New York City’s auction houses know what time it is. And they’d like you to know too. Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips are serving up form and function with their luxury fake watch auctions this season. Sure, you can look at your phone to check the time, or you can flash a stylish timepiece from the past.
Sotheby’s will host its Important Watches auction on December 9, with viewing from November 30 to December 8. The standout here is a perfect replica Rolex Reference 6264 Daytona “Paul Newman Lemon” Rolex yellow-gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, circa 1969.
The cheap super clone Rolex Daytona style was a favorite of Hollywood star Paul Newman. After the Hustler was photographed numerous times wearing his own Reference 6239 Daytona, dealers and collectors have been calling the line by his name. The high quality fake watches UK are defined by their Art Deco-style dial type, known as an “exotic dial.” While this auction item didn’t actually grace Newman’s wrist, it was owned by a prominent international diplomat, so it still saw some splashy adventures. It’s being offered from the descendants of the original owner, estimated to fetch $700,000–$1,400,000.