How Did The fake Rolex Paul Newman Daytona Come To Auction?

After talking to purchasers and collectors alike, it was obvious to me that most of them knew that the replica watch was “with the family.” But what they didn’t know was that James Cox had owned it all this time. There had been whispers among the community and late night discussions over the tables, but no one was able to pin this  watch down until Bacs got a fateful call in the spring of 2016. rolex Daytona
After gaining a call from the Newman family’s lawyers, Bacs flew to California to meet with James Cox and Nell Newman. Bacs said it was one of the friendliest deals of his career, saying that it took only a few days to come up with a plan and sign the contract. Once confirmed, Bacs called his colleague in New York, Paul Boutros, and said cryptically, “Paul, what would you say if we got it?” Uncertain of to what Bacs was referring, Boutros pried for more answers. Bacs reiterated, “Paul, what would you say if we got it?” Finally realizing what Bacs meant, Boutros was surprised. The plan was to sell the  watch at an inaugural auction in New York City with a select 49 lots surrounding the legendary chronograph itself. When asked what he thought when he found out that Phillips would sell the fake watch, vintage Rolex dealer Andrew Shear said, “Wow, Aurel did it again.”
However, it is still the most expensive wristwatch to ever sell at auction, beating out the aforementioned Rolex Bao Dai and the  steel Patek Philippe 1518. It’s flat out madness, and there’s no other way to put it.
If you take a step back and compare the Paul Newman Daytona to either the Bao Dai or the steel 1518, it’s a rather simple watch. It’s a stainless steel chronograph with an exotic dial and a Valjoux movement inside, and there were thousands of completely identical fake rolex Daytona  in the 1960s. The Bao Dai is a totally unique watch with a gold case and bracelet, a diamond dial, and the most sophisticated movement Rolex that has ever produced; the steel Patek Philippe 1518 is one of four known examples of the first serially-produced perpetual calendar chronograph not made in a precious metal. The value of the Paul Newman Daytona comes down to provenance and market effects, end of story. There’s no other way to explain it.
Unfortunately, however, the sale of the Paul Newman Daytona has started a new chapter for the  watch industry. Never before has a watch drawn so much attention to our world. People who aren’t generally interested in replica watches at all were asking me about this watch because of the magnitude of press surrounding this sale. There was coverage beyond our wildest watch dreams. Paul Boutros was interviewed by Richard Quest on CNN, Robert Frank hosted Aurel Bacs on his CNBC show Secret Lives of the Super Rich, and a follow up show will air on CBS Sunday Morning on November 5. This  watch was covered in more publications than any other watch ever, period.

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Excellent and Popular fake Rolex Oysterdate Precision

The Oysterdate first appeared in the 1960s and remained one of the brand’s least famous series until it was eventually interrupted in the late 80s. fake watches
Easily disrupted with the Oyster Perpetual and Oyster Perpetual Date ranges, the Oysterdate is actually something of an oddity in the replica Rolex canon. The lack of a ‘Perpetual’ label in its name points to the fact that it was one of the incredibly rare examples from the crown that was not chronometer certified. To obtain chronometer status, a fake watch has to experience some special unforgiving tests for accuracy at the COSC, The Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute. Only those proving to keep exact time between -4/+6 seconds a day can wear the badge.
On the contrary, the Oysterdate has ‘Precision’ marked on its dial—a small, easily missed detail beloved by hardcore watch collectors.
The other distinction that really sets the Oysterdate apart from just about everything else that has passed through the fake Rolex gates is the fact that it is, and was always, a manually-wound timepiece. Surprisingly, for the company that invented the perpetual, self-winding movement, the Oysterdate was never fitted with an automatic caliber, even towards the end of its run in the 80s.
It is exciting that a watchmaker as progressive as Rolex kept a manually wound movement on its books until so recently. Even the Daytona, with the understandable excuse of needing a far more sophisticated chronograph engine, was granted the El Primero in that decade. watch
However, the fact is that its straightforwardness only adds to the Oysterdate’s charm. In an ever-more automated world, there is a real fascination in doing something as nostalgic as winding a beautifully made watch.
For the burgeoning collector of vintage watches, it can represent the first buy-in to the brand, a model that manages to be very affordable and easily found on the pre-owned market, but so unfamiliar amongst even knowledgeable enthusiasts that it’s unlikely you’ll come across many in the wild.
It appeared with a number of different colorful dial options over its two-decade lifespan, with blue, silver and black being by far the most prevalent. Look hard enough and you’ll come across versions set off by yellow gold accents on the indexes and hands as well as the crown logo.
The  Oysterdate watch is one such a special watch. As just about as basic as a Rolex could be, it still has the brand’s faultless lineage behind it. Whereas some models in the lineup shout for attention, the Oysterdate’s sparse design barely gets above a whisper.
Modest in both size and style, it’s a  watch for those who want an unassuming, reliable timepiece with an impeccable pedigree and are content with being the only ones who know it’s a Rolex.

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