This flashy Rolex replica, with rivulets of diamonds running across the dial, was released as one of the Crown’s super-secret Daytona drops in 2019. It is the ideal watch for an NBA superstar like Anthony Davis not just because of the scarcity and the straight-from-the-factory ice, but because of the nickname the watch quickly earned. Upon the watch’s release, collectors started referring to the striped piece with gleaming subdials as the “Eye of the Tiger.”
Besides the iPad Davis uses to coach guys up on the bench, this watch is the most effective accessory the Brow has to get his team going while he’s out with a lingering Achilles injury. The piece has its own pump-up music: “It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight/Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival.” Until Rolex decides to release a watch nicknamed the “We Are the Champions” (champagne-dial something or other) or the “We Will Rock You” (Daytona with dial made from actual rocks), the Eye of the Tiger will continue to hold the title of best copy watch to ride the pine on. Also this week, great watches aren’t only for NBA players and Michael B. Jordan wears a similarly blingy Rolex.
Anthony Davis’s Rolex Daytona “Eye of the Tiger”
Rolex’s typical sobriety makes the brand’s gem-set pieces that much more exciting. An extra-icy version of the GMT “Pepsi” and a rare sapphire-set Submariner are two highlights, but no piece has been the beneficiary of Rolex’s fun streak like the Daytona. The gold case Rolex Daytona fake watch has been remade in multiple “Rainbow” versions with multi-colored diamonds running around the bezel and in an absolutely wild “Leopard” pattern. When Rolex goes big it really goes for it: Davis’s Eye of the Tiger carries 36 diamonds on the bezel and 243 more on the dial. Even the hour markers on this watch are made of 18-carat gold.
Michael B. Jordan’s Rolex Day-Date
Davis isn’t the only one who can pull off a flashy Rolex. While Jordan’s Rolex Day Date copy with a diamond-covered bezel looks totally tame in comparison to the Eye of the Tiger, this is still a factory-set Rolex we’re talking about. Slowly but surely, A-list actors are starting to wear iced-out watches to sit courtside at NBA games again. If this isn’t a sign of coming normalcy, I don’t know what is.