Carroll Smith’s Swiss Made UK Replica Rolex Daytona Ref.6265 on Auction Block

Just like with classic cars, provenance is key to determining the value of a vintage Rolex replica watch. Understandably there’s a flutter of excitement in the collecting community after news surfaced that a vintage fake Rolex Daytona ref.6265 UK that belonged to Carroll Smith, the legendary automotive engineer and author, is up for grabs at an online auction hosted by Christie’s Watches this month.

The Steel Daytona Ref. 6265 circa 1973 was, according to the Christie’s online catalogue, gifted to Smith by Cuddy Racing team at the 1973 SCCA L&M F5000 Championship Series. His name and the team’s name are engraved on the steel caseback. The silver dial Rolex Daytona fake watch is a chronograph with a tachymeter scale bezel that was launched by the Swiss watchmaker in 1963 and was named so because Rolex was the official timekeeper of the Daytona International Speedway. The most famous example, undoubtedly, belonged to Hollywood star Paul Newman. A racing enthusiast himself, a Daytona gifted to Newman by his wife Joanne Woodward, famously sold for $17 million a few years ago.

Smith was a race car driver, engineer and author. He worked with the legendary Carroll Shelby and the Ford Motor Company on the GT40 Le Mans program. Smith reportedly oversaw the preparation on the cars that won the 1966 and 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans, the compelling race inspired the 2019 film Ford vs. Ferrari. After his stint with the Ford, Smith would also work in Formula One, he briefly consulted with the Ferrari team. He also wrote a few books that were received well within the automotive community. Smith succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2003 in his home in California.
According to Mike Fossner, Christie’s Watch Specialist, the real attraction of this Rolex copy watch with steel bracelet lies in the fact that ‘it was used for the purpose it was designed for’ at the highest level of motor sport. The watch is being offered for sale as part of ‘Watches Online: Discovering Time’ and will be sold along with two of his books Prepare to Win (1975) and Drive to Win (1996). The pre-sale estimate of the watch is $150,000-200,000 and bidding ends in 9 days.

Popular Replica Rolex Watches UK With “Panda Dials”

If you know something about luxury watches, you must once hear about “Panda Dial”. On the the most well-renowned Panda dial watch is famous watch copy Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman that has the most classic Panda Dial.

The stainless steel fake watches are designed for men.
Stainless Steel Fake Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman Watch

When it comes to Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, you may remind of tachymetre scales and chronograph sub-dials.

For “Panda Dial”, it is not that there is Panda pattern on the watches, but the three chronograph sub-dials at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock that form the pattern that looks like the Panda’s face.

The male fake watches have ivory white dials.
Ivory White Dial Fake Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman Watch

Take Paul Newman for example again, it has a white dial and three black chronograph sub-dials, which is the most orthodox Panda Dial. Together, a white dial with two black chronograph sub-dials and a black dials with white sub-dials also belong to “Panda Dials”.

Such perfect fake watches are easy to be identify and worth having.