Crecerá la demanda de relojes de lujo de segunda mano
January 13, 2023 - Las ventas de relojes de lujo de segunda mano superarán las del mercado de modelos nuevos en una década ya que los compradores buscan piezas escasas, según la analista de la industria LuxeConsulta con sede en Suiza.
As demand surges, consumers wanting to buy the most popular models from Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet have been frustrated by a lack of products and long waiting lists due to limited production.
Some buyers have turned to the secondary market, where sellers and dealers charge a premium above retail prices for pre-owned timepieces, the most in-demand models.
Richard Smith, a manager at Blowers Jewellers, says: “Rolex is still the name that attracts the most attention from investors with models such as Daytona, Sky Dweller, Day-Date and GMT-Master II remaining top of their want lists.”
On January 1, Rolex officially increased prices by an average of just above three per cent across the brand’s lineup in the United States.
The ever-popular Rolex steel Cosmograph Daytona now retails at $14,800 -- a $250 jump. However, many watches’ value soared before they hit the shops, and buyers are willing to pay more than $28,000 to wear a pre-owned Daytona.
The value of pre-owned watch sales rose 20 per cent in 2022, LuxeConsult reports, while new luxury watches rose 12 per cent, topping $63 billion.
LuxeConsult expects secondary market sales to rise just three per cent in 2023 and 10 per cent in 2024 before averaging a 12 per cent annual growth rate from 2025 until 2033. That’s compared to an average 4% growth rate in sales of new luxury watches.