Just US$6,000 – US$8,000. This is the estimate range that Sotheby’s has set for this gorgeous tonneau-shaped, white-gold perpetual calendar watch from perfect fake Cartier, a Privé model no less. The idea that a precious metal perpetual calendar from Cartier would go for such a figure is mind-boggling considering how much luxury replica Cartier has grown in the eyes of collectors worldwide in recent years. But, even were this watch to go for double the estimate, I still think it would be an absolute steal.
The best 1:1 fake Cartier‘s white gold case is 34.5mm in diameter and 43mm lug-to-lug, so perhaps its smaller size does not suit some. But, for wrists like mine (~6.5 inches), or for those who like more vintage-inspired sizing, it is an absolute goldilocks fit. Well, what about the movement? Is it simply a dressed up ETA and that has lead to the lower estimate? Nope. The 9100MC automatic calibre of the aaa quality replica Cartier was manufactured by Frederic Piguet, which has since been acquired by Blancpain.
But F. Piguet has made some incredible movements – including the automatic flyback chronograph calibre 1185 that once held the record for the thinnest automatic chronograph movement upon its debut in 1988 and was used in earlier generations of Royal Oak and Overseas Chronographs. I almost hesitated choosing this Swiss movement replica Cartier as a sleeper pick to keep the intel for myself, but duty-bound to you, the readers, I relented. If this watch hammers within the estimate, I will be punching air for the lucky winner.