This autumn auction season brought a number of extremely remarkable replica watches, some of which are vintage fake watches from Rolex. The main reason why they attract collectors so much is its diversity which is common in the past but disappeared in their current products.
Item number 1823 Day-Date
Rolex always declares that their flagship Day-Date replica watch is solely made from expensive metals; nevertheless, it is true that Rolex produced a few stainless steel versions over the years for internal-use purposes, specifically as prototypes or teaching tools. These replica watches were never intended to sell on the market but often sell for great much more than their expensive metal type whenever they surprisingly emerge at auction. This watch, item 1823 produced to test the Rolex movement was recently sold by Phillips for 169,000 in American dollars.
Item 1612 Sea-Dweller
Only 12 Single Red Rolex Sea-Dweller cheap watches are thought to exist till now, and as they were original prototypes for extremely strict inspection, the fake watches come with and without the Sea-Dweller typical helium gas escape valve. One of the available 12 which happened to do not have the valve was gifted to a US diver, Robert Palmer Bradley in 1968 by Rolex, as a keepsake of the 500th dive of the Deepstar-4000. That same watch was sold for 710,000.12 USD
Item 5511 Submariner Produced For British Armies
The Rolex is regarded by many people to be one of the Holy Grails of military-issued watch collecting. Item 5511 was recently sold by Sotheby’s for 219,000.19 USD is an amazingly reserved model for which all collectors would seek. In spite of its history with the British Armed Forces, almost every corner of this rarely-seen fake Rolex has somehow managed to remain in great condition over the years, from its sword-like hands to its case-back markings and completely demarcated bezel insert.
Item 6500 GMT-Master With Left-Handed Design
Every item 6500 Rolex GMT-Master in 18k gold is thought to be exceedingly rare and sought after by fake watch collectors. Recently, Phillips sold a greatly unique (and probably one-of-a-kind) Item 6500 GMT-Master in 18k yellow gold, with a special, left-handed crown design for 200,000.00 USD at the current time of writing. It is highly possible that this watch was made as a special order, and it is probably the only left-handed item 6500 GMT-Master to have ever been manufactured in 18k gold.