At a Bonhams London auction in 2021, a sale featuring a George Daniels Millenium, Patek Philippe grand complications and an F.P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain Sport was headlined by 1975 quartz replica watches wholesale by Cartier.
Such is the hype around 1:1 best fake watches made by Cartier’s London workshops in the 1960s and 70s, that an ultra-rare Cartier Pebble with turtle lugs eclipsed some of the most desirable high quality Cartier replica watches in the world and sold for £225,250 ($254,846).
Earlier the same year, Philips Geneva Watch Auction XIII set a record for the sale of luxury copy Cartier London Pebble watches with a hammer price of CHF 403,000 ($450,000).
Swiss made replica Cartier London watches was operating independently from the Parisian jeweller in the 1960s, and its designers may have been enjoying the swinging sixties a little too much as they created iconic shapes including the Crash.
Top Cartier fake watches from the workshop are rare, and the Pebble may be rarest of all, with only six thought to have been made in a larger size and a handful of slightly smaller pieces.
Those auction prices and rising demand from collectors that is fueling them, may be behind a limited edition reissue of cheap Cartier Pebble replica watches this week.
Only 150 are being made, and a visit to a Cartier authorised dealer yesterday by WATCHPRO confirmed they could be sold several times over.
“In the week when Patek Philippe announced its white gold successor to the Nautilus 5711, my phone has been pinging all day with requests for the Pebble,” WATCHPRO heard.
The new 2022 super clone Cartier Pebble watches, each individually numbered, is made from 18ct gold and uses the modern Cartier 430 MC ultra slim hand wound movement.
“As well as showcasing a singular design, it also reflects the great creative principles established by Louis Cartier: pure lines, precise shapes, harmonious proportions and an attention to detail,” Cartier says.
Although modernized, the 36mm AAA China replica Cartier watches has all the design elements of its vintage forefather including an eggshell-colored dial, Roman numerals, blued hands, a secret signature and a light brown calf leather strap.
It goes on sale in November for $40,000.