A few weeks ago, Tyler, the Creator was spotted at the Monaco Legends Group auction—an event dedicated entirely to the sale of rare and unique luxury fake Cartier pieces. A photo of Tyler and his Dalí-esque AAA replica Cartier Crash taken by legendary collector John Goldberger zoomed around the watch world at record speed. What that image captured was a guy we hadn’t met before: Tyler, the Creator Of An Epic Watch Collection. Before the fall of 2020, the rapper had hardly been seen in anything but an $11 Casio.
All of a sudden, he was jetting to Monaco to splash out on tasteful Swiss replica Cartier wristwear. One fellow attendee at the Monaco Legends auction described Tyler as “super cool and discrete.” They mentioned Tyler stayed away from top lots, opting instead for what they described as “easy going stuff.”
We know that Tyler walked away with at least one of those “easy going” pieces: writer Nick Gould spotted Tyler at the LACMA Art + Film Gala wearing what seems to be the high quality fake Cartier Obus Quadrant that sold for €9,100, or just above $10,000, at the Monaco auction.
The Quadrant isn’t the only UK 1:1 replica Cartier Tyler added to his collection recently, either. This weekend, while performing at the American Music Awards, Tyler wore another unusual-looking super clone watch with domed edges protruding from the top and bottom of the dial. Because of the quality of the photos, it’s hard to say for certain which cheap copy watch Tyler is wearing, but that distinct feature provides a pretty helpful clue.
According to watch dealer and Swiss movement fake Cartier collector Eric Ku, the domed case and edges are a signature of a model called the Duoplan. Both Jaeger-LeCoultre and top Swiss fake Cartier made “versions in a multitude of shapes and sizes,” Ku says. Add both the Duoplan and Quadrant to Tyler’s collection that already included a best UK replica Cartier Crash, Tank, and Santos-Dumont.