A golden 1:1 replica Rolex UK owned by Sir Michael Caine has sold at auction for a hammer price of £100,000; £125,000 with tax and fees.
It was one of five luxury fake watches the actor and his wife, Lady Caine, were selling at Bonhams this week as they say they are simplifying their lives as they ease towards retirement.
Jonathan Darracott, Bonhams Global Head of Watches, said: “This was a fantastic result. The Swiss made replica Rolex Oyster quartz was a ground-breaking watch cased in typical Rolex style but it was really the stardust of Sir Michael Caine that captured the imagination of our bidders with frenzied bidding until the last two battled for the last few bids.”
The Bonhams auction sold a number of family treasures including the 18ct gold Oysterquartz Rolex Day-Date fake for sale from around 1980.
Lady Caine’s Patek Philippe La Flamme, Ref: 4816/3, circa 1990, sold for £19,000, soaring above its £5,000 – 7,000 estimate.
A cheap copy Breitling Navitimer, bought in around 1990, was expected to sell for under £1,000 but hammered at £10,837.