As for Swiss replica Cartier UK: Just two years ago, it probably would’ve been inconceivable that a simple, dressy time-only vintage Cartier would sell for more than a million dollars. Now, we’ve seen it happen twice in the past six months: First with an original London Crash from 1967, and then with a perfect replica Cartier Cheich.
In addition to having real historical meaning, all of these watches – from that unique early Omega tourbillon to the luxury fake Cartier Cheich – had something in common: They were fresh to market. Like some of the recent million-dollar Rolexes, these watches from Omega and high quality replica Cartier (and Journe and Dufour and Daniels) were newly found – they’re exciting to everyone. Until that Cheich was discovered and sold by Sotheby’s, the watch was practically mythical, with even hardcore 1:1 super clone Cartier collectors unsure they’d ever get a crack at owning one.
Same thing with the Crash: Only recently has money really started flowing into vintage aaa quality replica Cartier. When one sold at Sotheby’s last year, the catalog mentioned it was just the third original London Crash to be sold publicly in 25 years. A year later, two more fresh-to-market examples have shown up (another will be offered at Phillips New York in December).