Let’s start with the record-breaker, the luxury fake Patek Philippe 2499 in pink gold, selling for 60.3m HKD (~$7.7m). It’s a world record for the Patek reference 2499, of which Patek Philippe replica for sale only produced 349 examples from 1950 until 1985. Amazingly, this piece has held the record for the 2499 before, when it sold at Sotheby’s back in 2007 for CHF 2.7m. Most recently, its record was surpassed by the Asprey 2499 (sold at Sotheby’s for CHF 3.9m in 2018), another Swiss made replica watch uk that has also been previously owned by The Nevadian Collector (!).
The luxury fake Patek Philippe 2499 is perhaps the most important collectible reference in all of vintage Patek, beloved by collectors for its bold case proportions, lugs, and round pushers (introduced in the second series of the 2499). These modern features of the AAA replica Patek Philippe set it apart and make it more desirable than the earlier (and more rare) reference 1518 (more on these in a moment).
So why the record result for this Gobbi-signed 2499? Only nine pink gold second series Swiss movement replica Patek Philippe 2499 examples are known, and this is the only example with a retailer signature. On top of that, it’s in outstanding original condition.