Newly Manufactured Strange Vintage Rolex Watches Coming Up

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We’ve all been hotly anticipating this season’s auctions – mainly because the you-know-what is coming up for auction, but also because it’s always nice to peruse the crisp pages of a freshly printed catalogue, and see what’s going on there. Some seasons are more exciting than others, and this fall’s selection has definitely exceeded expectations. Here are two examples of the replica Rolex watches that I had literally never heard of before coming across them this week. They don’t look like anything else out there – but the stories check out, or so we think. 
This two-tone 6265/3 was a custom piece made for Bruce J. Leven, a Seattle-based entrepreneur and gentleman racing legend, who has been successful with his waste management company, Bayside Disposal. Leven was famous in the racing circles, and more than held his own as driver, competing at the top level. This, combined with his love of Porsches, soon translated into owning the Bayside Disposal Racing Team. Leven and his team went on to take three wins at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, and, notably, purchased Porsche 962 chassis #001 in 1984. In order to cherish and celebrate the occasion, his best friend and the then-Vice President of the replica Rolex USA, William Rosen, offered Leven “any fake rolex watch in the catalogue.” Leven chose the 6265 but he had one request: he wanted it “with a twist,” and asked for it in two-tone (this was 1984 after all).
His wish was granted, and here it is: a possibly unique two-tone 6265/3 with box, papers, service papers, and service sticker on the caseback. The 6265 was produced from 1971 to 1988, in yellow gold or stainless steel (with a couple of wild cards in between). It’s known for its steel or gold bezel, and for having screw-down pushers. The 6265 also has been known to feature the fake Paul Newman dial, though most of those have been put in 6263 cases at this point. Ellen owns a gold non-PN 6265 and we have seen a couple on Talking Watches with Morgan King and John Goldberger. Goldberger’s is in white gold with a crazy-cool bracelet. Yes, and did I mention that it’s a piece special? This two-tone is essentially a follow up to that, and the fact that this even exists in two-tone is crazy.

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Replica Rolex Submariner with Green Khanjar Dial

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Watches with the “Khanjar” symbol were made by Rolex with many classical features for the Sultan of Oman to give as gifts. Less than 10 steel Daytonas are known that have this bright green Khanjar at 12 o’clock with both black and silver dials. To make things even better, this replica watch has the earliest serial number of any famous green Khanjar Daytona. The following are some good examples for your reference. Replica Rolex Submariner rolex-079003_04
Explorer Dial Submariner
This is one of the real holy grails of Rolex collecting. Due to a large number of imitations, when a good one comes up for auction, it’s a treat and gift. This replica has a special dial with an underline at six o’clock, a narrow coronet logo, besides, the Explorer-style 3-6-9 printing. The dial has also begun to age, but actually the best for the watch to be honest. As a matter of fact, it’s brand new to market and comes from the real family.
With Luminous Honeycomb Star Dial
This is about as elegant as a midcentury Rolex can get. This fake watch from 1953 has a silvered honeycomb dial with luminous star-shaped markers that is in incredible condition. Only eight replica watches like this are very famous to exist and from the photo we have here (in accordance with the Christie’s description), it seems that this one is in near perfect shape.
Milgauss
This is the original Milgauss, one of the strangest Rolex replica has ever made. Designed for high resistance to magnetic fields, it was an extremely idiosyncratic watch and was only made for three years, from 1955 to 1957. This example has the original honeycomb dial, a straight seconds hand.
14k Gold Paul Newman Daytona “John Player Special”
Fewer than 400 Daytonas were made in 14k gold and they were only produced from 1966 to 1969. The black Paul Newman dial has a really striking look, and while the watch does show some signs of having been worn, it is fresh to market and still has the Rolex sticker intact on the back.
Submariner from Comex ‘Operation Everest’
On its own, this cheap replica rolex Submariner would be nothing to write home about. But this watch belonged to Guillaume Despiau, a volunteer who took place in Comex’s famous “Operation Everest” experiment, which looked at how the human body reacted to conditions similar to those found at the peak of Everest over a sustained period of time. This watch accompanied him in the pressurized chamber during the one-month experiment and the fake rolex watch comes with all the appropriate documentation to prove it.

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