Steve McQueen’s UK Heuer Monaco Replica Gets $2.2 Million, A Vintage Patek Philippe Fake Gets $1,02Million

Heuer Monaco Worn By Steve McQueen In LeMans And Gifted To His Personal Mechanic

The sale also set a record price for any Heuer timepiece, with the iconic Swiss movement fake TAG Heuer Monaco worn by Steve McQueen in the film Le Mans and that he had gifted to his personal mechanic, Haig Alltounian. It sold for $2.2 million, 10 times its estimate. This watch was an incredibly important watch on so many fronts, and McQueen’s wearing it in the movie was most likely what put the Monaco on the world map. At the end of the last day of filming, McQueen took the watch (one of six worn on the set) off of his wrist and gifted it to his personal mechanic and the mechanic for all of the cars in the film, Haig Alltounian. Before giving it to Alltounian, McQueen had the case back engraved with the words “Thank you for keeping me alive all these months.”
Sly Stallone’s Watches

Five copy watches from Sylvester Stallone’s personal collection were up for auction, as well, and they commanded some nice prices. The Panerai Luminor he wore in the movie Daylight achievied $214,200. It is considered one of the most important modern Panerai wristwatches to ever be sold publicly, because it signified the brand’s modern-day renaissance. In total, Sly’s selection of pieces by Richard Mille all soared past their estimates, most notably the skeleton dial replica Richard Mille Ref. RM 52-01, which realized $998,000. and the RM 032 that he wore in the movie The Expendables III sold for $816, 500. The RM 25-01 Adventure Tourbillon Chronograph — that was created as an answer to “What watch would Rambo wear?” sold for $937,500.
Patek Philippe

Other brands also sold well at the auction. Vintage and modern Patek Philippe wristwatches sold particularly well, with a modern brown leather strap fake Patek Philippe Ref. 3974G minute repeater with perpetual calendar, one of only 5 known, achieving a remarkable $1,022,200. A vintage perpetual calendar watch, Ref. 3448, nicknamed the “Pristine Padellone” and consigned by the family of the original owner, achieved $529,200 at auction.

A 1940s Heuer “Pre Carrera” Chronograph Ref. 2447 Fake Wrist Watch And A 1940s Heuer Single-Button Chronograph Pocket Watch UK Online

This perfect replica Heuer “Pre-Carrera” from the 1940s is one not to be missed. Interestingly, this model got its nickname because of its shared reference number “2447” and the design elements that were carried over to the Carrera introduced in 1963. The most compelling resemblance is the unmistakably strong shape of the lugs; angular and elongated. Plus, it is fitted with the same chronograph movement, the Valjoux 72. Unlike the Carrera from the 1960s, this ref. 2447 has more of a 1940s design. This “Pre-Carrera” design is more reminiscent of military chronographs with a screw-down caseback and luminous syringe-type hands.  

Black Dial Fake Heuer Watch

What’s really amazing about this watch is the overall condition. The black dial is still clean and well-preserved with an honest patina, and the gold-tone gilt writing really pops against the black background. The oversized registers are almost touching each other and finished with concentric circles, which maximizes legibility. The lume on the large Arabic numerals is well-preserved with the perfect amount of patina in pale yellow, as it often has the tendency to turn into a very dark color. Just a stunning watch overall! You can make it yours by heading over to the online store.

Silvery Dial Fake Heuer Watch

There are so many beautiful pocket watches that still remain under-the-radar. When this gorgeous piece showed up at our office, I immediately had to stop everything I was working on to take a look and test it out for myself. From a design standpoint, this pocket watch has form and function perfectly aligned. The layout of the dial is clean and to the point with black painted Arabic numerals and minute track for maximum clarity. Also, the railroad track on the registers finished with the concentric circles are a subtle but thoughtful finish for a simple timing instrument. And, let’s not forget the gorgeous blued steel leaf hands, which are also used in some of the favorite classic dress watches from the same era, like the Calatrava by Patek Philippe. Visit the website to explore this piece for yourself.