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.