Working in chronological order here, our first under-the-radar perfect replica Patek Philippe Calatrava is the reference 2533. Most notable for not being a 565 or a 2508 and not having a case made by François Borgel (Taubert & Fils), the 2533 is the forgotten child among the early waterproof 1:1 fake Patek Philippe Calatrava lineup.
Let me get ahead of this, I know this is a rare copy watch. It’s estimated that approximately 400 examples were produced – 300 in yellow gold and 100 in rose gold. Among the high quality replica watches on this list, this is going to be one of the hardest to find.
The luxury replica Patek Philippe reference 2532, a sibling of the 2533 with subsidiary seconds, expands that production estimate by 200. We have 600 of these to hunt.
Spec-wise, the aaa quality fake Patek Philippe 2533’s case checks in at 34.5mm in diameter and was manufactured by Charles Dubois in Le Locle. Similar to the 565, the case design has a distinct stoutness that you can feel in your hand and on your wrist. The fuller, sweeping lug shape adds dimension, especially on an unpolished example.
As it was offered as a sportier time-only option, many examples feature luminous hands and hour markers – worth calling out as most Swiss movement copy Patek Philippe Calatravas do not. Solid examples of the 2533 (or 2532) trade hands in the mid-$20k range. A particularly interesting top super clone Patek Philippe 2533 with Breguet numerals sold at Phillips in 2018 for over $40k.