Fidel Castro, the deceased Cuban leader, was captivated by Rolex. From many pictures, we have always seen the figures of Rolex on his wrist. In 1959, Fidel Castro held a news conference in Havana. Castro dressed in military uniform, wearing the luxury Rolex fake watches. Cigar and Rolex could be regarded as the symbol of Castro.
Cuba’s leaders visited the Soviet Union in April, 1963. Cuba and the Soviet Union had made an agreement to be long-term allies during the visit which was lasting 40 days. A picture that Castro met Khrushchev who was the leader of the Soviet Union was interesting. In the photo, Castro was smoking a cigar and on his wrist, they are Swiss Rolex imitation watches. Not one piece, but two.
One of them was the gold Rolex Day-Date knockoff, the other was black Rolex Submariner. Castro wore them on one wrist. It looked really cool. Why did Castro wear two watches? There were many different voices. Some one said he did that in order to see the times of Cuba and the Soviet Union simultaneously but others said he did that to salute to the Soviet Red Army who worn two pieces while he visited the Soviet Union.