The Christie’s New York auction ended yesterday with their final event of the spring season representing an important touchstone for the market. The predicted top lot, Andy Warhol’s chic fake Patek Philippe Calatrava surprisingly didn’t turn out to be the star of the show with Cartier replica uk instead making the headlines with their quirky Crash.
While the top quality fake Cartier was one of the favoured lots, it managed to outshine even Warhol’s Patek for desirability, with bidding reaching fever pitch (well, as much as that can be measured in an online auction…).
Cartier Crash in 18K pink gold, ref. 1544251
Blazing hot on the heels of Nick Kenyon’s stories last week on the vintage Cartier boom and the trending of this particular model, a perfect replica Cartier Crash ref. 1544251 with pink gold case was also the undisputed star of this New York auction. While we wouldn’t pretend to be the oracle of market trends, there is a point to be made here, and that is quite simple.
The market is becoming more savvy and seems to have realised that the quirkier references might actually be a lot more fun for a growing collection than a vintage tool replica watches for sale in scratched steel. With an estimate of $40,000 – $60,000, the Swiss Cartier Crash fake took off like a rocket, ending at more than double at $137,500USD.