It’s the most auction-y time of the year, and just in time for all you last-minute procrastinators who haven’t yet figured out what to get the Swiss best replica watches collector in your life (or yourself), Phillips is holding its 2021 New York December Auction on the 11th of this festive month. As you might expect, the auction does follow the inexorable and apparently irreversible trend of rising prices for just about anything with hands and a crown, but there are still some surprises tucked away behind the blue-chip big names (which, I hasten to add, are still very much present and correct). Here are eight lots (well, six lots and two groups of lots) worth looking at for the insights they offer into the market, collector psychology, or just for the undeniable and completely free experience of checking out some cool, cool stuff.
1941 Cartier Tank Cintrée Replica Watches Is This Month’s Poster Child For Low Estimate (Maybe?)
There are probably not a whole lot of brands whose performance at auction has become more unpredictable and volatile than high quality Cartier fake watches. Records are being set with a frequency that is either alarming or encouraging, if you are luxury Cartier copy watches enthusiast, and depending on the depth of your purse. We’re living in a world where a vintage Pebble can go for between $300,000-400,00, so it seems that the estimate for this 1:1 top replica Cartier Tank Cintrée watches from 1941, which is $10,000-20,000, is really low. It’s one of the most iconic Tank models (although hey, when it comes to Tanks they’re kind of all iconic, albeit the term has been worn, haha, Pebble-smooth through overuse) with an EWC movement, and straight from the Paris mothership (albeit at a time when doing business in Paris was more challenging than usual, to put it mildly). The condition of the dial might have inched the estimate down a bit – there’s some unmissable dial discoloration and the case is in what we might euphemistically call honest worn condition but considering that at this point in Cartier’s history, every Swiss movements super clone watches was something of a unique piece, I’d still call this one a little low. Fun fact: in 1941 Cartier sold only 38 Tanks total, all models combined.
The Top Lot: Thorstein Veblen Wants You To Check Out This “Paul Newman John Player” Special Rolex Daytona Fake Watches
In 1899, the prescient economist Thorstein Veblen published his book, The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions, in which he outlined the notion of conspicuous leisure and conspicuous consumption. In a nutshell, his observation was that luxury goods often derive their value from their price and their perceived exclusivity. The notion that something is valuable thanks to the prestige it confers and the amount it costs, has been brought home with a vengeance in the US replica watches for sale world by Instagram. Social media is a megaphone for gathering value for prestige and price which Veblen could only have dreamt of.
Presented, then, for your consideration, this “Paul Newman” Rolex Daytona fake watches shop site, “John Player Special,” which carries the high estimate of all the lots in the auction on the 11th. Its value derives not from its interest horologically, nor from a consensus as to its beauty as a design, nor from the cost of its materials, but rather from the prestige it confers, the bragging rights you obtain from winning it over the underbidder, and from its broadcast value among your friends and the collector community. Don’t get me wrong, when it comes to collecting reason goes out the window and if you feel like, on any level, this perfect replica watches paypal justifies the high estimate of 1.2 million of your favorite dollars for any reason other than what others have paid for it … well, you do you.