Speculation about high quality Rolex replica watches just never stops. What will it release next? How does its new pre-owned program work? Is it deliberately suppressing its production, just to make everybody want its stuff more?
Well, friends, we will have answers to the new release questions on March 27. And the answers to the other two questions are below, along with several others.
We admittedly don’t know everything we’d like to know – this is still Rolex, where regal silence is part of the mystique – but we now know enough to bring you an update
1. I recently read that Rolex is accelerating production to meet rising demand via three temporary production facilities. Is this true?
Well, sort of. UK cheap Rolex fake watches is indeed planning three temporary installations in the Swiss canton of Fribourg in preparation for the production site that will be built in Bulle (also in the canton of Fribourg).
However, this was not a sudden decision by Rolex but rather the first step in a much larger, and long-planned process. Demand has been high for some time now, so it’s not as if Rolex execs just noticed that collectors can’t buy most of their AAA top replica Rolex watches at retail. Based on conversations I’ve had (and there’s plenty I’m not able to share), product shortages are not a macabre business strategy but rather an acknowledged problem for a company that makes money, um, selling watches at retail.
Anyhow, the permanent site in Bulle is still years away. So these temporary sites will allow that ramp-up to happen much sooner.
2. So how many watches are they going to be making now?
Swiss made Rolex copy watches won’t provide exact numbers, but anything would help. If the result of this production increase yields one or two references in a boutique that are not labeled “For Exhibition Only,” then that’s a win in my book.
3. Okay, and now what is the deal with this new Rolex Certified Pre-Owned Program?
Last month, I had a chance to see a CPO display at a boutique in Geneva and got a sense of how pre-owned products coexisted with new products in a retail atmosphere.
Prices were, as expected, considerably higher than the MSRP for a new watch. I recall a steel Submariner behind the glass with a price tag that began with a two instead of a one.
For what it’s worth, I can confirm that Rolex HQ has no involvement when it comes to pricing the luxury replica Rolex watches themselves. “It will be up to the Official Rolex Jewelers to determine the prices,” a brand rep told me.
That, by definition, means prices could vary from boutique to boutique – so if you think you can get a bargain by shopping around, knock yourself out.
4. Is there an age limit on the watches eligible for the CPO program? How “vintage” can a watch be?
Nope, no age limit in terms of how old a watch can be to be eligible for the program. All vintage comers are welcome. As we reported initially, however, any best Rolex fake watches must be at least three years old. Flipping is not so welcome.
5. Is there a mandate to replace parts on any watch sent in for CPO certification? Could a watch maintain a patina dial, or have imperfections (like a spider dial)? Or will Rolex want to service it with available parts to bring it as close to a new watch as possible?
According to Rolex, the criteria for how to service the watch is practically identical to how it would work for any Rolex owner.
For models fitted with what Swiss movements Rolex super clone watches calls old-generation material or when components are damaged, a replacement with “new-generation” material or components is offered to the customer during what’s called a vintage service.
If something has to be changed, it is mentioned in the quote for service. After that, it becomes a consent scenario and the customer must give his/her agreement.
6. Are the pre-owned watches just sitting in the same case alongside the new ones, with wildly different prices? That would be weird.
The CPO watches sit in a separate space from the new models within the retail environment. You’re not going to mistakenly buy one when you think you’re buying the other.
7. How long has the CPO program been in the works?
1:1 replica Rolex watches declined to comment. Seems safe to say it wasn’t an overnight decision.
8. Would special-order watches be eligible for the program? For instance, watches commissioned by corporate entities, COMEX, etc?
Technically, yes, they’re eligible too: “As long as a watch is a genuine piece that is more than three years old, it is eligible.” Good luck finding that Domino’s piece!
9. Will a retailer be permitted to sell a CPO Rolex in a new Rolex box or must it be sold with the specified packaging?
“No, the piece will be sold with specific CPO packaging (which includes a special pouch),” Rolex commented. “However, if the watch is sold to the retailer with its original box, the watch can be resold with it.”
So there you have it. We’ll be sure to update you as new information comes in. In the meantime, stick with us for full coverage of all the new releases on March 27.