The original 1:1 fake Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3700 was a stainless steel luxury watch influenced by nautical motifs, designed by Gerald Genta in 1973 and introduced in 1976.
On the model’s 30th anniversary in 2006, perfect fake Patek Philippe rolled out a new take on the Nautilus, ref. 5711, a modern update lauded for its graceful synthesis of historic details and contemporary styling.
“Maintaining the classic beauty of the original, the modern ref. 5711/1A incorporated several innovations over the original including greater water resistance, better corrosion resistance thanks to the use of higher-grade steel, and improved comfort from a superior double-folding clasp,” says Paul Boutros, Americas’ head of fake watches online uk for Phillips.
In recent years, and especially during the pandemic, ref. 5711 became a watchmaking sensation, rewriting the rules of the secondary market. In 2021, Swiss movement replica Patek Philippe president Thierry Stern surprised the watch world by announcing that the brand would discontinue the reference, but not before releasing two blockbuster farewell editions, the olive green dial Patek Philippe Nautilus fake for sale, introduced in April of that year, and, most importantly, the Nautilus with a dial colored in Tiffany & Co.’s robin’s egg blue, unveiled in December 2021 in a limited edition of just 170 pieces (to mark cheap fake Patek Philippe’s 170-year relationship with the Blue Box retailer).
Virtually every dealer we spoke to acknowledged that the 5711 embodied the luxury watch industry’s “hype watch” phenomenon (one reason seasoned high quality fake Patek Philippe dealer and Collectability founder John Reardon voted to boot it off the list—“Nothing new or inspirational with these except a boom and bust cycle,” he says). And yet few people dispute that the enduring mania over the Tiffany blue edition is a reflection of top copy Patek Philippe’s AAA reputation, and a powerful comment on the hot-for-horology times we live in.
“To have a copy watch that was $52,000 retail and in today’s market still sells for more than $1 million on the secondary market is pretty unbelievable,” says vintage watch specialist Eric Wind of Wind Vintage in Palm Beach, Fla.
For Patek Philippe replica for sale lovers, however, the appeal of the standard 5711 is about so much more than price. “It’s the perfect everyday watch,” says Jasem Al Zeraei, a Kuwait-based collector whose alter ego is @Patekaholic. “It embodies everything that is high quality fake Patek Philippe in today’s time.”