While prices for pre-owned 1:1 fake Rolex watches have been declining this year following a peak in the spring, their long-term investment returns still stand the test of time, experts say.
The investment return of Rolexes was higher than real estate, the stock market, or even gold over a 10-year period, from 2011 to 2021, according to Paul Altieri, founder and CEO of Bob’s Replica Watches, an online marketplace for the resale of cheap fake watches, with a focus on Rolexes.
The average price of a pre-owned super clone Rolex watch increased from less than US$5,000 in 2011 to more than US$13,000 by the end of 2021, according to a report by the California-based firm published earlier this year.
Price appreciation continued through the spring of this year and then gradually declined, Altieri says. The average order price of Rolexes on the online platform fell from US$12,900 in May to about US$11,000 today, Altieri says.
The price correction is partly due to the negative impact of the economic slowdown on consumer spending, he says.
Paul Boutros, head of Swiss replica watches at Phillips Americas, agrees. “The rise in prices over the last two years was just too far and too fast to a level that was sort of unsustainable,” he says. “There weren’t enough buyers to be able to keep those price levels, so the prices have fallen probably about 20% on average since its peak.”
The average pre-owned top copy Rolex watch rose from US$20,000 in early 2020 to more than US$37,000 in late March. The price dropped to about US$28,000 as of today, according to WatchCharts, which provides data-driven analysis of the pre-owned fake watch market.
On Monday, Christie’s announced that it’ll be selling US best fake Rolex Deep Sea Special No. 1 at its November Geneva auction.
Deep Sea Special No. 1 is, well, the first Swiss replica Rolex Deep Sea Special Prototype made. Rolex attached it to Auguste Piccard’s bathyscape Trieste in 1953 when it dove 3,000 meters deep into the Mediterranean as a bit of a marketing stunt to prove that, why yes, we do make the very best dive watches around. It’s believed that high quality fake Rolex produced seven Deep Sea Special Prototypes, and 3 have been found. Deep Sea Special No. 3 made the trip to the bottom of the Mariana Trench on Trieste in 1960, James Cameron style, and now sits at the Smithsonian. Finally, luxury copy Rolex Deep Sea Special No. 5 was last seen at Christie’s in 2000.
Of course, to call it a “marketing stunt” is a bit of an unfair characterization. The Trieste was a research bathyscaphe developed to achieve the goal of reaching the deepest known point of the oceans, the bottom of the Mariana Trench. It was the deep-diving version of putting a man on the moon, just to prove we could. Swiss made replica Rolex hopped on board to see if it could test itself as well, developing watch technology that could survive these same depths. Really, it’s fascinating they were developing this in parallel with the fake Rolex Submariner ref. 6204 (also released in 1953), and seeing how different the final products are.
Christie’s previously sold 1:1 fake Rolex Deep Sea Special No. 1 in 2005 for CHF 322.4k. As Hodinkee later revealed to us in a Talking Watches, it was purchased by collector Reza Ali Rashidian and has sat proudly as the keystone of his serious AAA quality replica Rolex dive watch collection since then. In that Talking Watches episode, Mr. Rashidian mentions it would’ve been the world-record price for a super clone Rolex at the time, so it’s wild to think about how far Rolex and watch collecting have come since. Now, have a scroll and you’ll see your friendly neighborhood Chrono24 dealers have at least a few pages worth of best quality copy Rolexes with asking prices above $300k.
Let’s be honest, it’s a well-timed coup by Christie’s. The announcement comes just a week after Phillips announced that it would also be offering a cheap copy Rolex Deep Sea Special at its Geneva auction.
But the Phillips Deep Sea Special was produced after these Deep Sea Special Prototypes.
After Deep Sea Special No. 3 made it to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, Swiss movement fake Rolex produced about three dozen display models of the Deep Sea Special to celebrate and commemorate the achievement. The Deep Sea Special offered by Phillips is Number 35 of that commemorative series.
So if you’re keeping track, cheap copy Rolex Deep Sea Special No. 3 (the one that went to the Mariana Trench) is perhaps the most desirable of the Deep Sea Specials, but since you’d have to complete a Nicholas Cage National Treasure-level heist to boost that from the Smithsonian, the Christie’s wholesale fake Rolex Deep Sea Special No. 1 is the most important Deep Sea you’ll have the opportunity to get your hands on.
Christie’s hasn’t given an estimate for top fake Rolex Deep Sea Special No. 3 yet. Meanwhile, Phillips placed an estimate of CHF 1.2m-2.4m on its commemorative series example. But really, it’s anyone’s guess how these two lots might fare. It kind of reminds me of the spring season, when two rare Cartier Pebbles popped up out of nowhere, both doing big numbers. Could both Rolex Deep Sea Specials replica online get big results too?
Perhaps it’s worth noting that the commemorative series example from Phillips will be offered a day before the Christie’s sale of US replica Rolex Deep Sea Special No. 1. Is it possible bidders will be sitting on their paddles, waiting for the rarer of the two at Christie’s the following day? Or, might people figure that big institutional money is going after Rolex Deep Sea Special No. 1 super clone for sale, and bid all their ducats on the Phillips lot instead?
Finding a birth-year fake watches sale online is a deeply personal and sentimental exercise for many collectors. To find something made at the time of one’s birth and reunite with it through space and time is no small feat. Traditionally selected by serial number or archival documentation, a birth-year Swiss made replica watches aren’t picked for when it came out, but when a particular example was manufactured.
2021: 36 mm perfect fake Rolex Explorer ref. 124270 watches
A proper birth-year replica watches wholesale US need to be timeless. The last thing you want is your daughter or son giving you an exasperated, “that top quality replica watches US are sooooo 2021!” as you pass them their birthright. And few 1:1 replica watches exist outside of time like the AAA best Rolex Explorer replica with black dial, a cheap copy watches finally reintroduced to the brand’s main collection this year.
Except for its part-time bump to 39mm, the Swiss movement replica Rolex watches have remained largely unchanged since 1959, and for good reason. It’s one perfect unit of perfect super clone watches, no matter what your kid’s personal style might be, and it feels at home basically anywhere, from mountaintops to dive bars to boardrooms. Plus, while you wait for your kid to come of age, you can wear it with abandon and know that it’s still going to be ticking by the time your progeny is ready. – Stephen Pulvirent
BEVERLY HILLS—Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department announced they arrested two suspects on Friday, March 12 in connection to a string of armed robbers targeting individuals wearing perfect fake Rolex watches. The LAPD reported that detectives recognized a pattern of armed robberies occurring in the west side of Los Angeles.
The suspects struck people wearing high-end watches, specifically high quality copy Rolex watches. Neighborhoods included: Mar Vista, Venice, Mid-Wilshire, the Melrose Shopping District, Culver City, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.
On March 11, detectives from the Wilshire and Pacific Areas arrested two individuals involved in the Rolex thefts who are believed to be part of an organized crew responsible for committing the series of robberies. One best 1:1 Rolex replica watches was recovered and returned to its owner. Detectives continue to actively pursue multiple leads in an effort to apprehend additional suspects.
The names of the suspects and evidenced retrieved have not yet been released to the public as the investigation is still underway.
The LAPD is alerting the community take the following precautions to reduce the risk of becoming a victim: Always be alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Try to stay in well-lit areas. Don’t walk alone at night and always avoid areas where there are few people. Be careful when people stop you for directions. Always reply from a distance, and never get too close to the car.
If you feel you’re being followed, walk to a well-populated area. Don’t resist. Give up your property, don’t give up your life. Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.
There’s just something about astronomical complications! For me, the fascination of timekeeping is closely linked with the idea of mindfulness – whether that’s the “memento mori” awareness that our time in this world is finite or the “we inhabit a small rock circling a flaming ball of gas in the midst of a near-infinite void” reminder that astronomical timepieces provide. For instance, an early purchase still in my collection is Audemars Piguet’s Jules Audemars Equation of Time with its perpetual calendar, moon phase, equation of time indicator, and times of sunrise and sunset in my home location. Anytime I wear that watch, the earth’s tilt and elliptical orbit become a bit more real to me. And when I look at watches new and old, my attention sharpens when I see anything from the wonderful moon phase of the Hermès Arceau L’Heure de la Lune to Ulysse Nardin’s wildly complicated Tellurium, Planetarium, and Astrolabium trilogy to Konstantin Chaykin’s Mars Conqueror with its displays of time on both earth and Mars.
Down here on earth, there’s also the need to know the current time in distant locations, whether that’s helping pilots to see the time at their destination at a glance, figuring out the hour in Geneva for an upcoming conference call, or monitoring home time while on the road to avoid awakening family members with an ill-timed phone call. I’m not a pilot, but the latter two requirements do apply to me and over the years I’ve accumulated a variety of GMT and travel time watches, including a blue and red bezel fake Rolex GMT-Master II BLNR “Batman.” But what if our and other worlds – figurative and literal – collided to give us a watch that brought terrestrial travel and a real touch of outer space to the same small space on the wrist?
Recently, I had the opportunity to find out when a long-time friend handed over his top quality copy Rolex GMT-Master II BLRO Meteorite for me to inspect, photograph, and wear. Skipping the history of the fake Rolex GMT-Master If you follow watches you’ve no doubt read a zillion histories of the Rolex GMT-Master and its origins, so I’ll spare you that here other than to note that the first-generation Reference 6542 with its ever-so-fragile Bakelite bezel continues to exert a pull on me – and that my desire for one will almost certainly remain unrequited as long as prices for minty versions remain in the ionosphere.
Let’s focus on the piece at hand! The immediate impression that strikes upon picking up the BLRO Meteorite for inspection is its serious heft; there has been no skimping on the construction of the white gold case and bracelet. And as a fan of substantial watches, I really appreciate the mass of this piece. As shown in the image above, the case and bracelet color also clearly signal this as a white gold watch. 1:1 perfect Rolex replica watches does not rhodium plate its white gold pieces, and while the brand does use a proprietary alloy rich in bright palladium, the resulting hue still has a pleasant hint of gold tones.
While on the topic of case and bracelet, I’ll note that I’m a fan of the current incarnation of the Oyster bracelet as used on the GMT-Master. It’s comfortable on the wrist, the rounded edges of the links smooth the view as the bracelet drops away around the wrist, and the balance of brushed and polished surfaces seems just right.
I also appreciate the Oysterlock safety on the GMT-Master’s clasp and only wish that it were a feature of the bracelet of my recently acquired Oyster Perpetual 41. Rolex GMT-Master II on the wrist in changing light Shooting watches in formal, static setups is both fascinating (at least to me) and fun, but some watches just don’t seem to come to life until they’re seen on the wrist in the same way that there are some pieces that only shine once they are out of the display case at the dealer – and sometimes outside the building.
For me, the Swiss movement fake Rolex GMT-Master II Meteorite is one of those watches. While I found the monochromatic stretch of meteor material against the white gold backdrop just a bit flat in the light tent, even with the interceding blue-red bezel, the same combination somehow seemed just right once clothing colors and skin tones came into the equation. Quick Facts fake Rolex GMT-Master II Reference 126719BLRO Case: 40 mm, white gold case; monobloc middle with screw-down case back and Triplock winding crown; bidirectional rotating 24-hour bezel with blue and red Cerachrom insert; sapphire crystal with cyclops lens Bracelet: white gold Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock safety clasp and 5 mm Easylink extension Dial: meteorite dial with blue Chromalight luminous markers and hands Movement: automatic Caliber 3285, 28,800 vph/4Hz frequency; power reserve 70 hours; rated to -2/+2 seconds per day after casing (C.O.S.C. chronometer certification plus Rolex certification) Functions: hours, minutes, (hacking) seconds; date; second 24-hour time zone with independent rapid-setting hour hand
Nothing over $1 million can really be called a bargain. Particularly when it’s a mere wrist luxury Rolex replica watches from the Swinging Sixties. Yet we all know the stratospheric values paid for Paul Newman’s best quality fake Rolex Daytona 6241. The first one went for a mind-boggling and (then) world record $17.8 million USD back in 2017.
Fast forward to the here and now. We are at the end of 2020, a year of slow turnover sure, but not across the board – the huge Chinese market has already picked up with YOY sales considerably up from 2019. But earlier this month, Racing Pulse – a New York auction by Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo – sold Paul Newman’s other Daytona. This one had a dark reverse panda dial and was still delightfully clean and crisp after half a century. Being a significant Rolex replica, this was snapped up for $5,475,000 US – a considerable sum, of course, but a relative bargain compared to Newman’s previous Daytona, given that it sold for 70 per cent less.
The second Paul Newman Rolex Daytona auction
The Phillips/Bacs & Russo auction still achieved some phenomenal results. It included a record sale for any Heuer, the iconic Heuer Monaco ref. 1133 owned by Steve McQueen – yes the one from Le Mans – that fetched $2,208,000 US.
But why the bargain price for Newman’s Rolex Daytona ref.6263 replica watches for men with black dial reverse panda Daytona? We asked a man in the know. Enter former Phillips man Paul David Maudsley with some sobering words of wisdom: To answer with my expert head on, the $5.4 million most certainly wasn’t a measly amount. The watch model itself is $100,000 to buy today in the vintage marketplace, so that’s still $5,375,000 of provenance.
I’m often asked what value provenance makes. It’s impossible to say as it all depends how much there is, how cast-iron it is, and whom it’s associated with. This Swiss movement Rolex Daytona copy watches had everything and more. There was lots of chatter prior to that sale on forums and Instagram, based on Newman’s original Daytona which sold very high. That was a $200,000 watch to buy today, so achieved $17.6 million of provenance!
“One swallow doesn’t make a summer” is what I say a lot and the differences in the watches cannot be compared. I think that result on December 12th was a huge success for Phillips and the seller. I’m sure this exceeded their expectations. It certainly did mine. The McQueen Monaco, whilst getting a slow start off the block with bidders, eventually found its rhythm and that was also a fantastic result. Provenance again was exemplary. It was hotly contested and in the end, I believe, went to a collector with links to motorsport and of course deep pockets.
To underline Paul David Maudsley’s insights, this magnificent 6239 Rolex Daytona copy for men from the very same auction also went under the gavel for $529,200 US, despite boasting a perfect solid gold case.
You have read the reviews. You have seen the specifications. Here is our take on the new cheap fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches with our own photographs.
We did cover the Oyster Perpetual release on the launch day. But for a fuller analysis, we decided to allow the news to sink in, and the thoughts to develop. Rolex replica has always been an important brand to collectors. The branding is super strong. The demand extremely high. Almost all the watches, especially the sports watches and Oystersteel models are rare watches, even though it is estimated that Rolex’s annual production is about 1 million watches. Long wait lists exist for many, if not most models.
The Oyster Perpetual (OP) line is perhaps the so-called entry level into the world of Rolex. It has long been the best selling line, outselling all other models. The OP is the direct descendant of the original Oyster launched in 1926, the first waterproof wristwatch in the world and the foundation on which Rolex has built its reputation. It comprises the renowned Oyster case and a mechanical self-winding movement via Perpetual rotor. Certified as a Superlative Chronometer.
Review: Rolex Oyster Perpetual The Swiss made fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual (OP) is a simple, time only watch, with no date display. Time is indicated conventionally with two bar shaped hands and a needle like centrally mounted sweep seconds hand. Cased in Oystersteel and fitted with an Oyster style bracelet. As basic as it comes. The OP now comes in 5 size families – the 41mm, the 36mm, the 34mm, the 31mm and the 28mm. The 39mm model is now discontinued and replaced with the 41mm. The entire series come in a range of lacquered dials, with many colour options. Many of the colours are bright, playful. And are reminiscent of the Stella dials of yesteryear. Tale of the case and bracelet
The ultra strong case in Oystersteel – best quality Rolex replica watches speak for the 904L Stainless Steel used in their watches. The shape remains the same, but the case diameters have received updates. The proportions of the case is very well thought through, and looking at the models in isolation, one is hard pressed to tell the difference between the models. Even from the discontinued OP of 39 to the new at 41, the high quality Rolex replica watches look the same when on its own, and the size difference becomes only apparent when the watches are placed side by side. There are small differences between the dials as we cross case sizes, but more of that in the dial section below. As usual, the case is extremely robust, and feature facets and curved surfaces which feature a finish which is either brushed or high polish. The Oyster bracelet is comfortable, and very sturdy. The fit and finish is superb, and this is copy Rolex’s almost unique ability to combine quality and precision with mass production. Every element exudes top quality – from the precision of the crystal as it fits on the bezel, to the polish of the slightly curved bezel to the brushing on the caseback. Awe inspiring.
While there weren’t any million dollar plus blockbusters at Sotheby’s “Important Watches featuring Masterworks of Time” auction in Geneva, it was a happy hunting ground for collectors looking for rare, out-of-production pieces that don’t break the bank. The highlight of the sale was perfect fake Rolex Daytona Paul Newman ref. 6263 in top condition, which sold for $412,716. There were 10 outstanding Audemars Piguet watches in the sale, including a unique Royal Oak Grande Complication, which sold for $343,930. The model, in white gold, is a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, split-seconds chronograph with leap year and moon phase indicators.
The sale included a selection of rare pocket watches comprising the first 11 lots in the sale. A highlight was the unique gold pocket cheap Swiss replica watches made by Patek Philippe in 1969 with an enameled dial depicting of the Mont Blanc by Suzanne Rohr, known as one of the world’s top enamel artists. It sold for $364,565.
Several rare pieces by independent brands were also up for grabs in the sale, including pieces from: Gerald Genta, including a “possibly unique” Westminster Grande and Petite Sonnerie Tourbillon, which sold for $151,329 (thought to have been made for the Prince of Brunei Jefri Bolkiah): Greubel Forsey, including number 3 of the 11-piece series of Invention Piece One watches made, netting $220,115; and F.P. Journe, including a rare pink gold Chronomètre à Résonance, which topped out at $261,386.
One of the hottest models on the market at the moment is the Patek Philippe Nautilus and there was one in this sale, a ref. 3712 “Four Dots” referring to the four small red dots on the power reserve, which identifies it as a “second series” 3712, compared to the three dots that are more commonly found on other models.
The Nautilus reference 3712 was introduced in 2005 and had a very short production run. It is believed to have been made only for about eight months. At the time of production it was the most complicated Nautilus version as it included, in addition to the date which previous models had already, moon phases, a power-reserve indication and subsidiary seconds. It sold for $116,936. Another rare and eccentric model that is gaining traction on the secondary market is the Cartier Crash. A yellow gold example in this sale went for $99,052—a similar model sold in Phillips Geneva Watch Auction XII sale on the weekend for $287,022.
In the history of the famous Rolex, there’s a collection that few people know. It is Turn-O-Graph. It has important status in the history of Rolex as it is exactly the creator of Rolex instrument watches. The first Turn-O-Graph appeared in front of the public was Ref.6202. As you know, the famous Submariner Ref.6204 was launched in 1954.
Oystersteel Bracelet Rolex Turn-O-Graph Imitation
As the first model with a rotatable bezel that Rolex officially launched, the Rolex Turn-O-Graph copy watch with black dial features a black aluminium. The classical triangle symbol has been set at 12 o’clock position. It is also very convenient to the watch lovers to accomplish the chronograph function. Rolex called it as “time recorder”.
Gold And Steel Case Copy Rolex Turn-O-Graph
The second one is the first Turn-O-Graph with date window in the history. The perfect Rolex knockoff watch features a 36 mm case. This model looks much more elegant than the previous Ref.6202.
Now more and more watches lovers are getting interested in vintage Rolex watches. During the research of these perfect fake Rolex watches, you may find some interesting historical document. For example, this is a recall documents regarding Rolex Pepsi.
Recall Statement Of Vintage Rolex GMT-Master Replica
In 1959, Rolex issued a statement through its authorized dealer in United States, aiming to explain the reason why the GMT-Master Ref.6542 had been recalled. The bezel of the black dial copy Rolex GMT-Master is Bakelite and the Sr-90 inside is radioactivity.
Red And Blue Bakelite Bezel Copy Rolex
Under the doubt of Atomic Energy Commission, Rolex decided to recall the batch of these watches and change them into aluminum. That maybe the reason why the Ref.6542 with Bakelite bezel is so rare.