Since its launch in 2005, Only Watch has been one of the most – if not the most – significant auctions in the top Swiss replica watches world. A biennial charity auction founded by Luc Pettavino, Only Watch is organized by the Monegasque Association Against Muscular Dystrophy (MAAMD) under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a debilitating and life-threatening genetic disorder that affects around one in 3,500 boys, including Pettavino’s own son, who sadly died of the disease in November 2016.
Only Watch’s status as a highlight of the luxury US fake watches industry was once again confirmed on November 6, 2021 by the outstanding afternoon spent in the makeshift saleroom at Geneva’s Palexpo in what I can only term an electric atmosphere of excitement and unity. The auction was moved to the bigger venue from the Four Seasons ballroom this year in order to accommodate the large crowd of makers, bidders, curious enthusiasts, and press with the desire to watch the event unfold live. With more than 850 people attending, this year’s auction was certainly the place to be.
Each of the 53 unique high quality replica watches was enthusiastically auctioned by Christie’s expert jewelry auctioneer Rahul Kadakia, who kept the crowd entertained throughout the 3.5 hours it took to sell the lots, at times eliciting animated laughter and/or grateful applause. Some of the lots experienced fascinating bidding volleys between the room, the internet, and the phone banks. And by my reckoning, the lion’s share of the copy watches with Swiss movements went to bidders in the room.
A sense of unity and purpose was evident throughout the auction, which yielded a number of interesting results. For example, as Pettavino took the rostrum at the end of the auction to announce the afternoon’s tally, which was an uneven number around 28 million, one of the front-row bidders generously told him to round it up to 30 million; he would provide the missing francs.
The 2021 auction raised 30 million Swiss francs; across its nine editions, Only Watch has raised more than 100 million Swiss francs for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research, 99 percent of which reaches the intended use. “It is both humbling and gratifying to see how Only Watch’s message of hope, determination, and confidence in the future has again resonated so strongly both with the community of watchmakers who contributed such masterpieces and the community of cheap online fake watches aficionados and generous donators who participated from around the world,” said Pettavino.
And now without further ado, let’s have a look at how each of the lots did in descending order of the final bids.
Replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin Only Watch
The best fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin Only Watches is the last unique piece of Reference 15202. And it is very unique: the case and bracelet combine sandblasted titanium with polished Bulk Metallic Glass, the first time this amorphous material has been used at Audemars Piguet (though we saw it used earlier in 2021 in the perfect replica IWC Big Pilot’s Watches Shock Absorber XPL).
The dial evokes the origins of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak replica watches wholesale shop from 1972 with its Petite Tapisserie pattern, though the applied white gold hour markers and hands are coated with Super-LumiNova for modern comfort in reading the dial at a glance.
Apparently, these unique traits in addition to this fake watches for sale being the very last Reference 15202 to ever be released struck a chord with buyers, with many in the room bidding wildly.
Quick Facts Fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin Only Watch
Case: 39 x 8.1 mm, sandblasted titanium with polished Bulk Metallic Glass
Movement: automatic Caliber 2121; 40-hour power reserve; 19,800 vph/2.75 Hz frequency
Functions: hours, minutes; date
Limitation: unique piece
Auction estimate: 160,000 – 320,000 Swiss francs
Result: 3.1 million Swiss francs
Fake Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Only Watch
This brand has mastered the art of making colored sapphire crystal best quality replica watches to such an extent that most other brands seem to have tossed their towels in the ring. In January 2021, Hublot super clone watches site debuted a vibrant orange color at the digital LVMH Watch Week in addition to a new automatic tourbillon movement that also powers this Only Watch version.
The Swiss made 1:1 fake Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Only Watches is quite spectacular with its orange sapphire crystal bezel and fully see-through movement. As if Hublot had known that 2021 was the perfect year to figure out how to make orange sapphire crystal . . .
Quick Facts Replica Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Only Watch
Case: 45 x 15.3 mm, transparent and orange sapphire crystal and resin
Movement: skeletonized automatic Caliber HUB6035 with one-minute tourbillon and micro rotor, bridges in sapphire crystal, power reserve 72 hours, 3 Hz/21,600 vph frequency
Functions: hours, minutes
Limitation: unique piece
Remark: comes with two straps and a titanium deployant clasp
Auction estimate: 160,000 – 180,000 Swiss francs
Result: 320,000 Swiss francs