The Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition begins today in Tokyo, Japan. We are on the ground to see all that cheap Patek Philippe replica watches has to offer, from historical pieces to heavy hitters and, of course, novelties specific to the event. I mean, we hardly thought the brand would put on a show in one of the most amazing locations on earth and not drop some newness on us to celebrate.
Wristwatch-wise (because there are also high-art pocket watches being displayed), there are six AAA UK fake watches in total: Four with complications and two colorful time-only Calatravas. I’m going to focus on what I think are three of the standout releases, which are the 5308R and two takes on the World Timer.
Let’s begin with the Quadruple Complication 5308P, a platinum split-seconds chronograph sporting both a minute repeater and an instantaneous perpetual calendar. This 42mm (by 17mm thick) piece of absolute horology is large, but the size allows for some serious watchmaking. The Self-winding R CHR 27 PS QI caliber (with platinum mini-rotor) provides this monopusher chronograph and perpetual calendar with an instantaneous date change at midnight each night.
The main news here is that this is an update to the ref. 5208, which was originally launched in 2011. That top replica watches was the very first Patek to contain an aperture-based perpetual calendar, chronograph, and minute repeater – and was thus a triple complication. Here, Patek and its watchmaking team have been able to add a split-seconds function to the watch, hence the “quadruple” in the name.
Now we have seen the 5208 in a variety of metals in the past, including titanium for Only Watch. But this 5308, with its platinum case and that killer salmon dial, really feels like a refresh for this design, and a powerful one at that. Like all of the Swiss made copy watches today, this will only be available in Tokyo in conjunction with the exhibition and is limited to just 15 pieces. It will come with two casebacks, one sapphire and one platinum – both with a commemorative inscription.
Next up is the ref. 5531R – which plays upon a deep lineage of Patek Philippe World Time replica watches for sale but adds a minute repeater by way of the self-winding R 27 HU caliber. The patented striking mechanism allows the chime to play for local time for the time zone displayed at 12 o’clock on the dial.
Speaking of the dial, it is done in Grand Feu cloisonné enamel. Normally, on these 1:1 wholesale fake watches, we get more of a traditional map design in the continental sense. For the exhibition, what we have here is a beautiful map of central Tokyo. The case features a hand-guilloched hobnail pattern, and this, too, will see a limited run of only 15 pieces.
Rounding out the headliners is a watch that’s hard to miss because of its deep purple (what Patek is calling Plum) dial color. That would be the 5330G World Time Date. What’s special about this luxury replica watches is that it is the very first World Time model to feature a date indication synchronized with local time. This was effectuated by the development of the 240 HU C caliber, which itself is based on the ultra-thin self-winding 240 HU. It is equipped with a patented differential system for managing the local-time date. According to Patek in the announcement, the date mechanism alone is made up of some 70 parts.
To solidify this as a special limited edition for the exhibition, certain design cues call out to Japan distinctly, like the red Tokyo text and Japanese rising sun emblem in place of the usual sun symbol. Best Patek Philippe super clone watches filed two patents on the date red-tipped date display illustrated on the beveled flange, which is made of glass. This 40mm World Time will see a larger, yet still limited, release of 300 pieces.
In addition to these pieces, Patek has also released a series of colorful Calatrava replica watches shop. Stay tuned for updates from the Grand Exhibition, and be sure to follow along with me on Instagram as I navigate the show today.