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Patek Philippe Caliber 89 Grand Complication Pocket Watches Limited Edition For Sale

Watches, regardless of whether they were designed to be worn on one’s wrist or carried in the pocket, can be unbelievably complicated, irresistibly desirable and, consequently, very expensive. The best of the best, one is often led to believe, are the ones fetching top prices either by selling well above the suggested retail price in stores, selling out online in a matter of hours, or fetching stratospheric prices at auctions. However, desirability and, hence, perceived value are just that: perceptions, and they can change rapidly – as was last testified when one of four ever replica Patek Philippe Caliber 89 Grand Complication pocket watches quietly failed to sell a few days ago at the Sotheby’s May 14th, 2017, “Important Watches” auction in Geneva.

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Normally, this wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary. After all, not all watches will find buyers at auctions but, then again, the Patek Philippe Caliber 89 is not an ordinary watch but one previously boasting innumerable records. Let us familiarize ourselves with it once again and then discuss some of the details on why it may have failed to change hands.

The Patek Philippe Caliber 89 pocket limited edition fake watches made its debut in 1989 to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary, following some 9 years of research and development. Patek Philippe only ever made 4 Caliber 89 watches, one in each precious metal; yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and platinum. At the time of its conception, it was the most complicated watch in the world, a title it held for about 26 years until Vacheron Constantin introduced the Reference 57260 in 2015.

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This Patek Philippe Caliber 89’s massive, 88.2mm-wide yellow gold case fake watches weigh well over 2 pounds at around 1.1 kilograms and encapsulates a staggering total of 1,728 components to power its 33 complications. These are distributed over two dials and a number of pushers and sliders on the side of the case. Apart from the “usual complications” like a perpetual calendar, moon phase display, grande and petite sonnerie, a tourbillon, and a chronograph, the Caliber 89 also has more unusual complications like a star chart, seconds in meantime, sun hand, date of Easter (a world first, patented by Patek Philippe on December 13, 1985), and even a thermometer. It was and of course still very much is a marvel of fine mechanics.

There can be no question that this is one incredible watch, destined to forever remain among the finest ever produced – this much we have established. So, what could have possibly gone wrong to keep it from a successful sale at an auction where some other records – namely those for Rolex watches – have been greatly surpassed?

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What does James Bond and NASA, the Moon and the Olympic Games, Britain’s Royal Flying Corps and George Clooney or Buzz Aldrin have in common with Prince William? The answer is Omega cheap replica watches, the brand used by James Bond since 1995, the first watch on the Moon, worn by Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 mission, the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932; official timekeepers for the combat units of Britain’s Royal Flying Corps since 1917 and American Army in 1918. Even Amelia Earhart had an Omega 28.9 chronograph on the wrist and her navigator, Fred Noonan, wore an Omega Marine on the day they disappeared. Not to forget the famous Concorde plane was equipped with Omega’s instrument panel clocks.

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The story of Omega waterproof fake watches begins in 1848, when a 23 years old gentleman, Louis Brandt sets up an assembly shop in his family’s villa on 51, Rue de la Promenade, La Chaux-de-Fonds, assembling key-wound precision pocket watches with parts supplied by La Chaux-de-Fonds watchmakers. In 1880, the Louis Brandt & Fils moves to Bienne, Switzerland and in 1885 to a workshop still in use by Omega today. The workshop releases “Labrador” – the first mass production calibre. Louis-Paul and César, the two sons of Louis Brandt, develop from 1895 an in-house movement, which they named the Omega 19 lines calibre. This movement had interchangeable watch parts and was produced under a rigorous production control. The Omega 19 lines caliber was so successful that in 1903 it was decided for the brand to wear the Omega name – in this way the Omega Watch Co was officially founded.

The first Omega Seamaster limited edition fake watches were released at the 100th brand anniversary and is the oldest timepiece in the current collection, but not a newcomer in the world of divers’ watches. In 1932, the Omega “Marine” accompanied Yves Le Prieur – the father of modern diving and Charles William Beebe – explorer and marine biologist on their explorations.

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The Seamaster was designed to be an elegant watch with self-winding movements, robust, to fit in on “town, sea and country” and it was based on the waterproof wristwatches made for the British military at the end of the Second World War, in both standard and chronometer versions. In 1955, Gordon McLean reached a depth of 62.5 meters wearing a Seamaster in a dive off the coast of Australia – the first of many diving records for the Seamaster. Two years later, the Seamaster 300 in 1957 was released. This was the first so called “Professional” range of Seamaster watches, appreciated for their robustness, accuracy and reliability. It was hence the choice of famous explorers, military divers around the world, including the British Special Boat Service, among others.

In 1963, during the “Precontinent II” experiments in the Red Sea, Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s team used Seamaster 300 to prove that divers could live, for long periods and without adverse effects, in a submerged saturated gas environment.