When we talk about replica watches, it is almost inconceivable that you do not mention the brand Rolex. Despite the fact that Rolex does not make the most luxurious, ingenious or special watches, the brand is nevertheless first associated with ‘luxury watches’. Let there be no misunderstanding about it: Rolex makes one of the best watches in the world. Not in terms of spectacular complications or enormously rare material – but in terms of quality and no-nonsense watchmaking. It is therefore quite logical that Rolex watches – especially the vintages pieces – are becoming more and more valuable. At the moment (albeit subject to change), these are the 10 most expensive Rolex replica watches in the world.
10. Rolex Daytona Ferrari Red – $ 267,203
The replica Rolex Daytona Paul Newman collection is one of the world’s most sought-after collections. There is a range of models that are interwoven by the brand with the crown. This Daytona Ferrari Red is one of them. With a Daytona like this on your wrist, you are sure to be a conversation starter. Of course, it is also a very special appearance – resulting in a taste discussion with many. Probably this watch is therefore not very high ranked in this top 10. Although a small three tons is still an incredible amount of money of course.
9. 1972 James Bond Rolex Submariner – $ 365,000
The Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic models ever made in the world of watches. It is not for nothing that practically every other brand inspires its divers on this diver of Rolex. The bezel, the indexes and crown guards – really every aspect is iconic. It is called the James Bond Sub because of the fact that this ‘no-date’ Sub was introduced in the movie ‘Live and let die’. On the pulse of the world’s best-known superspion, the watch was soon given a legendary status. This specific Rolex was sold for $ 365,000 – which immediately puts him in a very select group.
8. Golden Rolex Oyster Perpetual – $ 444,000
Gold always does well. A golden watch is by definition spectacular. If this is also a rare, golden Rolex, then you have the jackpot. Add to that a spectacular story and you just tap $ 444,000. This golden Rolex Oyster Perpetual was once worn by the first president of India – Rajendra Prasad. The watch is made of 18Kt rose gold (yes, that is true), the continent engraved India in the dial and the date January 26, 1950 (first Republic of India). So it is really a one-of-a-kind Rolex replica.
7. Rolex GMT Master II ‘Ice’ – $ 485,350
There’s no disputing about taste, but this GMT Master II is anything but stylish (as far as we are concerned). It seems that the inventor of this combination likes to shout from the rooftops that he is wearing a Rolex, or rather goes through life as a walking disco ball. In any case, this GMT must cost nearly half a million, something that we would not give it to.
6. Rolex Daytona ‘Eric Clapton’ – $ 1,400,000
Besides his famous Albino Eric Clapton also arranged this Daytona on his wrist. Of course, the one and a half million price are not in proportion to the value of the watch. The fact that this watch was owned by Eric Clapton makes the price so huge, but it is by no means the most valuable Rolex ever made. In our opinion, it is not really a realistic reflection compared to other Rolex watches.
5. 1971 Rolex Daytona ‘Albino’ ref. 6263 – $ 1,418,000
Number three in our list (or number eight) is the first Rolex that manages to exceed the magic limit of one million. The Rolex Daytona is one of the world’s best-known chronographs ever. It is not for nothing that the Daytona of style icon Paul Newman is so incredibly sought after. Yet this Daytona is also one that is high on the list. Spectacular because of its sub-dials that have the same color as the rest of the dial – hence the name Albino. To make it even more special: this Daytona was once owned by the famous guitarist Eric Clapton.
4. 1942 Rolex Chronograph ‘Antimagnetique’ – $ 2,400,000
This early chronograph from Rolex is one that is high on our list at the top of the list (not just because of its exorbitantly high price). The watch is, in fact, one of the most beautiful vintage Rolexes ever made and collectors are almost unanimous. It seems that this specific Rolex comes from a collection designed for a team of racers. The model is one of the largest (in diameter) watches that Rolex has ever produced.
3. 1969 Rolex Daytona ‘Paul Newman’ ref. 6263 – $ 3,717,906
The first Rolex Daytona in this top 10 that once belonged to Paul Newman – but certainly not the last. The watch from the American actor is quite simply one of the most wanted watches in the world. Of course, the value in it is no longer completely in perspective, but that does not make it any less. This Rolex is characterized by the iconic ‘reversed Panda-dial’. A term used to indicate the contrasting difference of white sub-dials and black dial. Where black sub-dials on a white dial are then described as a normal ‘Panda-dial’.
2. Rolex ref. 6062 ‘Bao Dai’ – $ 5,060,427
Perhaps one of the most spectacular Rolex models ever, this Bao Dai. The watch has in the past several times the record for most expensive Rolex ever in the hands. As soon as another auction followed with another spectacular Rolex in it, the title was passed on again. The watch does not have the name ‘Bao Dai’ for nothing. It was in fact owned by the last emperor of Vietnam. Just like the Rolex at number # 9, this creation is made of solid gold. In addition, it is one of the few Rolexes that rotate with such an age, diamonds on the dial and a moon phase on six.
1. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman – $ 17,752,500
There we are again. The most expensive Rolex of the moment and one that created shocking news worldwide. This Rolex Daytona was gifted to him by Newman’s wife on his birthday. A recognizable aspect of this Daytona is the fact that it is engraved that reads ‘Drive Carefully Me’. With aftermarket replicas, this engraving is often misapplied – resulting in a watch that falls through the basket.