In 1991, perfect replica Cartier Paris introduced the Crash in a limited edition of 400 pieces in a smaller yellow gold case, measuring 38.5mm by 22.5mm with the word “Paris” at six instead of “London.” Additionally, the luxury fake Cartier UK secret signature was incorporated in the numeral VII where the word “Cartier” is written in delicate capital letters.
In the following years, custom orders were produced in various metals including pink gold, white gold and platinum. The next limited edition was released in 1997 when the brand celebrated the re-opening of its flagship store at 13 Rue de la Paix. During the 1990s, best 1:1 replica Cartier UK also made market-specific limited editions such as a 40-piece pink gold version with burgundy numerals for the Hong Kong market.
To date, the AAA quality replica Cartier Paris Crash in yellow gold has emerged 42 times at auction since 1996, making it the most prevalent version. The platinum model in contrast has surfaced only 10 times. Aside from its initial auction debut in 2006, the platinum edition has consistently commanded a higher price than its yellow gold counterpart. Furthermore, this divergence has steadily increased over time, culminating in this year’s sale of a 1992 platinum example at US$353,368 during Phillips’ Geneva Auction XVII in May. The yellow gold in comparison reached its peak at US$304,700 in May 2022 and last sold for US$270,869, settling around a median price of roughly US$220,000 as of 2023.
“The high quality fake Cartier Paris Crash in platinum demonstrates impressive growth, comparable to the London version, and is relatively rare, suggesting potential for further market expansion from its latest sale in 2023,” says Prigigallo.
Somewhere between the late 1990s and the new millennium, the word “Paris” was removed from the dial, and in its place, the inscription “made in France” was introduced along the edge. Over the years, a platinum example from 2002 with a custom burgundy dial has appeared at auction on three separate occasions. It last sold for US$51,141 in 2010. Cartier Crash replica watches online UK bearing the “made in France” marking are predominantly discovered in pink gold, although it was also produced in other colours of gold. The most recent sale garnered US$224,714 at Sotheby’s in October 2022.