I hate to admit: An auction catalog entry completely confused me for much of this week.
Let me start back in 2019: the famous replica Rolex Pre-Daytona ref. 6238 with a red chronograph hand worn by actor George Lazenby in the Bond film On Her Majesty’s Service was up for auction again. The watch has well-documented provenance, having appeared at auction as early as 2003 at Christie’s. It was offered with its original invoice from Bucherer, made out to a production manager of EON Productions, the producers of OHMS. Since 2003, the watch has changed hands a number of times. Most recently, it was offered by Artcurial in 2016, and then Antiquorum in 2019, both times going unsold under the hammer.
This Lazenby Pre-Daytona has long been believed to be a one-of-a-kind ref. 6238 — the only one with a “real” red chronograph hand. Due to this uniqueness and its status as a Bond watch, it usually has juicy estimates. In 2019, Antiquorum had an estimate of €300-500k on the Lazenby Pre-Daytona.
Hence my surprise when I saw Lot 87 at Antiquorum’s upcoming January sale: what’s being described as a “Pre-Daytona George Lazenby James Bond” perfect fake Rolex reference 6238. Knowing the Lazenby ref. 6238 went unsold a couple years back, I’d been eagerly awaiting it to come up again, kind of like I’d been waiting for Twitter to ban a certain insurrectionist-in-chief. Finally, I thought, this was it!
Upon closer inspection though, I quickly realized this was anything but the Lazenby Pre-Daytona. The serial number is different, the dial is noticeably beat up, and the sub-dial register hands looks different. The estimate reflects these differences: instead of six figures, this lot has an estimate more commiserate with that of a “normal” ref. 6238, €25k-45k. Here’s the thing though: no matter what you actually think about this 6238, it’s not really normal.
Movies love using luxury fake Rolex Datejust replica watches to tell the viewer that a character is enviably rich. The stunning watch has been worn by Paul Newman in The Color of Money, Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, and Matthew McConaughey in The Wolf of Wall Street, to just name a few.
So strap some success on your wrist courtesy of this gorgeous pre-owned men’s high quality Rolex Datejust II 116334 replica watch available now on eBay. With a stainless steel case, the Datejust has a gleaming white gold bezel complemented by a silver dial. It also has the classic Rolex round face, distinctive bold date indicator and silver stick-style hour markers. More than that, it also comes with eBay’s vaunted Authenticity Guarantee. With this guarantee, eBay ensures consumer confidence, which is particularly important to collectors of high-dollar items like luxury watches and collectible sneakers. The auction site can guarantee, then, that this Swiss movement copy Rolex Datejust has been “meticulously inspected by independent authenticators,” and will be “delivered safely via secure shipping with signature required” for any merchandise over $750.
The elegant and dressy Rolex Datejust is an ideal Rollie to begin a collection with and is one of the most popular luxe watch brands on eBay. In addition to its 41mm stainless steel case and the white gold “fluted” bezel, it comes with a stainless steel bracelet secured by a fold-over clasp. In addition to the eBay Authenticity Guarantee, buyers can expect free and secure delivery and the Datejust comes in a presentation box with an authenticity card. It ships worldwide with a 30-day hassle-free return and is backed by a one-year warranty.
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This automatic movement fake Rolex Datejust II Steel 18K White Gold Silver Dial Automatic watch has a buy it now price of just $8,999.00 on eBay.
Well it seems that Paul Newman is slightly cooler than Steve McQueen in the auction world — or at least Newman’s luxury fake Rolex “Big Red” Daytona was in higher demand than the TAG Heuer watch McQueen wore on the last day of filming the movie LeMans. But both of them achieved great prices, and the TAG Heuer even set a world record, at the weekend’s Racing Pulse auction at Phillips’ flagship New York. The biggest-ticket watch sold was Newman’s Daytona that raked in $5.5 million. The TAG Heuer Monaco that McQueen wore when filming Lemans (The movie that put the watch on the map) sold for $2.2 million –setting a record price for any Heuer watch sold at auction. Modern-day movie star Sylvester Stallone also made top billing with a set of four Richard Mille watches and the Panerai watch he wore in the movie Daylight. The five watches together fetched $3.1 million — more than three times its estimate. There was also a charitable component to the auction, with a group of a dozen watches under the “Time Counts” label achieving $2.1 million to benefit the One Drop Foundation and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. In total, all but one of the 136 lots sold and the auction realized $27.6 million — contributing to Philips’ record-setting year.
Paul Newman’s Rolex “Big Red” Daytona Fake With Brown Leather Strap Paul Newman’s Rolex “Big Red” Daytona, which sold for $5,475,000 to an anonymous private collector, marked the third highest price ever for a Rolex watch at auction. The most expensive top quality replica Rolex sold at auction was another one owned by Newman — the one that coined the phrase Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona, sold for $17.8 million three years ago. This watch, though, raised a remarkable $5.475 million thanks to provenance of the piece. It was a gift from Joanne Woodward, Newman’s wife, and is engraved on the case back with the words “Drive slowly, Joanne.” The reference was to Newman’s fast racing. The copy watch belonged to Paul Newman’s daughter.
The Rolex Yacht-Master ref. 116695SATS is a 40mm Everose gold Yacht-Master that is outfitted with factory-set gemstones around its bezel instead of the traditional matte black ceramic timing bezel. The gemstones create a rainbow look with 38 sapphires, eight tsavorites (green gems) and one diamond at 12 o’clock to represent a pseudo triangle indicator for timing purposes.
The Rolex Daytona ref. 116506 in platinum is a very cool looking watch. Some would say it is ice cool, thanks to its icy blue dial, limited only to platinum watches within Rolex collections. With a platinum case and bracelet, this Daytona has the most wrist presence and heft of any modern Daytona. It is also the only Daytona that does not have a black ceramic bezel.
Replica Rolex Daytona ref. 6265 in yellow gold
A very rare and precious Daytona, the ref. 6265 in yellow gold is a highly sought-after watch in collecting circles. At 37.5mm in diameter, it comes from a classic era when Daytonamania did not exist. In fact, you won’t even see Daytona text on the dial. This watch also introduced a new level of depth in terms of water resistance — its screw-down crown and pushers protecting the watch up to 100 metres in the water — but considering the value, please do not lose one of these watches to the bottom of the ocean.