Guitarist Eric Clapton’s patek philippe replica watches have been appearing more frequently at auction over the last couple of years. Clapton, of course, is a well-known collector of rare and outstanding timepieces primarily by Patek Philippe and Rolex. Last year, for example, his ultra-rare Rolex Cosmograph Oyster Daytona Albino Reference 6263 went up for auction by Phillips, smashing a world record for any Rolex sold at auction when it hammered for more than $1.4 million (see Steel Patek Philippe and Eric Clapton’s Rolex Daytona 6263 Oyster Albino Smash World Auction Records).
At Phillips Hong Kong Watch Auction: Three, which takes place on November 29, 2016, a trio of Patek Philippe timepieces owned by Eric Clapton are set to go under the hammer, and these could also bring high prices – particularly if the most recent auction tendencies for these two brands are any indication. And all three of these Patek Philippe models are fitted with dials with dot hour markers and a Roman numeral 12 in Breguet style that have been customized for Clapton, making them even more valuable. Naturally, they all come with official certificates of origin from Geneva’s Patek Philippe boutique that display the sale provenance to the English guitarist.
Lot 1009 comprises Replica Patek Philippe Reference 3970G, a 36 mm white gold perpetual calendar chronograph with display of moon phases and second time zone (24-hour indication). Clapton purchased this timepiece on June 11, 2008, and its sale estimate is now $180-$400.
Lot 1010, Copy Patek Philippe Reference 3970R, is perpetual calendar chronograph with moon phases and second time zone (24-hour indication) housed in a 36 mm rose gold case. Clapton purchased this timepiece on June 10, 2008, and its sale estimate is now $180-$400.
Lot 1011, Fake Patek Philippe Reference 5004R, is a black-dialed split-seconds chronograph perpetual calendar with moon phases and second time zone (24-hour indication) housed in a 36 mm, pink gold case. Clapton purchased it on January 27, 2011; it is estimated to sell for $300 to $600.
All three of these cheap patek philippe replica watches are fresh to market meaning they have only had one owner and have never before appeared at auction.