As far as I’m aware, this right here is the first 2915-1 to come to auction since last November’s record-breaker at Phillips Geneva. The luxury fake watch at Phillips sold for an unexpected, stunning total of more than $3.4 million, a record for any Swiss replica Omega UK at auction. Will this upcoming example at Sotheby’s come close to that? Probably not.
While still an early, first-series 2915, it was produced a year after the Phillips watch and it’s unlikely we’ll see two bidders go crazy in the same way we did last fall. Interest – and subsequently, prices – for the 1:1 fake Omega Speedmaster 2915-1s have been on a steady increase over the past decade.
After all, it really wasn’t that long ago that the high quality replica watches were selling for under $150,000, and then $275,000, and then really heating up at over $400,000 in 2018. No one expected the cheap replica Omega 2915-1 UK at Phillips to go so high, so it’ll be interesting to see exactly where lot 48 settles and should potentially be more reflective of the reference’s true current value.