There’s no shortage of great timepieces in film and television, from the perfect replica Rolexes and Omegas of the James Bond films (featuring a slate of deadly accoutrements), to the Speedmaster worn by Tom Hanks in Apollo 13, but what about the wristwear of women on-screen? It’s out there if you’re looking, and there’s a lot to discover, with some real gems amid all the action.
Honor Blackman: Fake Rolex GMT-Master ref. 6542
We can’t start off a list of strong female characters without a mention of British actress Honor Blackman. Rising to television fame as Dr Kathy Gale in the British spy drama The Avengers, Blackman found worldwide fame as henchwoman/pilot/judo expert Pussy Galore in 1964’s Goldfinger opposite Sean Connery. Not the stereotypical “Bond Girl” of those early films, she was easily 007’s equal, and even his ally toward the end of the film. As a pilot, it was wholly appropriate for Galore to wear a luxury replica Rolex GMT-Master, which she does with great style, despite its categorisation as a “men’s super clone watch”.
The Bakelite-bezelled AAA replica Rolex GMT-Master, with its iconic “Pepsi” colourway, was originally designed for Pan Am pilots to keep track of two time zones during transatlantic flights, so it was a perfect choice. In fact, the cheap copy Rolex 6542 reference is so closely associated with the character, it’s since been nicknamed the “Pussy Galore”, and is one of the most sought-after vintage UK high quality fake Rolex GMT-Masters.