And Now, Here’s Your Favorite Luxury Rolex Watch Nickname Of All-Time


Two weeks ago, our editors got together to debate and create the definitive list of the world’s best replica watch nicknames. In true WFH fashion, we duked it out over Zoom (in an entertaining call that we wish we had recorded, but sadly did not). We compiled a list of all the nicknames we knew, then whittled it down to a robust dozen – though not without some difficult cuts along the way.

When we published our choices, we also opened voting up to you – our Community – to name The People’s Champion. This gave you the coveted opportunity to call us fools for omitting “Batman,” but did not allow you to vote for “Moonwatch” (in reference to the Omega Speedmaster) – a nickname deemed ineligible because it is an official brand moniker. Our list, our rules, baby! In the end, we offered up a slightly larger list of 20 nicknames for you to vote on.

Coming in second place – and a strong second place at that – was “Batman.” This is the nickname for the modern, albeit recently discontinued, steel bracelet replica Rolex GMT-Master II – so given for its blue and black (a la The Dark Knight) bi-color bezel. But these two choices stood no chance against the champion, which nearly doubled the next highest vote-getter.
In the end, your winner was our winner: “Pepsi,” most commonly used in reference to the Rolex GMT-Master and GMT-Master II (both vintage and modern) because of its red and blue color scheme. The name has since become synonymous with any watch featuring a red/blue bi-color bezel. Even the Tudor Black Bay GMT is sometimes called the “Diet Pepsi.”
Nicknames are meant to be fun, and this one’s as fun as it gets. Top quality fake Rolex would never call its own watch a “Pepsi.” No, that was left to us – the watch loving public. We did that.

So there you have it, “Pepsi” stands as the Community’s definitive “People’s Champion.” May it continue to spread by word of mouth to new enthusiasts for years to come. Thanks to everyone for participating, and keep a lookout for more chances to lend your voice in the future.