Most Expensive 1:1 Rolex Replica Watches Ever Sold at Auction

When considering which perfect Rolex replica watches have hammered for the greatest amounts of money in recent years, one bumps up against an irony of the modern horological climate that simply can’t be ignored: Many of these timepieces are steel sports models that, upon their debut, were (relatively) affordable to the average buyer. At least two are highly complicated watches in precious metals, the Bao Dai and the Ref. 4113 Split-Seconds—the type of timepiece Rolex super clone online no longer really produces, with the exception perhaps of the Sky-Dweller. But many are less complex models, such as a time-only Day-Date or the Daytona, whose basic design language remains the same well into the 2020s.

Fake Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 6239 “Paul Newman”

Technically, any luxury fake Rolex Daytona with an “exotic” dial—recognizable for its contrasting outer seconds track, funky modern typeface used in the sub-dials combined with block indices, and squarish 1-12 indices—is now known as a “Paul Newman” variant. But when the venerated actor and racer’s own reference 6239, gifted to him by his wife, came up for auction in 2017, the watch world collectively went berserk. The watch hammered for $17.75 million, including buyer’s premium—not bad for an aaa quality replica Rolex Daytona variant that languished on dealer shelves, when it debuted in the 1960s, for lack of interest.

Price: $17.75 million at Phillips in October 2017
Diameter: 36.5 mm
Movement: Valjoux cal. 72B handwound