The Supreme Rolex Submariner replica for sale versus the Asprey copy Rolex Daytona – which went for more?
Earlier this month, we went hands-on with a curated selection of ‘fine’ lots from the Sotheby’s Fine Watches auction, a rolling online auction that had all of its lots end on December 12. There were a ton of interesting lots, but two in particular I kept a close eye on. Not because I could afford them, but rather I was pitting them head-to-head eager to see which customized perfect replica Rolex would go for more: the Asprey Daytona or the Supreme Rolex Submariner fake for sale. Also, the last lots belonging to notable Australian collector Alan “Hammer” Bloore were up for grabs. Let’s dig into these results below.
The Supreme Submariner versus the Asprey Daytona
While the Supreme Submariner is rather infamous in the watch world, with its massive Supreme crossover appeal and profane ‘F*CK EM’ red text on the dial, has long been a customised best 1:1 replica Rolex of intrigue. Understandably, the estimate was set between US$50,000 – $100,000. It’s a sizeable premium over its original cost. The friends and family customised offering would have ultimately set back Supreme the cost of an aaa quality fake Rolex ref. 114060 in 2013 plus the customisation cost to simply engrave the caseback with the Supreme logo and add a line of red text to the dial – 20 in total were made. But this estimate makes complete sense considering, over the last 10 years, any time this watch has been offered for sale on the secondary market it has been listed between US$50K and US$100K.
The Asprey Swiss movement replica Rolex Daytona, however, is much more of a wildcard. I had never heard of it until I visited Sotheby’s and went hands-on with it. In my pre-auction coverage, I explained that in 2021 25 of these high quality fake Rolex Daytona watches were made. But, it remains unclear what the nature and genesis of this “collaboration” was. Sotheby’s explained to me: “The collaboration between Asprey and Rolex has been highly coveted since the 1970s when the Omani government began ordering customized ‘Omani’ dial timepieces to be given as gifts for British SAS soldiers who were involved in the Dhofar Rebellion (1970-1976).
Asprey was an official retailer of Swiss movement copy Rolex and is well known for selling customised pieces.” It is a stunning Daytona I firmly believe Rolex should just make themselves one day. I also explained that all of the watch’s components were manufactured by Rolex, including the dial which has Rolex super clone for sale stamping and hallmarks on its backside. What I could not confirm, however, was whether or not the dial left the factory with its purple hue and Asprey co-branding or if the colour and signature were later added by a customiser. Were every aspect of this watch 100% confirmed to be executed by best quality fake Rolex it would be no contest – surely the Asprey Daytona would prevail.
But even in that uncertainty, I suspected while leaving Sotheby’s after my visit that the Supreme Submariner would likely go between its estimate. The Asprey Rolex Daytona super clone online, though, which I was smitten with, I firmly believed would go over its conservative estimate of US$70,000 – US$100,000. Even were it to go within the estimate, it would be well over even the secondary market price of a steel Rolex Daytona replica for men of the same reference number. But I just had this inkling, which ultimately proved correct. The final hammer price of the Supreme cheap fake Rolex Submariner: US$63,500. The final hammer price of the Apsrey Daytona: a whopping US$177,800.
I know it is not an apples-to-apples battle, considering it is not two of the same model that was customised. But, it would seem the Supreme hype cannot overpower the mystique of this lesser-known Asprey Rolex Daytona copy for sale. At least lesser known for now…