End of Days is not one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s best films. Hell, it has a dismal 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But what it lacks in cinematic thrills it makes up for in watch spotting opportunities – and now rare best Canada replica watches seen in the film is going up for auction.
The 1:1 AAA fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25770SN watches that Schwarzenegger himself wore in the schlocky 1999 action film is slated to go under the hammer at esteemed auction house Phillips’ New York Watch Auction this weekend, with an estimate of US$25,000 – 50,000 (a rather conservative estimate, under the circumstances).
As Phillips explains, it’s an extremely rare and historically important prototype with a black PVD-coated stainless steel case, with stark yellow highlights and a chunky crocodile leather strap. It’s imposing replica watches wholesale online for a mountain of a man.
AP eventually produced a limited run of 500 ‘End of Days’ Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore copy watches for men, but this one, being the original prototype, is subtly different from the production models. For example, it has non-luminous hour markers with a more vivid yellow, and a simpler caseback lacking “Serie Limitée” and edition number engravings.
Why is it so rare and important? Well, it’s because Arnie was one of the very first celebrities to collaborate with luxury replica watches brand like this. As Hodinkee explains, “it would be fair to describe the watch as having served as the basis for nearly every celebrity/watch brand relationship… [it] is a worthy grail for anyone intrigued by the intersection of perfect super clone watches and celebrity culture.”
It’s also in incredibly good nick and boasts pretty unassailable provenance. Frankly, US$50,000 for 90s top fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watches in mint condition is already a good deal, but one with an Arnie connection? That’s an amazing opportunity.
Other exciting replica watches shop site going under the hammer at the same auction include a yellow gold Rolex Daytona Paul Newman ‘El Limoncito’; American actor James Garner’s Cartier Baignoire and signed dial Heuer Carrera; a boatload of F.P. Journes including one gifted by the maestro to his mentor, George Daniels; and a ‘new old stock’ Patek Philippe ref. 5004G-013.