Audemars Piguet: This is the most expensive vintage Swiss made replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches ever sold.
Not even the second luxury US Audemars Piguet Royal Oak fake watches ever produced was able to achieve such an auction success: A personal watch by Gérald Genta, who designed the model, achieved a price of 2.1 million Swiss francs (equivalent to just over two million euros) at the Sotheby’s auction house. making it the most expensive vintage perfect Audemars Piguet replica watches ever sold. (Also read: Audemars Piguet celebrates 50 years of Royal Oak with a brand new Jumbo Extra-Thin and other models)
“In the course of my career I have rarely seen such an emotional reaction to a watchmaking object – both from connoisseurs and enthusiasts. That makes today’s result all the more gratifying,” says Mikael Wallhagen, Head of Sotheby’s Watches in Geneva.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica Watches: details on the exclusive watch
It is AAA top copy Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches in stainless steel from 1978. The bezel is made of 18k yellow gold. Genta himself made the piece in his manufactory in Switzerland. In the bidding competition, which lasted just six minutes, seven interested parties outbid each other. Ultimately, the Swiss movements replica Audemars Piguet watches cost about twice as much as a similarly old piece that had changed hands at Phillips auction house in early May 2022.
Nevertheless, it is not the most expensive high quality super clone Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches that has ever been auctioned: in 2021, a model was sold for 3.4 million US dollars (equivalent to 3.2 million euros) at the Only Watch charity auction.
A true collector’s item
Genta’s watch is the highlight of the three-part auction event “Gérald Genta: Icon of Time”. 100 original Genta designs will be auctioned until June 2022. “Gérald was above all an artist and I think ‘Icon of Time’ shows the enduring influence of Gérald’s creative genius on watchmaking today,” explains his former partner Evelyne Genta, who serves as President of the Gérald Genta Heritage Association. “Of course, his Royal Oak was one of his most important Audemars Piguet fake watches for sale, and a piece this exceptional can only go to someone who appreciates it.”
A portion of the sales proceeds benefit the association, which has made it its mission to promote and reward the next generation of watchmakers. Those responsible also award the Gérald Genta Prize to young talents. Genta died on August 17, 2011 at the age of 80.