Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary, the high-flying investor of Shark Tank fame, is known for his impeccable grooming. He shows up on every episode looking meticulously dapper in a tailored suit, trademark red tie and matching pocket square, gleaming collar pin and gold cuff links. So it stands to reason that he would also be wearing a luxury replica watch.
His choice for Season 13 was a rare “Eye of the Tiger” perfect replica Rolex Daytona UK, with a diamond-encrusted tiger-striped pattern on the dial and a diamond bezel. The entrepreneur is known to own an extensive collection, so when Robb Report caught up with O’Leary during Dubai Watch Week last November, we pressed him on his latest acquisitions.
The business mogul is, however, cagey about his collection. O’Leary won’t say how many luxury fake watches uk he has anymore, because he’s been robbed, twice, but he will reveal that he wears three different watches every day. And his high end replica watches travel solo—he has them shipped ahead to his destination where they will be waiting for him upon arrival in a hotel safe.
When we sat down with O’Leary, he had traded his tailored suit and tie for a kaftah, the traditional white cotton robe worn by men in the UAE. He’s wearing it partly in honor of having just received his UAE citizenship that day (his mother is of Lebanese descent), and partly because it’s the best way to dress in the extreme heat—in Dubai, it qualifies as acceptable business attire. On his wrist was number 18 of a 71-piece limited-edition Montblanc Star Legacy Orbus Terrarum world timer created for the Middle East to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UAE’s formation in 1971. “It’s going to look like Christmas when I put a red band on it,” he says of the green-dialed copy watch for sale. O’Leary has a thing for red wristbands because they match his signature tie and pocket square and, naturally, they are eye-catching on TV.
“I pull three or four high quality super clone watches per day,” he says. “I know it sounds eccentric, but that’s what collecting is.” On that day, his choice for the morning was an iconic status watch: a steel 1:1 replica Rolex Daytona with a white dial. For the party later that evening, he donned an F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance, one of several Journes in his collection. “These have appreciated like crazy,“ he comments. “He doesn’t make them anymore. That’s the thing about Journe, he gets passionate about one and then produces it, and then he gets passionate about something else and moves on to that. Drives you crazy.”
O’Leary’s Journe journey began several years ago when, as he puts it, “a good friend of mine, a minister in Dubai, and one of the world’s largest collectors, saw an Instagram post I did mentioning I was in NYC. He called me and told me about an F.P. Journe event that I should go to, and that he could get me an invite. I said who the hell is F.P. Journe? He said ‘Oh, it’s a brand you never heard of but you will. Let me make a phone call. You should go there and look at the collection.” So I went to the boutique and I met him, and I met Pierre [Halimi, his business manager] and they showed me the Centgraphe Souverain, and I said ‘that AAA fake Rolex UK was made for me.’ I realized after a while, since he makes so few of them, that it wasn’t going to be easy to get one. I said, ‘How many Journe Swiss movement replica watches do I have to own to get this?’” Shortly thereafter, he was a proud owner of four F.P. Journe watches.