According to an article over on Watches by SJX it's mainland China
where previously the mainland Chinese weren't interested in Rolex (or Patek) they have now aligned their tastes to the rest of the world.
and some videos on Youtube showing people shopping in Japan and are being told by the grey-market dealers there that they are selling mostly to mainland Chinese tourists.
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After speaking to AD’s my instinct says
Production of steel professional watches has been reduced despite reports to the contrary. How can top selling AD’s receive less top selling models unless production has been reduced? Did the entire world suddenly realize Rolex actually makes reasonably p...
Interesting. Thanks for sharing ...
Could be entirely or partially true. Without question, North America and Europe are not getting inventory as in previous years, which means Rolex would be redistributing shipments to other markets. Having said that from this forum and other sources the Fa...
No, it’s too many customers
If you had to write a 1000-word essay on why you (and your children and children’s children) deserve a Rolex, then there would be plenty to go around. Cazalea
You guys are obviously no shareholders haha (I know Rolex still privately owned but nonetheless )
I think it’s a bubble.
Too many other brands have the same quality reputation among the knowledgeable, but lack the status offered by a Rolex to the emerging wealthy. The perception that they are good investments feeds the frenzy (until the next downturn). And Rolex collectors ...