Can I Buy Patek Philippe Ref. 5208T “Only Watch” Sells for US$6.2m Replica Watches Online Safe

It is likely to take a particular sort of buyer who likes the Patek tradition and wants a very simple dress watch but has also seen their share of watches that seem like heirlooms straight out of the boutique. I believe Patek Philippe would do well to earn a steel choice but for now it will only be available in white gold. Priced at only around $30,000, it is about what you’d expect for a golden Patek Philippe time-only watch. I’m tenuously positive concerning the opinion but it is a substantial sticker price for the quirky cousin at the Calatrava household. Auctions are ideal for this sale of special items which aren’t otherwise available on the market.For that reason, I look forward to the interesting watches that are contributed to the Only Watch auction series which is currently being run by the auction house Christie’s. Just Watch is an event that we have covered a good deal over the years on aBlogtoWatch, and the next installment of this biennial auction sale will occur at Geneva on November 11th, 2017. The sole Watch auction series is not as powerful an event because it used to be, but its principal theme is still respected. The notion is that watch brands publish unique watches created specifically to be donated and sold in the auction. These are exceptional prototypes or are the very first in a limited-edition series. The profits (minus all sorts of fees, I’m sure) are to be given to Association Monegasque Contre le Myopathies (AMM) whose goal is to fund medical research to help treat a form of muscle dystrophy.Only Watch is just as powerful as the watches that are given by watch brands. All these are tax write-offs in addition to a means to gain promotion and an ego boost. Brands like to see their products go under the gavel and get bought up by collectors. That said, there’s nothing to stop brands from bidding on their own watches either directly or by means of a proxy. So, in my opinion, the actual numerical value of what the watches end up going for in the auction should be taken with a grain of salt. That same doctrine ought to be applied to the outcomes of every auction, as they merely represent what one purchaser, who happened to be current, was willing to do on that day.

The top lot at Only Watch 2017 was, predictably, the Patek Philippe Used Watches Sale Uk Replica ref. 5208T grand complication in titanium. Carrying an estimate of a piffling SFr900,000 to SFr1m, it sold for SFr6.2m, all fees included. That’s equivalent to US$6.2m, and just below the SFr7.3m price of the one-off stainless steel ref. 5016A the Geneva watchmaker put together for Only Watch two years ago.

Spirited bidding from several familiar room bidders from the Middle East, Europe and Asia helped carry the ref. 5208T to its final price, with the last two bidders tussling for the watch being Asian. Eventually the victor was the phone bidder represented by John Reardon, the head of Christie’s watch department.

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Already priced at just shy of a million dollars at retail for the ordinary platinum version, the ref. 5208 in titanium is unusually modern in style with its carbon-fibre inspired dial, but light in hand and pleasing to the ear; the titanium case makes a tremendous difference to its acoustics.

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With the beat-up Daytona “Paul Newman” once owned by Mr Newman himself having just sold for US$17.5m last month, the titanium Patek Philippe feels almost like a good buy.


Can I Buy Hands-On with the Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6006G Replica Wholesale Suppliers

A client, as the industry strangely likes to call him walks into a boutique, requesting “something flashy — but not tasteless… I learned from last time.” Seating plus a glass of bubbly is available and minutes after he has the boutique’s staff hand among those beauties over using their white gloved hands — for their lowly body is not permitted to touch these precious materials like almost-pure platinum, or sapphire. As the spot lamps glow down upon this setting such as stars in the sky, the watch reflects light at the to-be customer, blinding his eyes, keeping them from focusing on the ever-so-small price tag tucked away neatly on the interior of the strap.His eyes, tired from watching the plebs go about their lives as he rolls past them in his tinted Maybach, do their absolute best to glance behind the curved and proudly non-AR-coated crystal, desperately hunting for your feast they could feel is anticipating. Their efforts yield great rewards: nine enormous, baguette-cut diamonds sparkle back in them — “in the vicinity of a fifth of a carat,” his educated nouveau riche eyesight makes him whisper along with the team almost claps in appreciation. They are approximately 0.23ct.As a viewing angle is located where the entire ceiling and the remainder of the store is not reflected back at the client, a dial in a vibrant, nevertheless noble shade of blue starts to show itself, set alight by a subtle sunburst finish. Moments later, it becomes apparent, the 5170P isn’t about the dial colour, but about these fabulous baguette diamonds — which, to be fair, put an honorable battle against the reflections since they overly scatter light at a thousand ways.Diamond markers be a divisive power among watch fans. Those with a more faint confidence in their taste (or something else, possibly?) Actively seek the chance to overreact and, as such, contemplate even the suggestion of diamond mark to be a personal assault.

One of Patek Philippe‘s latest releases at Baselworld 2016, but little noticed (the retro perpetual ref. 5320G got most of the attention), is the Calatrava ref. 6006G.

It’s the third generation of an unusual series of watches that are easily one of the most distinctive contemporary Calatrava models, characterised by a functional, vaguely military look blended with elements of Bauhaus.

The series began with the ref. 5000G, produced in 1992 and 1993 in a limited edition of 1000 watches. With a black dial, radial Arabic numerals and a subsidiary seconds between four and five, the ref. 5000G was a departure from the typical Calatrava look and sold well. In the wake of its success variants in other metals with different dial styles were later added.

But the ref. 5000G was typical of the time and only 33mm. So 13 years later in 2005 – product cycles were much longer not that long ago – Patek Philippe returned to the same design with the ref. 6000G. The new model preserved the dial styling, but became more functional with a pointer date, as well as growing the case to 37mm. Again, variations in other colours were subsequently introduced.

A noteworthy example of the model was the one of a kind ref. 6000T in titanium created in 2007 for Geneva charity Children Action, which sold for the third time at auction last year for just over US$240,000.

Unique Ref. 6000T “Children Action” with two-tone dial

Now the quirky aesthetic returns with the ref. 6006G, essentially the same thing but bigger.

The white gold case is now a good 39mm in diameter. Despite being slightly larger the overall proportions have been largely preserved, with the off-centre seconds positioned well and not too far from the edge of the dial, as is often the case is enlarged designs.

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Various aesthetic tweaks were also executed, all of which improve the look. The hands are now large, improving legibility, but open-worked so as not to leave them looking too heavy.

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The pointer hand for the date is now tipped with an arrowhead, rather than a bracket. Functionally it’s identical but the sharp point looks slightly more purposeful.

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Both the minute track and seconds are now finished in white, giving the dial more contrast.

Best of all, however, is an element that’s difficult to discern, at least initially. Though the dial is largely black, it has four different surface finishes, each on a separate level. The most obvious is the concentric stamping on the silvered surface of the minute track and subsidiary seconds.

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More notably, the black portions of the dial have three varied finishes, giving the sections different tones despite the colour being the same.

The outermost ring for the date has a grained surface and is slightly raised, while the track for the hour numerals has a circular brushing. And finally the central portion of the dial has a radial brushed finish.

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From the back the calibre 240 PS C is visible. The view is no different from other Patek Philippe watches with this calibre, a slim automatic with micro-rotor. Like all Patek Philippe movements it’s equipped with a silicon hairspring.

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It’s an attractive and reliable movement, though one could wish for a more artisanal or decorative finish.

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Price and availability

Priced at SFr27,000 or S$40,400, and will be available later in 2017, the Calatrava ref. 6006G-001 is priced comparably to other Calatrava models, but the ask is still somewhat steep for a simple watch with a date. But if one is in the market for an entry-level Patek Philippe, the ref. 6006G is arguably the most interesting of the range.

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