How much value does the “Celebrity X Factor” add to the hammer price of replica watches at auctions?

Editors note: While you might think these uncertain times would lead to a decline in luxury spending, auction houses are still raking in a great deal of money – with collectors assuaging their boredom under lockdown with incredible timepieces that come up for auction. The market for hot vintage replica watches is still going strong, with even modern in-demand models commanding unexpected premiums. As my colleague Brendan would put it – high-value vintage watches have proven themselves”pandemic-proof“. This reminded me of an article we published some time ago, which explored the hammer prices of celebrity-owned high-end fake watches, and whether or not the “X factor” they carried translated into greater bids. Since this list was last published, we have seen some historic watches sold at auction. Let’s check in on just how much their celebrity status impacted their sales.
Marlon Brando – Black Dial Fake Rolex GMT-Master “Apocalypse Now”

RRP in 1980 — $950 USD
Sold at auction in 2019— $1,952,000 USD
Buy similar today — $18,691 USD
Celebrity premium — 10,343.53%
After her husband heard about the success of Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona at auction, Brando’s daughter Petra Fischer-Brando realized there was a great opportunity to raise money for their charity. The proceeds of the sale, as well as Phillips’s portion of the commission, was pledged and donated to the Brando Fischer Foundation, a non-profit aimed at reducing childhood poverty.
Jack Nicklaus – Gold Bracelet Replica Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803


RRP in 1970 — $1,850 USD
Sold at auction in 2019— $1,220,000 USD
Buy similar today — $13,495 USD
Celebrity premium — 8,940.39%
Another instance of a philanthropic effort, Jack Nicklaus offered his best quality copy Rolex Day-Date ref. 1803 – with the proceeds to be donated to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, a charitable organization that aids the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. A golfing legend, one thing that really added to the provenance of the watch was that Nicklaus actually wore the watch while and after golfing throughout his career. For fans of the sport, this was the ultimate form of memorabilia you could find.

The Swiss IWC Portugieser Chronograph Replica Watches For Sale

Today’s model is a new 2020 luxury IWC Portugieser replica watch One of the more unique leading men in Hollywood’s golden age was Robert Mitchum. You see, he didn’t act in the traditional sense of the word. Rather, Mitchum was himself, which is exactly what audiences expected when they paid their hard-earned money for a ticket to see his films. He is on record for having once said, “I kept the same suit for six years and the same dialogue. They just changed the title of the picture and the leading lady.” Talk about self-awareness. But there is something to be said about the notion that the core of something (or someone, in Mitchum’s case) does not need to change in order to persist. The title and the leading lady are extremely important aspects of a film, but if the star of the picture has the right stuff, well… just ride that wave.

In the world of watches, there are a few examples which are emblematic of this idea. Think of the Rolex Submariner, the Omega Speedmaster, or even the AP Royal Oak. These watches are the movie stars. The Swiss automatic movement replica IWC Portugieser Chronograph holds a similar station within the International Watch Company as those aforementioned models do to their respective brands. It is a foundational piece in the modern IWC collection, and it represents the idea that not all iconic watches need have been produced in the 1960s and ’70s. The IWC Portugieser Chronograph is Robert Mitchum. It has a sense of style, a sense of identity, and only requires minor tweaks here and there over time, but the essence always remains. That’s what people appreciate about it.
This is actually my second go-around spending time with this watch, having previously gone Hands-On with it in April. Not much about my opinions have changed, but having now spent a week with it on my wrist, some of those opinions – or notions – have become more deeply entrenched in my psyche. During my week with this watch, I tried not to augment anything about my daily routine, just to see how the watch kept up – if it interfered in any way, and how (if at all) it improved anything I did. I am talking things as innocuous as brewing a pot of morning coffee, or the more active task of sitting down to play the guitar. It was my full intention to put this watch through its paces, but I will warn you – especially in these crazy times – I don’t live the most extreme lifestyle. If you’re hoping to hear stories about how this watch fares skydiving, or on the racetrack, you’ve come to the wrong place.
When it comes to a watch like this – with a design and size that is known and expected – there is a certain amount of the wearer adapting to the watch, as opposed to it being the other way around. You buy this watch because you want this watch, and most of the time, you know what you’re getting into. For those who do not, I will say that it manages to scratch two distinct itches: That of the sport chronograph, as well as the more “dressy” – stately – chronograph. There is a certain understated elegance and self-assuredness to the entire package of this watch that allows for a great deal of versatility in terms of wear.
The case size of this IWC replica watch with blue hands, as mentioned, is 41mm, but a number alone does not tell the complete story. The watch effectively has no bezel at all. Given that the model I wore was the silver dial variant, the watch wears larger than the 41mm diameter would suggest as the silver dial (similar to a white-dial watch) gives off the illusion that the watch is much larger than it is. This size notwithstanding, I expected the piece to wear a bit bigger on wrist going in. There were no issues with the lugs hanging off the sides of my wrist, and the case laid flat and comfortably when worn. The overall thickness of the watch is about 13.1mm, which sounds tall but is virtually an imperceptible measurement when the watch is on. I did not for a moment consider this to be a thick or tall watch.

As has been the case for about 22 years, the watch is affixed to a leather strap (although recent updates have seen a change there as well). The version I had the chance to wear came on a blue alligator leather strap, which matched the blue accents on the dial. The strap itself is attached to a double deployant clasp system, which is one of the few gripes I have with this piece. For me, a watch is part of my person – something I don’t have to think about. Conversely, I take great enjoyment – at various intervals of my day – in taking off my watch, staring at it, engaging with the crown, etc. It is an object of affection, and I tend to be quite affectionate. A clasp should open and close – no need to reinvent the wheel. This clasp, being a double deployant, requires the opening of two segments in order to put the watch on, or take it off. Once the initial clasp segment is opened, it is actually not clear that a second segment needs to be undone as well (I recall spending about five minutes in a Rodin-type state trying to figure this out). Issues with the clasp function aside, it certainly keeps the watch secure to the wrist when closed, and everything wears comfortably.
What more can be said about a dial design which has persisted and resisted change all these years? Well not much, but wearing something and experiencing it in the metal definitely brings a fresh perspective. The dial of steel IWC Portugieser copy watch here is silver, with a textured gradient pattern and accompanying radial patterns in the sub-dials. A hallmark of the design of this watch is the applied set of numerals which adorn the dial. The style of the numerals themselves evokes a more classic era of watchmaking. In contrast to this classic ideal is the text applied to the right- and left-most sections of the dial surface. In a lot of ways, the motif embodied there is something more akin to mid-century design. The combination of both of these elements is unmistakably IWC, however.

Especially on this model, the idea of contrast is perpetuated through a number of elements, each in blue. There is a set of applied blue circular markings representing the minutes, which surround the dial along with the numerals. Every single one of the hands, including the leaf handset for hours and minutes, is also done in blue. The way the blue works off of the silver, and matches with the strap, creates a nice uniformity in the design of this watch overall.

Best Replica Calibre De Cartier Watches UK With Striking Features

In the watchmaking industry, Cartier had a glorious history of designing luxury watches. From the pioneering Santos to the classic Tank, Cartier had released several watches. However, the prices of these iconic watches are too high for most of the buyers. Still, never think that you have no chance to wear a beautiful Cartier watch. There are perfect fake Calibre De Cartier watches to fulfill your dream.

The first product of Calibre de Cartier had drawn everyone’s attention with leather straps and stylish watch cases. The sporty case has a generous size, and it includes smooth bezel. Surely, you will notice these unique traits in the cheap replica Calibre De Cartier watches. Other signature designs include a railroad minute track, blue spinel cabochon, sword-shaped hands, and Roman numeral hour markers. While you found these things in your fake Calibre De Cartier timepiece, everyone can think it to be a real watch.

The white dial fake watch has date window.
Fake Calibre De Cartier W7100045 Watch With Date Window

When you have hefty wrists, you may choose best fake Calibre De Cartier watches with metal bracelets. Moreover, automatic movements of watches have also made these premium products highly noticeable. As you have chosen replica Cartier watches, you can find lots of choices of dial and metal. Some of them have a lustrous black and chocolate brown dial, while others have a sparkling silver dial. Women can prefer pink gold watches with a two-tone steel element. Thus, you will find no limit to your choices while searching for fake models of Cartier. The special characteristics of these Calibre De Cartier replica watches, including the tachymeter scale and chronograph hand, have made these accessories attractive.

The 42 mm replica watch has black dial.
42 MM Replica Calibre De Cartier W2CA0004 Watch

You may have already looked for the real models, and their high price rates have frustrated you. Now, as you have learned about their fake counterparts, you can decide on buying them. These replica models look similar to that of the authentic ones. Due to the cost-effective prices, you may buy more than one watch for your needs. Some of us think of buying low-priced pre-owned watches of these reputed brands. However, those second-hand watches may have damaged parts and old-looking straps. With the new fake watches of Cartier, you will get a fresh product. You will find these watches integrated with innovative technologies. So, you will have the optimal value from buying these quality fake Calibre De Cartier watch models.

To get a celeb-like look, you may purchase Calibre de Cartier watches. As a style-conscious person, you will fall in love with Calibre de Cartier copy timepieces.

Iconic Buckles For Characteristic Replica Watches Forever

Online knock-off for sale are decent and graceful.

The primary watch lovers only pay attention to the fashion trend of the modern knock-off watches, while the senior enthusiasts can easily distinguish different brands only through the details, such as the buckles and straps.

  • Rolex
Swiss imitation watches maintain the best smoothness.
Folding Buckles For Rolex

Usually, the perfect Rolex fake watches are coordinated with metal bracelets. Under the folding buckles, the Rolex crown logo is delicately marked, exactly catering to the whole design of the timepieces, and highlighting the gorgeous and brilliant feeling.

  • Cartier
Online knock-off for sale are decent and graceful.
Type D Buckles For Cartier

Frequently uses, the leather straps can ensure the grace for the elegant Cartier copy watches. Because of the patent of Type D buckles, the Cartier wrist watches are unique for the design, and the straps wear comfortable without punching.

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Splendid IWC Portugieser Chronograph Fake Watches Sales New

Forever imitation watches online present red gold cases.

Stunning for 2020, the perfect copy IWC Portugieser Chronograph watches are presented with new versions. In addition to two steel versions with evident dials, the brand also puts forward the red gold form.

Swiss reproduction watches are corresponding with blue color.
Arabic Numerals Replication IWC Portugieser Chronograph Watches

Simply, the novel replica IWC watches apply the integration of blue color and red gold material, building very fancy visual effect. Together, the hands and Arabic numerals are all presented in red gold, forming a very obvious contrast with the blue dials.

Forever imitation watches online present red gold cases.
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Knock-off Watches With Blue Dials

Very fashionable, the surprising IWC reproduction watches have two kinds of blue straps, smooth leather and crocodile leather straps, ensuring you the most comfortable wearing.

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Pretty Female Replica Watches Add Your Youth

Forever duplication watches online are evident with blue hands.

Whether you are young or mature ladies, the perfect copy watches with pink color are always attractive and seductive. Popular among women, the Rolex and Cartier watches are so ideal to be considered.

  • Rolex Datejust
Swiss imitation watches present the high brilliance.
Rolex Datejust Reproduction Watches With Diamond Bezels

The shiny Rolex Datjust fake watches can be the first choice, and they apply evident diamonds to cater to the white gold bezels, assuring your stunning and luxury effect. The dials are delicate with pink color.

  • Ballon Bleu De Cartier
Forever duplication watches online are evident with blue hands.
Steel Cases Knock-off Ballon Bleu De Cartier Watches

Of course, the delicate Cartier imitation watches of Ballon Bleu De Cartier have gained much attention from women. Though the watches possess quartz movements, they are ingenious with grooved crowns, obvious color contrast of hands and Roman numerals.  

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Fake IWC Portugieser “Lawrence Sports Foundation” Chronograph For Recommendation

IWC has maintained the close partnership with Lawrence Sports Foundation since 2005. Moreover, the special perfect fake IWC watches have been launched to celebrate it. It is a Portugieser chronograph with manual-wining mechanical movement.

The power reserve has been indicated at 9 o'clock position.
Stainless Steel Case Fake IWC

What’s more, IWC welcomes Bryan Habana to become the new member of Lawrence World Sports Institute. Christoph Grainger-Herr, the CEO of IWC, gave this special IWC Portugieser copy with blue dial to former South African Football League star.

It is the 14th special model that IWC especially designed for Lawrence Sports Foundation.
46 MM IWC Portugieser Imitation Watches

The imitation watch with black leather strap is the 14th that IWC created as Lawrence Sports Foundation special edition. It is also the brand’s first one-button Lawrence chronograph. These new watches are limited to only 500 pieces.

Two Steel Cases Replica Watches Recommended For Formal Occasions

In recent years, the steel watches gradually occupy a large part of the market. Comparing with those precious metal watches, the perfect fake watches with steel cases will be more suitable for daily life as they are robust and durable. Meanwhile, they are easier to get since the price of these steel watches is low.

Rolex Datejust

The Rolex has maintained the classical elements of the watch brand.
36 MM Rolex Datejust Copy Watches

The silver dial copy Rolex Datejust is newly released this year. But we are all familiar with the classical appearance. In addition to the iconic appearance, the timepiece is driven by Cal.3235, providing 70 hours power reserve.

Santos de Cartier

The Santos de Cartier is best choice for modern men.
Blue Dial Fake Santos De Cartier

The steel bracelet knockoff Santos de Cartier is the new model launched this year too. The model has been adjusted a little in detail, maintaining the classical design elements of famous watch brand. The blue dial presents a fascinatingly graduate visual effect. It is worth mentioning that the movement that drives this model is the 1847 MC manufactured in house.

The warranty Of IWC Replica Watches Has Been Extended To 8 Years

If you buy the perfect IWC fake watches after Nov.19 and register on official site, joining the IWC Care Project, your watches could enjoy the longer warranty which is now 8 years. It is the 3rd watch brand that provides 8-year warranty among all the watch brands of Richmond Group.

The understated appearance made it one of the most chronograph models in the world.
Blue Hands IWC Portugieser Replica Watches

There are rumour that the IWC Portugieser chronograph watches will be suspended. But now it is proved to be incorrect. In 1995, the Ref.3712 was launched. With the elegant and generous appearance, the delicate IWC Portugieser copy watches sell well for more than 20 years.

The new Portugieser will allow the wearers to enjoy the beauty of the movement.
Black Leather Strap Copy IWC

The truth is that the Portugieser equipped with ETA movement will be discontinued. And all the Portugieser chronograph models will be driven by the new self-manufactured movement Cal.69355 and you will appreciate the beauty of the movement. While after the warranty extends to 8 years, the Portugieser could be still one of the most chronograph watches in watchmaking industry.

Understated Rolex And Cartier Replica Watches For Hot Sale

Although the sporty watches become the most popular models in watchmaking industry, the perfect fake watches which are suitable for all the occasions will be more practical.

Rolex Datejust

Rolex Datejust is suitable for formal occasion and causal occasion.
41 MM Rolex Datejust Knockoff Watches

Datejust is the paragon of eternal elegance. The white dial copy Rolex Datejust always fit all the wearers perfectly no matter at any occasions. It is best choice for all men who are not good at matching the clothes with accessories. With the white dial and silver hour markers, the timepiece looks more elegant.

Cartier Tank Sole XL

The blue hands are contrasted to the silver dial.
Steel Bracelet Copy Cartier Tank Sole XL

The famous Tank with rectangle case was conceived at the beginning of 20th century and it was inspired by the military armoured cars used during the first world war. The blue hands imitation Cartier Tank is the modern interpretation of the first Tank launched in 1917.