Vintage fake Cartier CPCP (Collection Privée Cartier Paris) watches have become increasingly sought-after over the past 3 to 5 years, with many people now appreciating the finer dress watches that Cartier made and the quality of them, according to Toby Sutton, co-founder of London-based auctioneer Watches of Knightsbridge.
Interest is particularly strong for watches made by Cartier London, which operated independently from high quality copy Cartier Paris and Cartier New York before being incorporated into one company and purchased by Richemont Group.
“Cartier London made some wonderful and unique watches from their London workshop [from the 1950s to 1970s] in very few numbers, including the infamous Crash model, along with the Pebble and the Octagonal that we just sold,” Mr Sutton describes.
“This is a world record price for this particular model and really shows how the interest and collectability has grown for vintage Cartier watches replica for ssale in recent years,” Mr Sutton continues. Philips Geneva Watch Auction XIII also set a record for the sale of a gold case replica Cartier London Pebble Baseball earlier this month with a hammer price of CHF 403,000 (£318,000).
Only six of the 18ct gold Pebble are thought to have been made.
With its new dimensions, the AAA perfect replica Santos-Dumont is larger than Collection Privée Cartier Paris version.
And another huge difference – one that I like a lot – is the typeface of the numerals. Of course they are Roman, but now thinner and more stretched than we are used to, which gives the watch a highly vintage look more closely resembling the version from 1916.
Another new and important detail is the crown. Previous models had a relatively small crown, which made it sometimes hard to wind the watch and set the time. Swiss made fake Cartier chose a larger crown for this new model that again reminds me of early versions. These details make this new Santos-Dumont a real homage to the historical model.
Bigger and wider, a better grip is the result. Pulling the crown out and adjusting the hands is very comfortable, although that doesn’t need to be done much anymore thanks to the quartz caliber now powering the time display.
The biggest surprise, though, is the case itself. The historical lines of the classic Santos-Dumont case are retained in a beautiful way, with the case back held by four screws fitting seamlessly into the slim steel case. Alberto Santos-Dumont’s signature is engraved on the back just underneath the brand name.
I think everyone will fall in love with the perfect fake Cartier CPCP watches if ever have the opportunity to see them. After knowing the history of CPCP, I think you will love them more.
These two Cartier copy watches with silver dials were manufactured in 1998. Only 600 pieces have been produced, among which the white gold version was produced 350 pieces while the gold version was only 250 pieces.
From the picture you will see that the structure of the movement calibre 045MC is exquisite, embodying the attitude to the CPCP collection at that time. The gold version adopts the classic feature of Cartier – Roman numerals hour markers. Between the two watches, I prefer the platinum case imitation watch but my friend recommended me to collect the yellow gold one too since it is rarer and more precious. Eventually I bought these two classic Cartier watches which are rarely seen on the market.