As Ben highlighted all the way back in 2016, the uk luxury fake Patek Philippe ref. 530 is considered “the rarest production reference of chronograph” from the entire history of the Swiss company. It’s more-or-less an upsized version of the OG ref. 130 and it’s understood that it was offered exclusively to AAA replica Patek Philippe‘s VIP collectors who desired a larger chronograph to wear.
The catalog notes for the upcoming lot 2035 indicate that “just over 100 pieces were made in yellow gold, pink gold, and stainless steel,” between 1937 and 1962. The perfect replica Patek Philippe up for sale at Sotheby’s on Monday dates to 1951 and is one of a total of 15 pink-gold 530s known to exist.
The current super clone watch was first sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in May 1999 by the family of the original owner to the Nevadian Collector, who had the dial restored by 1:1 fake Patek Philippe after he took ownership of the watch.
While not quite as rare as the stainless steel, Astrua Torino-signed example that Ben highlighted six years ago, Monday’s pink-gold Patek Philippe ref. 530 replica for sale carries an estimate of 1,600,000 – 2,400,000 HKD, or $203,966 – $305,950.