I’ve cut up the price ranges a little bit to show you what’s out there from Swiss fake Patek Philippe. In fact, I am contemplating buying my first best replica Patek Philippe as I write this. In the past, around 2009 or so, right before I purchased my Royal Oak 15202ST, I did try the Nautilus 5711/1A for a few days thanks to my colleague Gerard. I quickly discovered that it was not for me and that I preferred the Royal Oak. Today, I am looking at something completely different, though. It might be an age thing (I am turning 45 this year if all goes well), but I have come to the point where I feel that I need a proper gold dress watch. I love my rose gold Globemaster for example, but due to its thickness (which I don’t mind for an everyday watch), it’s hardly considered a dress copy watch.
I want something smaller and thinner, and quickly found myself browsing for Breguet Classique, Lange 1815, and Vacheron Constantin Patrimony watches. And, of course, AAA replica Patek Philippe Calatrava watches. I think one of the most beautiful dress watches out there is the gold Calatrava reference 5196, with a retail price of €22,300. To me, this watch embodies the perfect dress super clone watch.
It has a discrete diameter of 37mm, and it is super thin at 7.68mm. More importantly, it has an incredibly beautiful and clean dial, with applied gold hour markers, gold dauphine hands, and a small seconds register at 6 o’clock. But one might also consider a 5227, a slightly larger top fake Patek Philippe Calatrava at 39mm with a date window. Both these watches are available around the retail price, even on platforms like Chrono24.
Replica Patek Philippe Complications
But what if we take it up a notch? The €22,300 or €34,000 for the above-mentioned super clone Patek Philippe Calatravas are still far away from the going prices of the Nautilus 5711/1A. One of the most beautiful Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendars, in my opinion, was the reference 3940, replaced by the 5140.
The prices are a bit all over the place (€35K-60K), but I found beautiful pre-owned pieces around the €45K-50K price range. I have no specific preference for either the 3940 or 5140; both use the same high quality replica Patek Philippe caliber 240 Q.
The 5140 is just slightly bigger at 37.2mm (instead of 36mm). Today’s version of those copy watches online is probably the reference 5327, also powered by Patek’s caliber 240 Q. It has a slightly different dial with Breguet numerals and a case diameter of 39mm. This AAA copy Patek Philippe Grand Complication has a retail price of €87,700. Market prices, however, are a bit lower than that. It’s available in white gold with a blue dial, but also in red or yellow gold with an ivory dial.