The fake watch market has a hierarchical structure. Collectors devote their lives and their bank accounts to determining which ones are the absolute best – empirically speaking. Of course, that’s just not possible. Sure certain luxury replica watches UK are built better than others, look better than others, and have more impressive movements than others, but at the end of the day we buy what we love. More realistically, we buy what we can afford.
Many of us have dreamed of owning a Swiss replica Patek Philippe UK – and almost any Patek will do. And for a moment it’s heartening to remember that every super clone watch brand (even the most elite) has its entry point: Something has to be the cheapest item on the menu, even if it’s no one’s definition of “cheap.” When I started looking into it, I actually wasn’t sure what best 1:1 fake Patek Philippe’s mechanical entry point would be. Maybe the Calatrava? Nope.
When I finally realized it was the AAA replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut, at just over $20k, I was taken aback. But setting aside Patek’s two quartz options (that’s right, Patek Philippe replica online UK still makes quartz watches), it’s absolutely true.
You can look it up on the brand’s website, which features a helpful tool allowing you to sort these luxury copy watches by retail price – a hilarious function on two levels. One, because nobody who can afford a Patek needs to sort by retail price. And two, because nobody can buy these perfect replica watches UK at retail anyway.
The cheap fake Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5167A-001 can trace its lineage all the way back to the famed Gérald Genta-designed Nautilus. The Aquanaut was unveiled in 1997, the tail-end of a decade not necessarily known for producing collectible copy watches for sale. And indeed the model has real ’90s design sensibilities, despite the ’70s Nautilus inspiration. When else would watch designers be so bold as to take a wholesale copy Patek Philippe case and affix it to a rubber strap?
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut copy for men was originally conceived, purposefully, as the entry-level Patek – designed to appeal to younger buyers who’d never purchased from the brand before. The look and feel was intended to balance sportiness with a certain military feel. The original 5060A had, what collectors call a “grenade” dial due to the deep pattern on the dial. This pattern extended from the case onto the strap – a pattern Patek Philippe copy site 2021 refers to as Tropical (possibly a reference to the Tropic straps of the 1970s).
In many ways, the top fake Patek Philippe Aquanaut has long lived in the shadow of its iconic older sibling. Many aficionados consider it a plan-B alternative for best copy Patek Philippe buyers who can’t score a Nautilus because the waitlist is too long.
At the moment, a current-generation high quality replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167A at retail (dream on), costs a cool $21,650. You won’t be finding that kind of scratch in a forgotten piggy bank or an old jacket pocket. This is Patek Philippe replica watches Paypal, a brand whose only rival in terms of recognizability and desirability is Rolex, the Crown itself. You think Patek, you think money, and this entry-level piece requires plenty of it – though less than you’d pay for a simple gold, time-only, manual-wind Calatrava ($24,600), a steel Nautilus 5711 ($34,890), or a white-gold 5396G ($53,460).