There is different channels from those Local Tour guides saying that Rolex bought from HK is having a QC in Singapore, meaning that they are Swiss CKD (A knock-down kit is a kit containing the parts needed to assemble a product.) and Assembled into Watch cases in Singapore and ship to Asian Countries Like HK, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Thailand.
Also there is another Rumour saying that Only Rolex Watch Distributed in Europe is 100% made in Rolex Factory in Switzerland…
From my best of my knowledge, these above two statement is FALSE and totally WRONG as far as I know all Rolex watches so far is still assembled in Swiss factory.
If that is the case, no one will come to HK to buy the Rolex in HK! And I am sure Rolex will not be so stupid to do so, for what reason? Cost? Very Higher to ship watches to Singapore to do final Assembly, no way and no reason to do so.
All I can say is the unprofessional and Un-responsible local Tour guide has linked up with commission system so they have to sell as many as they can While you are in Switzerland… But for Singapore Local Tour guide, they kill the Singapore Rolex market, why they have to say so!? I cannot figure out why!?
Back in 1980, some of the Rolex gold bracelets were ever made in Hong Kong and Taiwan, even though not all of them are made in the Asia. However, they found that this was not good as there would have a lot of local made and Swiss made gold bracelet that causes confusion and lost of IP and not long later , all gold bracelet manufacturing process were shipped back to Switzerland… Since then Until now All Rolex watch case, movement and bracelet are assembled in Rolex Factory in Switzerland. Those included the other movement supported by Zenith El Primero for Rolex’s Daytona before 1999.
Correct me if I am Wrong…HK Watch Fever