The luxury Cartier Pebble super clone watches has to be worn and touched to be believed. “It has such an unusual and tactile shape,” says Jonathan Darracot, Bonhams global head of watches of this fondle friendly design. “Instead of a round dial you have this cushion shaped dial – an unusual mix of round and square. Also, the lugs (where the case meets the strap) are hidden underneath, so you have this perfectly smooth pebble floating on your wrist.” The auction house currently has a prime example of the UK top replica Cartier Pebble circa 1972 watches with a list price of 150K-£200K at its Fine Watches sale on 14th December.
All that money for time-only cheap super clone Cartier watches with no complications or precious stones, not even a gold bracelet – just this dreamily surreal, yet simple design – demonstrates vividly, a shift towards the weird and unusual that has defined watch collecting in 2022. Blame it on the internet – those unusual shapes do sure pop on Instagram. Or fashion and music – gender bending male actors and singers aren’t going to be wearing a Rolex Oyster with their powder blue Bottega Veneta suits any time soon. Weird and unusual, or what is sometimes referred to in the auction business as ‘form’ best Cartier fake watches are having a rare and happy moment in the haute horological spotlight. Loosely defined, a ‘form’ watch is the opposite of a ‘tool’ watch. So instead of being built for doing dangerous things up in the sky (IWC Big Pilot), underwater (Panerai Radiomir) or near a nuclear reactor (Rolex Milgauss), ‘form’ watches dazzle and delight with pure aesthetic appeal. They are the Marie Antoinette of the watch world.
Tyler, the Creator’s now legendary collection of obscure and rare Swiss made super clone Cartier grails watches which includes, the ultimate ‘form’ watch, the Dali-esque ‘Crash’, the Cartier Obus Quadrant, and rare 1:1 copy Cartier Santos Dumont watches devoid of screws on the bezel, has both men and women drooling with desire. By wearing them in videos and live on-stage he helps to propel these once obscure curios from the AAA Cartier super clone watches back catalogue into pop cultural prominence. Elsewhere, Michael B Jordan’s penchant for Piaget, and in particular the Piaget Polo once worn by the likes of Brook Shields, Andy Warhol, and Robert De Niro whilst playing Casino boss Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein, gives this golden disco bracelet, which just so happens to tell the time, the much needed re-appraisal it so truly deserves. Even Ben Affleck is getting in on the act with his Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex on a Chrome Hearts bracelet. Originally given to him by J-Lo (the first time round) he was spotted wearing it this year just as the news of their reunion was hotting up.
“Any of the jewellery houses will do unusual watches,” says Darracot. These include Cartier, Piaget, Bulgari (especially the Serpenti), and Van Cleef and Arpels. It used to be that purist connoisseurs turned their noses up at China Cartier replica watches from jewellery brands, but it is this same decorative whimsy and experiments with form that now delight. We also talked about Andrew Grima’s legendary and now phenomenally collectible ‘About Time’ collection of mind bendingly surreal 2022 super clone watches for Omega. “Grima was an amazing jeweller who produced these amazing cuff watches, one of which you had to lift a cover to tell the time,” says Darracott. “Ultimately, they were pieces of jewellery.”
And yet, for Darracott, focusing on the look of a watch rather than its technical or practical capabilities is nothing new: “Very, very few people will be able to tell you the technical capability of a watch. I think it’s all about the look and the fashion.” And so there we have it. Menswear has been outré and flamboyant for some time now, wholesale fake Cartier watches, like everything else, are now influenced by pop culture and broader design trends. The weird watch could be here for some time.