Your outfit is never complete without a wristwatch. No matter the occasion, time of the day or the kind of outfit you are one, a watch is always one of the most important of your dressing. Some even believe that just like shoes, your wristwatch says a lot about you and your personality. The truth is, with a classy wristwatch, you can never be wrong; and which better classy wristwatch does the job than a Rolex watch?
This isn’t just about the hype around the name; it is beyond the popularity and publicity. Role have built a reputation of producing top class watches over the years. They have developed a niche that singles them out in the wristwatch market and deserves all the accolades that come their way. They are the Rolls Royce and iPhones of wristwatches. They are cheap and equally expensive. They are simple testament of a new generation watch and a model for other watch industries to follow. Their exploit in the market is no fluke; neither is it luck, it is a product of their products.
Rolex watches perfectly fit into any situation and goes on any outfit. From official to casual; professional to regular; traditional to contemporary, they always blend and go with the flow. They are available in different sizes, shapes, designs and colours. They come as leather as well as chain; silver and gold. Rolex is not close to being limited in ideas and choices. Its dynamism only makes it more popular among its users and only promotes the name of the brand to a greater height.
South Africans love quality; it is one of the main reasons they have embraced Rolex over the years. Rolex delivers exactly what South Africans want: class, quality, durability and uniqueness. The high rate of demand of this brand in the region makes the country one of the biggest markets for Rolex in Africa. It is safe to say that for over a decade now, Rolex watches have been the most sought after watches in South Africa and one of the most demanded in the universe.
While the brand has consistently produced high quality watches, its popularity has made lots of counterfeit lookalikes available in the local market. Although the difference can be spotted by customers already used to Rolex brand even at a first glance, it might be difficult for first timers or other regular users to differentiate between them.
Prices of Rolex Watches in South Africa
Rolex watches are luxury watches, so they are among the most expensive watches you’ll find anywhere in the world. Rolex watches are available as different series and models but they all maintain the same high quality that the Rolex brand has been known for.
There are different types and class of Rolex watches. And they vary in style, sizes, shapes, composition, and price. While some are basically made for females, some others are made for men and many more can be used by both male and female. The different series of Rolex watches include Air-King, Cellini, Datejust, Yatch-Master, Day-Date, Datejust Oyster quartz, Datejust Turn-o-Graph, Explorer, GMT Master, Oyster perpetual and many more.
When shopping for a Rolex watch, you have three options. First, buy a brand new Rolex. Second, buy a certified refurbished or pre-owned one — for less price, of course. And third, go for a fake or knock-off version. The first two options are for those who have millions of ZAR to spend. If a Rolex watch isn’t costing millions in ZAR, it’s not original. Get that clearly!
Now, let’s look at the prices of Rolex watches of different grades.
Brand-new Rolex Watches & Prices in South Africa
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Black Dial Automatic Men’s 18 Carat Gold Watch: R$832,000 – R$846,000
Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Yellow Gold Watch: R$293,000 – R$299,000
Rolex Submariner Black Dial Stainless Steel Automatic Men’s Watch: R$208,000 – R$209,000
Rolex Datejust 36 Solid 18k Yellow Gold and Steel Roman Numeral Watch: R$173,000 – R$174,000
Rolex Air King Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 116900BKAO: R$155,000 – R$162,000
Rolex GMT-Master II”Pepsi” Men’s Luxury Watch 126710BLRO: R$415,000 – R$418,000
NEW Rolex Datejust II Stainless Steel and 18K White Gold Blue Dial Mens watch 116334 BLIO: R$177,000 – R$180,000
Refurbished & Pre-owned Rolex Watches & Prices in South Africa
The prices of refurbished or pre-owned original Rolex watches are not fixed. Even for the same model, prices of refurbished watches vary depending on how long it’s been previously used or owned for, cost at the time of purchase, and so on.
However, refurbished or pre-owned Rolex watches typically sell for between 50 to 75 percent of the cost of the brand new versions. So, the refurbished version of a Rolex watch selling for R$360,000 (brand new) would sell for anything between R$180,000 and R$252,000.
Fake Rolex Watches & Prices in South Africa
- Rolex Sky Dweller: R$1,620 – R$1,980
- Rolex Presidential Wristwatch: R$2,340 – R$3,240
- Rolex DayDate Oyster Perpetual Watch (Female): R$1,080 – R$1,440
- Rolex DayDate Oyster Perpetual Watch (Male): R$1,620 – R$1,980
- Rolex Yacht Master: R$1,440 – R$1,800
- Rolex Submariner Watch: R$2,340 – R$2,700
- Rolex Day Date Gold Ice Chain: R$5,400 – R$6,120
- Rolex Datejust Perpetual Wristwatch: R$1,800 – R$2,340
- Rolex Oyster Rose: R$2,160 – R$2,340
- Rolex Sky Dweller Superlative Chronometer: R$2,160 – R$2,520
- Rolex Cosmography Daytona: R$1,800 – R$1,980
Things You Should Know About Rolex Watches
Rolex is widely regarded as one of the most successful watchmaking company in history. The Switzerland based company has built a standard for its brand, ranking it among the most popular wristwatch brands in the world. Since its establishment in 1905, the global company has consistently maintained a top drawer standard of watches.
What makes the brand unique is the features of their products. While they are not necessarily the most expensive watches out there, their unique designs stand them out as one of the best wristwatches available. In fact, Forbes rank them as the 64th most powerful global brands in 2016.It is the largest single luxury watch brand in the world. They manufacture about 2,000 watches every day and export over 50,000 watches to other parts of the world every single week.
Rolex is a synonym for accuracy and a symbol of the high class. Rolex watches personifies hard work, reactivity and integrity with over 4,000 workers dedicated to the course. All products of Rolex are characterized by their reliability, durability and classy style. They produced one of the world’s first sets of waterproof watches in Oyster dated far back to 1926. They have since manufactured watches that guarantee resistance to pressure, dust, shocks and any other intrusive element.
Rolex also share a close connection with sport family. They are the official timekeepers for Wimbledon and Australian opens. They are also involved in golf and other similar sports. For Rolex’s global reputation, you can only expect nothing less than perfect products from them.