In the world of replica Rolex watches, those that are Swiss-made are assigned the highest rating because of their level of quality. Its been said that its almost impossible to distinguish them from authentic Rolex timepieces.
However, despite being just replicas, they do not come cheap, being priced in the mid-hundreds to the thousands (in US dollars). Sure, that kind of price is still a lot lower than what an original Rolex goes for, but its still out of reach for many who want a quality replica Rolex watch. So what can these people do? They can turn to a replica of a replica, of course. Specifically, those Rolex replica watches that are made in Italy.
Just as Swiss-made Rolex replicas are almost identical to authentic Rolex timepieces in every respect, so the Italian-made fakes are true to their Swiss counterparts. Experts say its difficult to tell Swiss-made fakes and real ones apart; now its also said that its just as difficult to do the same thing when it comes to Swiss and Italian replicas. The only difference is that the Italian-made Rolex replicas are lower in price than their Swiss cousins; they generally cost about 50-60% lower.
If Italian Rolex replicas are just as good as the ones made in Switzerland, why are they cheaper? Its partly because the excellent reputation of the Swiss fakes precedes them. But as word of the quality and Italian counterfeits spreads, more and more people are taking a second look at them and it isnt at all improbable that they will grow in popularity.
After all, if you can get the same quality at a cheaper price, then why not go for it?
Like Swiss replicas, fake Italian Rolex watches also cover a number of models and varieties. Consumers can choose from watches in counterfeit Rolex collections such as the Daytona, Submariner, Sea Dweller, GMT Master, Yacht Master, Daydate, Explorer, Datejust, Presidential, and Cellini.
Replica merchants both on the Internet and offline carry these models and more, and many of them offer both Swiss- and Italian-made versions. Their success as replicas hinges on the fact that they reproduce the traits of real Rolex watches so convincingly.
They carry the same markings and engravings, they are water- resistant, they are made of the same materials and some even carry a one-year warranty.
But, as mentioned earlier, price is the big differentiator. An authentic Rolex Yacht Master watch, for example, costs around US$30,000. A Swiss replica of this model would cost about US$700. But a well-crafted Italian copy, which looks and feels exactly the same as a Swiss replica, can be purchased for less than half that price around US$300.
Italians, like the Swiss, are known for their excellence when it comes to design. While they cant take the credit for designing such watches as Rolex does, these Italian replica Rolex manufacturers maintain their reputation for high quality products that are fashionable, contemporary, and elegant even if its in the dubious context of the world of replica watches.