“I still feel the same way I did last time we talked,” Ku says, when I asked him his thoughts on the world of vintage 1:1 replica Rolex. “It’s a little soft right now. Rolex had a tremendous multi-year run, and things are a little soft, yeah, but they haven’t collapsed or anything, it’s just a little bit soft. And the quality pieces are still performing.”
His final point is best represented this season by the yellow-gold 6264 Paul Newman Daytona, the “El Limoncito,” that sold at Phillips New York. Every in-the-know collector I spoke with in New York over the past few weeks was unanimous – this was the best vintage AAA quality replica Rolex of the season.
So it’s no surprise it ended up selling the high quality fake Rolex UK for over $2 million USD. On a broader note, solid-gold Paul Newmans performed quite strongly across the board this season – Christie’s Geneva sold a pair back-to-back (here and here) at the end of their sale with each ending up over one million Swiss francs.
Steel Paul Newman perfect replica Rolex Daytonas, on the other hand, have been on a bit of a downward trajectory recently.
“Paul Newman [Daytonas] are the blue-chip of the luxury replica Rolex UK world today,” says Ku. “They trade almost like blue-chip stocks, in that they tend to have a set price that they trade at. These Swiss movement fake watches were trading at like $275, $300 grand [for a long time], and now the new ballpark for a Paul Newman – a pump-pusher Paul Newman – is about $200 thousand. You can look at the prices of the top copy timepieces now, across the board at the auctions this season, and pretty much all of the Paul Newmans basically sold right over or under $200,000.”