Luxury Replica Watches In Cinema
We kick things off this week with Timo, Fratello’s CEO, who makes his first appearance on the Fratello Talks video podcast. His watch of choice this week could not have been more on point for the topic of discussion. It’s the cheap replica Omega Seamaster Diver 300M No Time To Die special edition (reference 18.104.22.168.01.001). This copy watch is not only featured in a movie but was also made specifically for one. If you want to read all about the most recent screen-used Bond watch, you can find RJ’s hands-on review from 2019 here.
Next, we have RJ, who is wearing one of his many perfect fake Omega Speedmasters. Today, he has opted for the wonderful Calibre 321 “Ed White” (reference 322.214.171.124.01.001). At 39.7mm, it’s slightly smaller than the beloved Moonwatch, but with its straight lugs and lack of crown (and pusher) guards, it’s a whole beast. Visible through the exhibition case back, Swiss made replica Omega’s recreation of the venerable 321 chronograph caliber makes this a very special Speedy indeed.
Rounding off the best 1:1 replica Omega trifecta featured in today’s podcast, we have your host Nacho, who is wearing his aaa quality fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. Clearly, he couldn’t remember the right reference, but RJ quickly confirmed that it was indeed a 3570.50.00. This was his first luxury watch, and can you blame him? You really can’t go wrong with this timeless classic. It’s also a watch that has appeared in several memorable films. But if you want to know more, you’ll have to tune in and listen to the episode!
Watches in cinema
The watch you saw at the top of this article sold at auction (again) last weekend for just under €5,000,000. Marlon Brando’s Swiss movement replica Rolex GMT-Master from Apocalypse Now is a prime example of a watch made remarkable by its appearance in the film. With your three podcast participants being European and/or from a generation that was a bit late to the Apocalypse Now party, this one was not mentioned. However, as you’ll hear, they were able to come up with many examples.
From the obvious to the obscure, from the protagonist’s hero prop/plot device (see below) to the punchline of a Pulp Fiction joke, there are plenty of high quality replica watches that spring to mind when thinking of cinematic appearances. But how do we feel about it when it becomes a full-on marketing exercise? Are the best uses of top quality super clone watches those that remain subtle and that can be attributed to the work of a savvy prop master? All that and more in today’s episode!
As you’ve already seen, we’re far from perfect at covering the many appearances of significant replica watches for sale in cinema (and TV), so we’d love to hear from you. Let us know your favorite watch features on the silver screen in the comments section below.