When it comes to a watch model distinguishing itself from the rest of its family thanks to a famous namesake, the world’s most well-known example is the Rolex “Paul Newman.” This dial design variant is found in vintage 1:1 Swiss replica Rolex Daytona Reference 6239, 6241, 6263, 6264, and 6265 watches.
The now iconic dial was nicknamed after legendary actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, who wore a Reference 6239 Rolex Daytona fake watches for sale with what’s now known as an “exotic dial.” That exoticness was due to the fact that it had contrasting color combinations and art deco fonts in the chronograph subdials as compared to the plainer dials found in most Daytona models of the period.
Newman’s name got attached to this model after collectors noticed his 6239 Rolex Daytona replica watches online site had this exotic dial, and the nickname has stuck to this day. In 2017, Newman’s personal 6239 Daytona with “Paul Newman dial” sold for $17.8 million, further enhancing its status.
This got me thinking: are there any special watch dials named after a notable woman?
Famous female contenders
There are a few best UK copy Rolex watches that have been given monikers due to associations with the women who wore them: Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore in the third James Bond film, Goldfinger sported a Rolex Reference 6542 GMT-Master; Nina Rindt, wife of Formula One driver Jochen Rindt, and her Universal Genève chronograph; and Raquel Welch wearing a Breitling Reference 765 AVI chronograph in the film Fathom all spring to mind.
Those watch models, however, became well known as whole high quality Rolex replica watches and not as particular dial variations.
Blackman gets the most attention for being the first woman to wear a Rolex on film in 1964, which didn’t look out of place on her wrist at all.
A photograph I unearthed from four years prior highlighted that a tool Swiss movements Rolex super clone watches looks good on a feminine wrist. The photograph above from 1960 showing a woman in world-record deep diver Hannes Keller’s team wearing a Rolex/Tudor Submariner stood out to me. Browsing other photographs in the same collection, I realized she was looking after the watch for another member of the dive team. Regardless, the timepiece suited her.
Vanessa Redgrave and the replica Rolex Submariner Reference 5513 watches
English acting icon Vanessa Redgrave attracted some watch collecting interest when she wore a Rolex Reference 5513 Submariner in the 1966 film Blowup. Redgrave wore the Submariner on a leather strap instead of its stainless steel Oyster bracelet. And over the sleeve of her shirt.
You might be wondering why am I bringing up this timepiece now, 55 years later. Firstly, a Rolex was an interesting choice for the lead actress to wear in a 1960s film. Secondly, the AAA best fake Rolex watches’ whereabouts are unknown. And thirdly, the watch was “hiding” one very special detail publicly unknown until now.
A small few wholesale replica Rolex Reference 5513 Submariner watches were fitted with what has become known as an “Explorer dial.” Instead of the usual baton and round markers for the hours on a stock Submariner dial, the markers here were replaced with solely baton style markings and Arabic numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock in addition to the usual triangular reference marker at 12 o’clock.
This type of dial was usually fitted to the Rolex Explorer model, hence its nickname.
After looking through several photographs of Redgrave on the set of Blowup, one in particular caught my eye. It captured Redgrave during a discussion with director Michelangelo Antonioni, showing a clear view of the Submariner on her wrist.
And I realized that she was wearing a Submariner with a rare “Explorer” dial! Zooming in revealed the Arabic numerals 9 and 3 standing out clearly along with the baton markers against the black dial.
Considering that Redgrave was already famous at the time, if this dial been noticed earlier the 2022 Rolex fake watches might have been coined the “Vanessa Redgrave.”
And then the auction catalogues would have described it as a Rolex Submariner with a rare “Vanessa Redgrave dial,” which in my opinion sounds way cooler.