While getting in character for his role in Daylight, Sylvester Stallone wanted to work on his characters’ appearance, when he spotted a perfect fake Panerai Luminor in Rome.
He is believed to have thought that the watch had ‘star power’, and was to taken by it that he went on to buy several more of the brand’s models with his signature which he gave as presents to his friends.
One of the recipients of the watch was his pal Arnold Schwarzenegger who donned the timepiece for his role in Escape Plan, as well as being heavily featured in The Expendables.
The high quality Panerai replica has just unveiled a new “left-handed”. A “destro” of which she has the secret which should arouse the envy as these models remain rare among the Italian watchmaker and that this Left-Handed in steel of 47 mm with this beige dial will be produced in only 250 copies. Collector for collector. Count 9,500 euros.
It feels good to find a Left-Handed in steel at Panerai, while lately the Italian brand has been exploring new materials and new designs which sometimes baffle lovers of the transalpine watchmaker.
Remember that left-handed replica watches, “Left-Handed” or “Destro” watches are an integral part of Panerai history.
In fact, the men of the commandos of the Italian Navy had to wear a watch on their wrist, an essential tool to synchronize their actions and manage the time spent in immersion, but also a compass and a depth gauge.
Because some, for convenience, wanted to wear the 47 mm Panerai Luminor fake watch on the right wrist, Panerai created for them timepieces with a winding crown on the left side, as can be seen on some models and vintage images.
So much for the background. For the rest, this novelty bears the reference PAM01075 and will only be produced in 250 units. This is little.
Especially since this is the first time that a Destro has featured a lightly grained ecru sandwich dial with gold indexes, numerals and hands covered in beige Superluminova and protected by plexi glass. Which gives the whole an “aged” or vintage look. And what makes her very attractive too.
This Swiss movement copy Panerai Luminor has a 47 mm brushed steel case with polished bezel (water resistant to 100 meters) and carries an “hour-minute-” manual winding mechanical movement, the P.3000 caliber, entirely produced by Panerai from a reserve. 3-day walk. It is visible through the transparent background.
Like the McQueen Monaco, one of the Stallone watches has its own silver screen provenance: The best quality fake Panerai Luminor appeared in the 1996 movie Daylight, an action-drama about a group of armed robbers. While Stallone has long been known to be an enthusiastic watch collector, this is the first time he is selling one of his Panerai pieces. (The other four watches included in the sale are from the Swiss brand Richard Mille.)
Movie legends and wrist luxury replica watches aside, another lot has a more curious story of star-studded provenance still. Included are not one but two pocket watches, owned by John Lennon and Andy Warhol, respectively. The collector in question purchased both timepieces at previous auctions, after having been inspired by the single extant photograph that shows the two 20th-century legends together.
While both men changed the landscapes of the performing and visual arts forever—and met untimely ends—their relationships to timepieces differed markedly: Lennon is not generally associated with the luxury accessories (and was rarely pictured wearing one), while Warhol was a well-known wristwatch buff. The pair of Swiss movement fake watches are estimated to sell in the range of $20,000–$40,000. In other words, they just might be a relative steal.