The replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona watch in steel is now the star of Watch Club which in Belgium
About 30 other high-end replica watches uk lay on a table to be fondled, discussed, enjoyed and envied by the nine members meeting at the Sofitel Brussels Le Louise that night. But, after all, the Rolex Daytona had been one of the hottest watches of the year since its debut at Baselworld. It was a watch no one seemed to be able to get.
Yet there it was, a new acquisition by Ashin Kothari. Mr. Kothari, 27, and his father own Akostar, a diamond trading firm in Antwerp, Belgium, that supplies the Swiss fake uk watch and high-end jewelry industries. His connection with a local Rolex dealer had secured the timepiece, which retails in Belgium for 11,400 euros, or $12,630.
Not every member of the club was so lucky. “I called Tiffany’s in New York to try to get one, but the waiting list was way too long to even bother,” said Tom Tombeur, 34, an online dealer in vintage fake designer watches who lives outside Antwerp.
Michael Luther, 48, an entrepreneur who works with start-ups, right now in Brussels and London, just had to strap on the watch. He had brought to the meeting a previous iteration of the Daytona, the 6263 — “the famous Daytona from the 1970s,” he said — as well as an replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore.
Other members looked on, offering opinions. And everyone had an opinion, for the members gathered at the hotel’s Crystal Lounge were all passionate about one thing: watches.
“I started this group because I knew no one in Belgium with an interest in watches,” said Geert Van Steen, an event organizer and the club’s president. “I would have to go to London twice a year to meet other watch enthusiasts.” He went on the Rolex watch forum, sent out some emails and got responses from three people.
As the evening wore on the talk turned to other matters, like sports and jobs and families, the things any group of good friends would talk about over beers.
By 10 p.m., the cheap designer replicas watches were cleared off the table, jackets were back on, and pats on the back shared as each member, his thousands of dollars’ worth of watches back in cases and tucked under arms, slipped out the imposing hotel doors onto Avenue de la Toison d’Or and headed into the dark Brussels night.