Rolex never shouts about which AAA UK replica watches it is discontinuing, but collectors enjoy the sport of following rumours of what will drop out of the catalogue, and speculators have been known to bet big money on the gossip because high quality fake watches that are no longer being made typically rise in value.
Those speculators could be sitting on significant losses right now if they mistimed their investment because prices for most best replica watches that Rolex discontinued at the end of March have been tanking.
Top fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches, which launched in September, 2020, in a range of dial colours and sizes, have risen to eye-watering levels through 2021, with many commanding prices of up to eight-times their retail value at authorised dealers.
Those rising prices accelerated as rumours started swirling that several dial colours and sizes would be axed by luxury Rolex copy watches.
For example, the 41mm powder blue Swiss made replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches was being traded for €32,500 at the start of 2022 (retail price €5,700), but the price rocketed by 50% to €48,000 by the time of Watches & Wonders at the end of March, according to data shared exclusively to WATCHPRO by Swiss-based secondary market specialist CHRONEXT.
The 36mm model of the same power blue Oyster Perpetual shot up even faster in the first quarter from €22,000 to €45,000, CHRONEXT reports. The 1:1 super clone watches had a retail price of €5,400.
There is an old stock market traders’ adage that you should buy the rumour and sell the news, which may explain why prices for these Oyster Perpetuals and others peaked at Watches and Wonders, the point of rumoured removals from the wholesale Rolex replica watches catalogue were confirmed, and the precise moment they started to fall.
The 41mm power blue piece dropped by 25% from the end of March to June to trade at €36,000.
The same dial colour for the 36mm model has seen one of the sharpest drops since March, down 48% from €45,000 to €23,500.
Only the 36mm Oyster Perpetual with a pale pink dial tanked by more from a peak of €34,000 in March to €16,000 in June, CHRONEXT says. That is a 53% fall in just three months.
Other discontinued best quality replica watches saw less modest spikes in the first quarter, and shallower declines since including yellow and coral versions of the Oyster Perpetual in 41mm and 36mm sizes.
Speculation about Rolex Sea-Dweller fake watches for men being nixed drove secondary market prices up slightly from around €20,000 to €21,500 in the first quarter and they have since declined to €18,500.
The cheap replica Rolex Air-King watches has lost value on the secondary market from a peak in 2021 of €15,800 to €12,500 today.