Earlier this morning, Phillips announced a showstopper of a sale dedicated to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the perfect fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
Scheduled for May 6, 2022, at the Hôtel La Réserve in Geneva, Phillips’ “The best 1:1 replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 50th” auction will feature a total of 88 rare and highly collectible Royal Oak wristwatches. Phillips is teasing a number of highlight lots before revealing the entire catalog later this spring.
The most historically significant watch up for grabs will be the AAA fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak A2, which is known to be the second Royal Oak ever made and is the earliest-number reference 5402 to ever appear at auction. What makes this watch extra cool is that it’s one of the original four Audemars Piguet Royal Oak replica watches online that were presented in 1972 at the annual Basel watch fair.
From a pop culture perspective, the headlining lot is a black PVD-coated Audemars Piguet Royal Oak fake for men believed to have been owned by Karl Lagerfeld.
For those keeping track at home, today’s Phillips announcement joins the ongoing “Gérald Genta: Icon of Time” series of digital sales held by Sotheby’s, which will be wrapping up May 10 in Geneva, when Gérald Genta’s personal Audemars Piguet Royal Oak replica Paypal will be auctioned off.
Stay tuned for more coverage of Phillips’ “The luxury copy Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 50th” auction.