When The Weeknd sings, “I can’t feel my face when I’m with you, but I love it,” he is, alas, not talking about the dial of a beautiful replica watch. However, the singer, whose delicate falsetto glides effortlessly over unsettling yet catchy songs about drugs, alienation, heartbreak and casual sex, has been spotted wearing luxury fake watches us as interesting and unusual as his music.
The Weeknd often plays around with his image to macabre effect. For his performance of “Save Your Tears” at the 2020 American Music Awards, The Weeknd appeared in a sparkly red jacket by Givenchy, accessorised with a face full of plastic surgery bandages and a gold Swiss replica Rolex Datejust ref 16018 with black onyx dial on the wrist. While the Rolex Datejust copy online was originally released in 1945 to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary, it’s the watch’s reputation as an 1980s status symbol that The Weeknd channels here. Let’s not forget that the best quality fake Rolex Datejust was mentioned 26 times by Patrick Bateman in American Psycho and it’s this kind of weirdly obsessive, dissolute glamour that The Weeknd revels in.
The black dial makes his 1:1 replica Rolex Datejust just a touch sinister – but in a louche and sexy way, like the kind of watch a Bond villain might wear. Speaking of which, The Weeknd has also been spotted in a King Midas from AAA quality fake Rolex Cellini line, in a publicity photo for his album After Hours. Designed by Gérald Genta, it’s the same super clone model that Christopher Lee wore when playing the Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun.