Two Most Expensive Rolex Replica Watches For Auction

Fake Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675 “Apocalypse Now”

Marlon Brando wore this 1972 perfect replica Rolex GMT Master as the renegade Col. Kurtz in Francis Ford Coppola’s award-winning Vietnam war classic, “Apocalypse Now.” Either Brando or Coppola decided to remove the bezel from the watch, giving it a worn, somewhat crazed look—much like Brando’s character. An otherwise standard 1:1 fake Rolex Ref. 1675 with a well-preserved matte dial, Brand’s watch—into which he hand-carved his name and which he wore on a black leather strap—hammered for an incredible $1.95 million at the Phillips Game Changers auction in 2019.

Price: $1.95 million at Phillips in December 2019
Diameter: 39 mm
Movement: Rolex cal. 1570 automatic

Paul Newman’s Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116519
While this lot may not be a “Paul Newman” Rolex Daytona super clone online in the design sense, it’s most definitely a “Paul Newman” Daytona in the literal sense—while it lacks an “exotic” dial, it actually belonged to the famed actor and philanthropist. The final Swiss movement copy Rolex Cosmograph Daytona given to Newman by his wife, Joanne Woodward, in 2006, it’s also the only white gold reference he owned. Before he died in 2008, he took it to the track at Lime Rock and burned around the track in his Corvette GT1, the chronograph strapped firmly to his wrist. When it came up for auction in June of 2023, it hammered for an impressive $1,079,500. (Not the nearly $18 million that his high quality fake Rolex ref. 6239 brought in 2017, perhaps, but still a respectable sum!)

Price: $1.07 million at Sotheby’s in 2023
Diameter: 40 mm
Movement: Rolex cal. 4130

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *