Two Interesting Replica Watches From The Upcoming Monaco Legend ‘Exclusive Timepieces’ Auction
To many in the watch collecting world, the name Davide Parmegiani is synonymous with vintage replica watches for sale. Our own Ben Clymer detailed the experience of purchasing a rare Universal Genève Chronograph from Parmegiani in the Magazine, Volume 2. And Parmegiani shared the stage with Ben and John Goldberger for a discussion entitled “The Italian Influence” during HODINKEE’s H10 celebrations in New York in 2018. Parmegiani is known for his expertise and for his ability to source very special vintage watches.
In his capacity as the chairman of the watch department of Monaco Legend Auctions, Parmegiani and his team have put together quite an assortment for their upcoming October 31 “Exclusive Timepieces” sale at Monaco’s Hôtel Hermitage. There is a lot in this sale to cover just about every appetite. A link to the full online catalog can be found here. What follows are just a few interesting lots that jumped out at me for their unusual cases / designs.
Lot 63 Pasha Automatic Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar
While I think the Pasha case shape can certainly be described as unusual, it’s without question a well-known design and one with a spotlight shining on it this year. Many know of the Pasha perpetual calendar, which even made an appearance in Talking Watches With Greg Norman, but did you know that there was also a variation of this watch incorporating a minute repeater? Here we have a gold bracelet fake Pasha de Cartier perpetual calendar with minute repeater dating to 1989, making it one of the more interesting complicated watches in the Oct. 31 sale, and one that seems well-timed given this year’s relaunch of the Cartier Pasha. It’s lot number 63 and carries an estimate of €45,000 – 90,000, and it can be found here.
Lot 171, Omega De Ville Ladies’ Bracelet Piece
As we detailed in the Magazine, Volume 3, during the Quartz Crisis, Omega had a partnership, starting in 1969, with the London-based jewelry designer Andrew Grima. This piece is a bit later and “follows the style of the Jeux d’Argent series of watches, produced after and taking inspiration from their association with the famous British jewelry designer Andrew Grima,” according to the auction description. The case of this Swiss manual winding movement Omega De Ville copy watch is sharp, the glass over the dial is thick, and the bracelet itself is practically a piece of jewelry art. The movement inside is the manually wound Omega cal. 625. Lot 171 carries an estimate of €8,000 – 15,000 and can be found here.