippe watch remained unknown for decades until it was brought to a specialist on the American version of the Antiques Roadshow for appraisal in June 2004 by Thompson’s great grandson, who had inherited it. Previously unaware of its significance, the great- grandson subsequently consigned it to a Sotheby’s auction in May 2006, where it trebled expectations to fetch CHF1.86 million. It was sold with its original box, which still contained two spare crystals and two spare springs.

The minute repeater slide on the Patek Philippe George Thompson Pocket watch
It is still possible that many rare pieces are still lying in safe keeping, with their owners not knowing the significance of what they have in their safe or drawer.  We love stories like this and seeing the reaction of the person when they found out the value of their timepiece.

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