Two Platinum Ref. 96 Examples In the Fake Patek Philippe Museum
Next up, we have two platinum examples that now sit in the best fake Patek Philippe Museum. The first sold at Antiquorum for a hefty $1.1 million way back in 1990. Today, you’ll find it in the Patek Philippe Museum – this image comes from the Museum’s book. According to the Swiss made replica Patek Philippe Museum, this Ref. 96 was delivered to the Bulova Watch Company in New York in 1940. Movement 860,231; case 295,442.
Not pictured is the other platinum Ref. 96 in the 1:1 super clone Patek Philippe Museum, which has the same platinum case and roulette dial configuration as Phillips’ Reference 96. It sold for $2 million in 2002.
Platinum Replica Patek Philippe Ref. 96, Recased In 1935
Finally, we have another platinum example that was sold by Guillermin Paris in 1939. It last sold publicly in 2010 for CHF 483,000. This cheap fake Patek Philippe Ref. 96 had an interesting early history: It was born in 1927 in a tonneau-shaped case; apparently, no one really liked tonneau cases then (a global depression at the same time probably didn’t help either), and it was recased into a platinum 96 case in 1935 and sold that same year. Notice how the case and movement numbers of the previous examples are in an extremely tight range, and this Swiss movement copy Patek Philippe’s not? That’s why. It looks like the dial was also later redone, perhaps in the ’50s or ’60s. Movement: 198,103; case 294,400.
In 2015, perfect fake Rolex released the Oyster Perpetual in 39 mm (“OP39”) to a warm reception. When I tried it on at that year’s Baselworld (oh, the memories!), I was impressed that at 39 mm Swiss made replica Rolex UK had chosen the perfect size for its entry-level steel sports watch, one that fit most people regardless of gender or wrist size, and (relatively) reasonably priced at $5,700.
Unlike the 1:1 super clone Rolex Daytona and Submariner models, the sporty Rolex Oyster Perpetuals replica for sale were (and remain) much easier to purchase with little to no wait time from authorized dealers.
While all this sounded good, my excitement was short-lived as I did not find any of the three colors luxury fake Rolex offered at the time – dark rhodium, red grape, or blue – to be very compelling. I thought that I would eventually get bored with any one of these colors.
Yet the perfect size and slim profile of the AAA replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 mm haunted me enough to put it on my “must buy” list.
Three years later, in 2018, Swiss movement fake Rolex surprisingly released two additional colors for the OP39: black and white. I did not get a chance to see either one of them in the metal at that time, but I heard from other journalists and bloggers that the white dial version was one of the nicest watches of the year.
One even referred to it as a grail watch. Gary Shteyngart, American novelist and noted watch collector, described the top super clone Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 white dial as his “exit watch.”
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 mm: my winding journey Because I wasn’t happy enough with the first dial colors offered at the launch of the Oyster Perpetual 39 mm, in my search for the ideal 39 mm best 1:1 replica Rolex UK, I placed the Explorer 1 (Reference 214270), which is also 39 mm in diameter, on my must-buy list.
I eventually bought an Explorer 1 from a Rolex boutique in Prague and was happy wearing it for a while. In 2019, I attended a casual get-together (oh, the memories!) with couple of watch collectors, one of whom brought his Swiss copy Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 with white dial on a nice vintage-style green leather strap.
I feel embarrassed admitting now that I did not care to see his A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk or his other indie copy watches for sale as I was laser-focused on the OP39.
My first impression was that it is not exactly a white dial. Even under bright light, it is more an eggshell white. This gives the dial a warmer hue compared to the stark white dial of the Rolex Explorer replica online.
Even though the Swiss movement fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 mm was the least expensive Rolex sports watch, it is equipped with the same white gold hands and markers as the brand’s most expensive sports watch. The case has a slim profile and is brushed on the surface, polished on the sides, and sports a polished bezel.
The eggshell dial softens the overall appearance in contrast to the polished bezel.
We all suspect that Swiss made fake Rolex and IWC will probably introduce new iterations of the Milgauss and Ingenieur models this year. The prime opportunity to do so would be at Watches and Wonders, which is happening at the end of next month. But actually, that wasn’t the inspiration for this article. No, it was an Instagram post that I stumbled upon while scrolling through my feed. When I saw it, I immediately showed it to my colleague Lex, who was sitting right next to me. Both of our jaws dropped to the floor, and we were getting more and more excited with each picture that we looked at. But then we saw its price tag…
The fat-bezel fake Rolex Milgauss I’m talking about this 1959 cheap replica Rolex Milgaussref. 6541 that’s being offered for $265,000 in the US. Of course, this is way out of our league, but it’s still nice to dream big sometimes. It looks so good with that textured dial and the applied markers at each quarter that match the sword-style hands. And then, of course, there’s the cherry on top in the form of that high-voltage seconds hands. The 39mm case and the wide bezel show you that this copy watch can take a beating. But I guess I should go and look at other options. A later 1:1 replica Rolex Milgauss reference 1019 isn’t cheap either, and it doesn’t have that quirky seconds hand. But with a value somewhere between €20,000 and €30,000, it’s certainly a lot more affordable than the 6541 mentioned above. I’d go for one with a silver dial, like this one from South Africa, for example. The bracelet definitely needs some TLC to get rid of the play, but the lume on the dial looks finger-licking good! But let’s see whether there’s a nice luxury replica IWC Ingenieur UK out there for even less than this US$25,000 Milgauss.
An IWC Ingenieur replica without an integrated bracelet, please! I’ve never really been a fan of AAA quality replica IWC’s Ingenieur models with integrated bracelets. Of course, they’re high quality fake watches made for a specific purpose, but they look too awkward to me to ever seriously consider buying one. If I were going to buy a pre-owned Ingenieur, I think I’d go for the devil’s reference 666. For example, this one from Japan, offered for ¥478,500 (about €3,350), looks great with a nice patina on the dial. It’s the perfect under-the-radar engineer’s copy watch. It almost looks like a very straightforward everyday watch with the time and a date function, but the 13mm thickness tells you that there’s a little more going on here.
I’m curious whether or not Swiss movement copy IWC UK will go the integrated-bracelet route for the upcoming reintroduction of the Ingenieur. I guess most people are waiting for a version with an integrated bracelet. And even though IWC super clone for men would be a little late to the game, I think that style is still very popular these days. But wouldn’t it be cool to see a re-edition that’s inspired by the earlier Ingenieurs?