Monthly Archives: December 2020

Why did the second Paul Newman Rolex Daytona replica US sell at auction for the “bargain” price of $5m?

Nothing over $1 million can really be called a bargain. Particularly when it’s a mere wristwatch from the Swinging Sixties. Yet we all know the stratospheric values paid for Paul Newman’s best quality fake Rolex Daytona 6241. The first one went for a mind-boggling and (then) world record $17.8 million USD back in 2017.

Fast forward to the here and now. We are at the end of 2020, a year of slow turnover sure, but not across the board – the huge Chinese market has already picked up with YOY sales considerably up from 2019.
But earlier this month, Racing Pulse – a New York auction by Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo – sold Paul Newman’s other Daytona. This one had a dark reverse panda dial and was still delightfully clean and crisp after half a century. Being a significant Rolex replica, this was snapped up for $5,475,000 US – a considerable sum, of course, but a relative bargain compared to Newman’s previous Daytona, given that it sold for 70 per cent less.

The second Paul Newman Rolex Daytona auction

The Phillips/Bacs & Russo auction still achieved some phenomenal results. It included a record sale for any Heuer, the iconic Heuer Monaco ref. 1133 owned by Steve McQueen – yes the one from Le Mans – that fetched $2,208,000 US.

But why the bargain price for Newman’s Rolex Daytona ref.6263 replica with black dial reverse panda Daytona? We asked a man in the know.
Enter former Phillips man Paul David Maudsley with some sobering words of wisdom:
To answer with my expert head on, the $5.4 million most certainly wasn’t a measly amount. The watch model itself is $100,000 to buy today in the vintage marketplace, so that’s still $5,375,000 of provenance.

I’m often asked what value provenance makes. It’s impossible to say as it all depends how much there is, how cast-iron it is, and whom it’s associated with. This Swiss movement Rolex copy watch had everything and more. There was lots of chatter prior to that sale on forums and Instagram, based on Newman’s original Daytona which sold very high. That was a $200,000 watch to buy today, so achieved $17.6 million of provenance!

“One swallow doesn’t make a summer” is what I say a lot and the differences in the watches cannot be compared. I think that result on December 12th was a huge success for Phillips and the seller. I’m sure this exceeded their expectations. It certainly did mine. The McQueen Monaco, whilst getting a slow start off the block with bidders, eventually found its rhythm and that was also a fantastic result. Provenance again was exemplary. It was hotly contested and in the end, I believe, went to a collector with links to motorsport and of course deep pockets.

To underline Paul David Maudsley’s insights, this magnificent 6239 Rolex Daytona copy for men from the very same auction also went under the gavel for $529,200 US, despite boasting a perfect solid gold case.

The new US cheap replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual in coloured dials – a analytical review

You have read the reviews. You have seen the specifications. Here is our take on the new cheap fake Rolex Oyster Perpetuals with our own photographs.

We did cover the Oyster Perpetual release on the launch day. But for a fuller analysis, we decided to allow the news to sink in, and the thoughts to develop. Rolex replica has always been an important brand to collectors. The branding is super strong. The demand extremely high. Almost all the watches, especially the sports watches and Oystersteel models are rare watches, even though it is estimated that Rolex’s annual production is about 1 million watches. Long wait lists exist for many, if not most models.

The Oyster Perpetual (OP) line is perhaps the so-called entry level into the world of Rolex. It has long been the best selling line, outselling all other models. The OP is the direct descendant of the original Oyster launched in 1926, the first waterproof wristwatch in the world and the foundation on which Rolex has built its reputation. It comprises the renowned Oyster case and a mechanical self-winding movement via Perpetual rotor. Certified as a Superlative Chronometer.

Review: Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The Swiss made fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual (OP) is a simple, time only watch, with no date display. Time is indicated conventionally with two bar shaped hands and a needle like centrally mounted sweep seconds hand. Cased in Oystersteel and fitted with an Oyster style bracelet. As basic as it comes.
The OP now comes in 5 size families – the 41mm, the 36mm, the 34mm, the 31mm and the 28mm. The 39mm model is now discontinued and replaced with the 41mm. The entire series come in a range of lacquered dials, with many colour options. Many of the colours are bright, playful. And are reminiscent of the Stella dials of yesteryear.
Tale of the case and bracelet


The ultra strong case in Oystersteel – Rolex speak for the 904L Stainless Steel used in their watches. The shape remains the same, but the case diameters have received updates. The proportions of the case is very well thought through, and looking at the models in isolation, one is hard pressed to tell the difference between the models. Even from the discontinued OP of 39 to the new at 41, the high quality Rolex replica watches look the same when on its own, and the size difference becomes only apparent when the watches are placed side by side. There are small differences between the dials as we cross case sizes, but more of that in the dial section below.
As usual, the case is extremely robust, and feature facets and curved surfaces which feature a finish which is either brushed or high polish. The Oyster bracelet is comfortable, and very sturdy. The fit and finish is superb, and this is copy Rolex’s almost unique ability to combine quality and precision with mass production. Every element exudes top quality – from the precision of the crystal as it fits on the bezel, to the polish of the slightly curved bezel to the brushing on the caseback. Awe inspiring.