Experts have revealed how shoppers have to ‘build a relationship’ with luxury watch brand Rolex replica watches for sale by spending up to £100,000 on less desirable timepieces in order to pick up the latest models – as the brand tries to maintain exclusivity in the Instagram age.
While the uninitiated might assume that the luxurious fashion brand would happily take anyone’s money, industry insiders have explained how the process of buying expensive Swiss made Rolex fake watches from the designer might be slightly be complicated than that.
Experts said that with demand outstripping supply, the brand has had to place limits on who can buy what watch – by deciding ‘if customers are the right type of person’ to wear their timepiece.
What’s more, the better a customer someone proves to be, the higher chance they have of getting offered the chance to buy ‘rare’ timepieces in special materials and colorways.
One customer, Barry Finch, told The Telegraph he had attempted to buy £4,700 AAA US replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches – but was told he would need to ‘build a relationship’ by spending ‘up to £100,000’ on other models first.
He said: ‘Rolex clearly doesn’t want normal people to buy their products.’
With perfect Rolex copy watches surging in popularity as social media users take to Instagram and TikTok to show off their latest timepieces, insiders said the brand has become more selective with who it sells the products to.
Meanwhile others suggest the pandemic has also supercharged demand the market.
However despite the boom in demand, top watchmakers have not increased their supply.
Ariel Adams, founder of popular watch blog aBlogtoWatch said the brand didn’t want to decrease the value of their product by releasing more best Rolex replica watches for customers to purchase
He told Yahoo: ‘Rolex has made it clear that they are not going to increase production of popular watches to meet demand, and that makes sense because they are trying to create long term value for their clients, they don’t want to flood the market and reduce the value of these things.’
And James Gurney, the editor of watch magazine QP agreed, explaining that many first time buyers of Swiss movements Rolex super clone watches might struggle to get their dream watch on the first time shopping with the brand – even if they can afford it.
He told The Telegraph: ‘As a prospective buyer you’ve certainly got a fairly strange experience. Walk into the biggest Rolex store in the country, yes, and the chances of you walking out with a watch is low.’
Meanwhile Eric Wind, a former vice president at Chrisite’s, told VanityFair: ‘You’re just not gonna get [a Rolex watch] unless you’re a good pre-existing customer or a celebrity. Or if you’re doing under-the-table payments to the retailers on the side in cash.’
Adam Golden of Menta Watches told Business Insider: ‘1:1 wholesale Rolex fake watches seems to have structured their business in such a way that they’re controlling distribution and who gets what, at a retail level.’
He later added: ‘Rolex would like to perpetuate the image that there’s a shortage and that there’s such high demand that they can’t produce enough to satisfy the demand, but I think in reality it’s just a very controlled release in order to keep that demand super high.’
MailOnline has contacted cheap replica Rolex watches for comment.
Charles Gorra, founder and CEO of luxury resale site Rebag, previously explained it was a similar process to buy a Hermès Birkin bag — and that Hermès created that difficulty on purpose.
‘The process of buying an Hermès Birkin bag on the primary market is shrouded in mystery to keep the allure of exclusivity,’ he told Insider last year.
‘Hermès tightly controls inventory and keeps the retail price of a Birkin secret, while having periodic price increases. Simply walking into an Hermès store isn’t enough because they give regular clients priority.’