Hype pieces, eye-popping auction results and high-profile Hollywood wrap gifts made for a banner year in the 1:1 UK replica watches world in 2021. Look at the year that was in horology as well as the celebrity watch collectors, such as Tom Holland, who help drive interest in fine mechanical timepieces.
Tyler, the Creator and Jay-Z Sport the Cartier Crash
In a year in which vintage top Swiss Cartier fake watches became increasingly collectible, the watchmaker’s surrealist Cartier Crash watch found a home on the wrists of Tyler, the Creator, who wore it in his Lumberjack video, and Jay-Z, who sported a 2015 skeletonized version in titanium. (Tyler, the Creator also has been seen in luxury replica Cartier Tank, Cartier Santos-Dumont and an unusual Cartier Obus Quadrant watches.)
Tyler, The Creator and Jay-Z followed in the footsteps of Kanye West who prominently began wearing perfect copy Cartier Crash watches a couple years ago, as well as Kim Kardashian who acquired one. Created in the swinging 1960s in Cartier’s London workshop, the Crash — which was never produced in large numbers — reached new heights at auction in 2021, with one selling for around $885,000 at Sotheby’s in November. It was only the third Crash to hit the auction block in about a quarter of a century. “Cheap Cartier replica watches have been gaining a ton of popularity within the collecting community in recent years ,” says Paul Altieri, CEO of Bob’s Watches. “As a brand, Cartier has never not been popular. However, as a watch manufacturer, Cartier primarily produces more dress-oriented models and this has resulted in them largely being overlooked during the years that everyone was solely focused on stainless steel sports watches. With that in mind, Cartier has a remarkable history as a watch manufacturer and several of its models have unique and instantly recognizable designs that boast similar levels of mainstream recognition as many Rolex watches. Although Swiss movements fake Cartier watches have always been desirable, a maturing community of collectors and enthusiasts is wising up to the horological significance of the Cartier brand and wants to add some of its models to their collections.”
Tom Holland: Next-Gen Watch Collector
The Hollywood Reporter has had its eye on what’s on Tom Holland’s wrist for a while. Cut to this November and it declared that the 25-year-old Spider-Man star just might be “the next great celebrity luxury replica watches collector.”
In November, he wore Cartier Tank fake watches for sale with his brown velvet Boss tuxedo jacket and trousers. “Unsurprisingly, playing Spider-Man has afforded Holland the chance to build a very major watch collection. He’s already racked up many of the classics, including a Patek Philippe Aquanaut, a special-edition Tag Heuer Monaco Titan, a Rolex Submariner “Cermit”, and a Rolex Daytona,” wrote Cam Wolf. At the L.A. premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home, he was also seen wearing a rose-gold Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5940R. Later in December, Holland flexed a second Aquanaut, one in stainless steel with a black strap, while at the same event his co-star and girlfriend Zendaya showed she’s also a fan of Patek Philippe, wearing a rose-gold Ladies Automatic Nautilus.
Other celebrity replica watches wholesale store wearers on the radar last year included Simu Liu (seen in an IWC Portugieser Chronograph at the London screening of Shang-Chi and Jacob and Co. at the Met Gala); Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in super clone Cartier Santos watches for men; Nick Jonas in a Speedmaster Moonwatch in his Spaceman video; Instagram head Adam Mosseri (a Patek Nautilus, a Patek Aquanaut and a Rolex Daytona), Regé-Jean Page in a Longines Legend Diver; and Kumail Nanjiani, who got himself a Patek Nautilus to celebrate the release of Eternals.