We had fun covering Marlon Brando’s perfect replica Rolex GMT-Master UK when it sold at Phillips in 2019 for $1.95 million. James squeezed a boatload of Apocalypse Now quotes in his hands-on article, and in a true “everyone gets everything he wants,” the watch will now be at auction again this November.
A quick refresher: This is the cheap fake Rolex GMT-Master that features in the 1979 film, Brando having popped off the bezel to make it more fitting for his character. He also engraved his name in the caseback by hand. Before coming to auction in 2019 and ending up with Zaman, it had remained in the Brando family.
I remember watching the bidding in 2019 – it was incredibly slow, with the lot taking about 20 minutes to hammer when an online bidder from Japan bowed out. Who knows if that slow bidding could be any indication of interest in Brando’s luxury 1:1 replica Rolex GMT-Master this time around. No matter where it ends up, it’s an incredibly cool watch, one of history’s great missing super clone watches online, now appearing for sale twice in four years.
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Both lots have been consigned to Sotheby’s by Joanne Woodward personally but, of the two, only this ref. 116519 was gifted by Joanne to Paul. In fact, this particular 1:1 replica Rolex Daytona not only is the last Daytona she gifted to Newman, but also the only Daytona in a precious metal. Of all Paul Newman’s personal Rolex Daytona fake watches online, this is the most modern with a production date of 2006. Before his death in 2008, Newman can notably be seen photographed wearing the watch while watching his Newman-Hass team race at the Indy 500 and during his famous Barbara Walters interview in 2007, as well as in 2008 taking his final laps at a private event at Lime Rock Park on August 13, 2008 just over a month before his death. This is truly the last perfect replica Rolex Daytona the legendary actor ever wore.
His wife Joanne’s inscriptions on the casebacks of the cheap fake Rolex Daytonas she gifted him are known for their recurring theme of wanting him to be safe while driving and racing. The first of the Daytonas gifted to her husband was inscribed with the message “Drive Carefully, Me”, the next “Drive Slowly, Joanne”, and this last and final aaa quality replica Rolex Daytona “Drive Very Slowly, Joanne”. Ultimately each watch conveys her enduring love for her husband throughout their 50 years together. Like the previous “Zenith” Daytona, the condition of the watch can be described as worn but loved with minor markings that add character rather than detract from the integrity of the timepiece. As it was put by Vice President, Head of Important Watch Sales and Specialist Leigh Safar: “These very special Swiss movement fake Rolex Daytonas worn by Paul Newman embody the everlasting love he shared with his wife, Joanne, as well as his love for racing. It represents a part of his legacy marrying the worlds of Hollywood and motorsport – and injects a bit of that romance to the world of high quality copy watches.”
Astrange thing happens when something you think you know so well changes in ways you didn’t expect. In March, we were introduced to the perfect replica Rolex GMT-Master II with the left-sided crown (and date). I couldn’t even quite process the thing at first glance.
Rumors abounded prior to the official announcement and when I heard the possibility of a “lefty” or destro GMT, I said, “No way Swiss made fake Rolex does that.” And then it did. I wrote about it then, and the watch stayed with me for all this time, occupying valuable real estate in my head. I had to follow up. Just seeing it in a windowless (though gorgeous) room in the luxury copy Rolex “booth” at Watches & Wonders wasn’t enough. I needed to spend real quality time with the watch.
The choice of color for this watch was not necessarily a shocking one, but it could certainly be considered a showy one. Way back in 2007, best 1:1 replica Rolex released the very first steel GMT-Master II with a Cerachrom bezel. It featured a black dial, a green GMT hand, and an all-black bezel. Even some of the text on the dial was in a corresponding emerald hue. That watch harkened back to the all-black aluminum bezel models of old. In fact, there was a technical reason it was monochromatic as AAA quality fake Rolex had not yet landed on a scalable way to effectuate bi-color bezels in ceramic.
That breakthrough would take another six years. That’s when the cheap fake Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR was released, the blue-and-black GMT, the “Batman.” I own that watch; I’ve had it since 2016 and you can read all about it here. What followed was a return to the famed “Pepsi” configuration in steel in 2018. Swiss movement fake Rolex also discontinued the all-black model along the way. Fast forward to 2022 and it releases this green and black model – with shades of the original ceramic monochrome watch but taken to its zenith, in more ways than one.
Of course, it wasn’t the bi-color bezel that had our jaws on the floor, but rather the orientation of the crown and the date. In addition to adding yet another bezel color to the mix, Rolex replica for sale also tweaked its 3285 movement to allow for a left-sided crown and new date aperture. The watch was released, as all modern GMTs are, on both an Oyster and a Jubilee bracelet.
And that was kind of it. If you know the model range, you know this super clone watch. There’s nothing more to say about the 40mm case, the bi-color Cerachrom bezel, the 70-hour power reserve in the chronometer-grade 3285 caliber, or the high quality fake Rolex bracelets with Easy Link extension. All of that remains. The only thing left for me to do was wear the thing – really experience it. And so I did.