Something that surely did not go unnoticed by all you Patek lovers out there is that 2016 is the 40th anniversary of Gerald Genta’s other masterpiece – the Nautilus. Now Patek did not give us anything at Basel, saying they’d be coming back in the fall with a special launch for the Nautilus – not dissimilar to what they did in 2014 for the launch of the 175th anniversary collection. And to ride that wave, Christie’s has just announced a thematic anniversary sale of the Patek Philippe Nautilus Series Replica Watches UK. But with a twist.
This 40 lot sale (a welcome, reasonable number) will be broken up across four different auctions, taking place in four different cities, over the course of almost two months. Each individual sale will include 10 pieces from the Patek Philippe Cheap Fake Watches 40 Sale. The four dates include Dubai on October 19th, Geneva on November 14th, Hong Kong on November 28th, and New York on December 6th.
This is a totally new way to do a thematic sale, and it appears to have its ups and its downs. On the positive side, this is one sure-fire way to guarantee international eyes will fall on the second-tier-city sales (typically Dubai and HK aren’t the most on-the-radar locations for global collectors) and it’s a fun new format. At the same time, breaking up a thematic sale like this will potentially kill the frenzy (if there is one) in bidding after the first 10 lots. Only time will tell how well this formula for a thematic sale will work and we have no details on any potential highlights from the 40 lots – but you can be sure we’ll brings you those as soon as we can!
Also, it is worth noting that Christie’s is the current record holder for Patek Philippe Nautilus Series Limited Edition Fake Watches sale of any kind – this platinum 3700 sold for $909,000 in May of 2015, indeed in the post-Bacs era, no less.