How did the Crash become so popular?
Whether we like it or not, Instagram was and still is very important for watches and especially the luxury fake Cartier Crash models. When a US watch dealer posted their brand-new 2019 London Crash “reissue” for sale to make a profit, it created quite a tumult among collectors. It was the first new Cartier London Crash replica for sale that was offered on Chrono24 for a much higher price than retail. But the hype got real when well-known collectors Eric Ku and Roni M posted their custom-order 2019 London Crash watches on Instagram.
Eric’s yellow gold version sported a metallic blue dial, gold Roman numerals, and a sapphire cabochon in the crown. His white gold version showed his signature engraved on the back, a black dial, and a jade cabochon. Roni’s custom perfect fake Cartier Crash was also equipped with a black dial and an onyx cabochon in the crown. And even more custom pieces began showing up after that, like the one that Wei Koh ordered with Super-LumiNova numerals. All these amazing-looking pieces created quite a demand for the Custom Order Department at Cartier. In my previous article about custom orders, you can see a collection of amazing Tank Cintrée, 1:1 replica Cartier Santos Dumont, and other models that were ordered as custom pieces.
What made the Crash the most wanted fake Cartier watch
Due to the hype, shortage, and subsequent unavailability of the Crash, the business instinct of some collectors comes to the fore, and now and then, a luxury replica Cartier Crash watch comes up for auction. The results have ranged from amazing to extraordinary. It is safe to say that Cartier’s shaped watches have broken unexpected auction records in the last few years. For a short time, the most expensive watch was a top copy Cartier Crash that went for $816,158 at a Geneva auction. It was about three-and-a-half times the price of another Crash offered by Christie’s, which had hammered for $225,000 (before premiums). But the bomb exploded when Erik Ku auctioned a vintage Cartier London Crash fake online for one of his clients. It fetched an astonishing $1,500,000.
These astronomical figures certainly make the super clone watch uk desirable to a questionable group of people. However, let’s not forget that the extreme exclusivity of the model is actually more important and makes the watch so attractive for serious collectors. This is why it’s so important that Swiss movement replica Cartier itself treasures the Crash and should aim to keep it as exclusive as possible.
Where is the Crash today, and what are your chances of getting one?
This is a tough question that I get very often. The Crash is not available from any of the best 1:1 copy Cartier boutiques worldwide, and since the 67 pieces that Cartier London released in 2019 are all sold out, auctions at Phillips, Sotheby’s, LoupeThis, Christie’s, and Antiquorum are your only option. Unfortunately, this is not an easy route to take if you’re unfamiliar with this way of buying art or jewelry.
Were auctions more straightforward 15 years ago than they are today? Has the audience and the way the auctions are being organized changed dramatically? More and more people are investing in watches, serious collectors seemingly have unlimited budgets, and following an auction and bidding online is now as easy as playing cards. Besides that, every “grail” super clone watch offered for sale at an auction is seen by collectors all over the world, and pictures of the watch have often been posted and promoted on Instagram many times before the auction even opens.
I honestly think that aiming for other shaped Cartier replica watches online uk— the Tank Asymétrique or the Cloche, for example — is a much better, less stressful, and almost equally satisfying solution. These watches come close to the eye-catching effect that the Swiss copy Cartier Crash has, and in daily life, they are more wearable.
Whether these high prices for the AAA quality fake Cartier Crash will continue to rise is hard to say. Apart from the economic situation in the world, it also depends to a large extent on how La Maison continues to manage its collection of historic watches. How best quality replica Cartier will handle its most exclusive models like the Crash or the Pebble (if that will ever be re-released) will determine everything. Just don’t expect to find a Crash for a steal on eBay.