Replica Patek Philippe Calatrava “Squelette” Ref. 5180/1R-001

The new Replica Patek Philippe Calatrava “Squelette” Ref. 5180/1R-001 comes in around rose-gold Calatrava case which is reduced to a narrow frame to places emphasis on the movement. With its large-format sapphire crystal glass and caseback, it assures total transparency yet offers optimized protection and water resistance to 3 bar (30 meters).

The aesthetic appeal and transparency with which the Replica caliber 240 SQU keeps track of time make it a miniature opus of kinetic art. Its plate and bridges are pierced to the maximum extent possible to create a seductive view without compromising the reliability and functional integrity of the movement. The work involved calls for the skill of the watchmaker who knows exactly where the limits of skeletonization lie. It takes more than a week to create the filigreed transparency of the movement.

The plate is open-worked even above the barrel, exposing the coiled mainspring beneath the pierced contour of the Calatrava cross, which has been a registered Replica Patek Philippe trademark for over one hundred years.
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The next steps take place on the workbench of the engraver who further refines the watch with his artisanal skills. He invests more than 130 hours to decorate the remaining structures with vivid arabesques and volutes. The “Replica Patek Philippe Genève” brand signature is engraved on the remaining parts of the barrel frame around the Calatrava cross, which itself is also decorated.
Additionally, the “PP” logo of the Replica Patek Philippe Seal is making its first appearance of the 22K gold mini rotor.

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In the end, the entire skeletonized movement chassis is plated with rose gold and then polished to match the case and bracelet. The self-winding caliber 240 SQU is framed by a movement holder ring in 18K rose gold 5N. The ring itself is also skeletonized down to 12 spokes that serve as hour markers.

With a tolerance of -3 to +2 seconds per day, the rate accuracy of the movement complies with the strict directives of the Replica Patek Philippe Seal. This is due not least to the Spiromax® balance spring made of high-tech Silinvar®. Its purple iridescent shimmer is readily visible in the totally skeletonized movement.

Auctions Antiquorum’s Geneva May replica watches sales results

— The top lot of the sale was the Replica Patek Philippe UK Ref. 2499 Fourth Series retailed by Tiffany & Co, sold for CHF 471,500.
Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 Fourth Series retailed by Tiffany & Co. (lot 504) © Antiquorum

Antiquorum’s May 10th auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, totaled CHF 6,549,512 with 121% sold by value. Enthusiastic bidding for the impressive sale of over 500 modern and vintage timepieces was underscored by particularly intense and exciting competition for the Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 Fourth Series retailed by Tiffany & Co. and General MacArthur’s Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso. Bids came in from across the globe including from China, Hong Kong, the United States as well as Switzerland.

The top lot of the sale was the Patek Philippe replica watches Ref. 2499 Fourth Series retailed by Tiffany & Co. (lot 504). The extremely rare and highly coveted 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar attracted global attention and sold to a room bidder for an exceptional CHF 471,500.

The much anticipated Jaeger-LeCoultre Ref. 201 Early Reverso that formerly belonged to Five-Star General Douglas MacArthur (lot 359) also drew tremendous worldwide interest. The historically important and very rare wristwatch inspired highly competitive bidding and sold for CHF 87,500, over four times its high estimate.

Another high point of the sale was the intense bidding for the Louis Audemars for Leroy Highly Important and Ultra Complicated Watch with 11 Complications Presented by King Alphonse XIII of Spain to Count Vicente Santamaria De Paredes (lot 384).After several minutes of spirited bidding, the highly important and ultra-complicated watch was acquired for an astounding CHF 351,750, over twice its low estimate.

The Limited Edition Vacheron Constantin replica watches UK Ref. 30030 “Les Cabinotiers” aroused enormous interest; the skeletonized (lot 495) 18K gold Minute Repeater sold for CHF 303,750, over double its estimate.

The Magnificent and Unique Tourbillon Patek Philippe Replica Watches (lot 181) that was formerly part of the Fake Patek Philippe Watches Private Museum Collection and two-time winner of the observatory first prize brought CHF 243,750.

Pocket watch collectors fiercely competed for the Ilbery Large Chinese Market Watch “A Grand View of the Seashore”; the extremely rare 18K gold champlevé and painted on enamel pocket watch with duplex sold for CHF 231,750, nearly three times its high estimate.

Rare examples of the Replica Rolex UK Paul Newman continue to galvanize collectors; the Rolex Ref. 6239 Paul Nemwan retailed by Tiffany and Co. (lot 418) offered at auction for the first time attained CHF 231,750; while the 18K yellow Gold Rolex Re. 6239 Paul Newman (lot 420) sold for CHF 207,750.

Other exceptional examples from Rolex also achieved important results.  Multiple bidders competed for the Rolex Ref. 6062 (lot 415) which sold for CHF 183,750. Also in high demand, the Rolex Ref. 5513 Explorer Dial Pointed Crown Guard Underline (lot 419) inspired impassioned bidding, finally selling for CHF 116,550. In addition, the Rolex Ref. 6240 So-Called Solo (lot 312) attained CHF 96,150; and the Rolex Ref. 5512 Submariner Meter First Gilt Chaper Ring Pointed Crown Guard (lot 114) sold for CHF 55,000, over twice its high estimate.