“I’m not materialistic“ Jack Harlow told GQ in his 10 Essentials video from 2020, before adding, “But I got this recently and I’m in love with it.” The object of his affection? A stainless steel 1:1 replica Rolex Sky Dweller with a blue face. By the standard of many rappers, Harlow has a relatively low-key watch collection that perfectly matches his dress sense and vibe. With its fluted bezel and ingenious dial design – in which a dual time zone is represented by a rotating disc – the cheap fake Rolex Sky Dweller fits the bill perfectly.
Fellow rap titans such as Drake, Jay Z and Skepta prefer it in opulent yellow or rose gold, whereas the stainless steel UK top replica Rolex in Harlow’s collection chimes with the day-to-day simplicity of plain hoodies, jeans and varsity jackets and his favourite New Balance 990s. “I didn’t fantasise about watches growing up,” Harlow continued. “But now that I have one, I really could see myself building a collection.”
In 2022, that collection is beginning to take shape. Harlow went to the recent VMA’s dressed in a leather jacket and roll neck wearing a stainless steel 40mm AAA quality replica Rolex GMT-Master II, aka the blue and black ‘Batman’ bezel. The classic watch, which was originally designed for Pan American pilots who needed to see at a glance what timezone they were in, is an instantly recognisable symbol of wealth and glamour (and also a favourite of Ben Affleck).
Swiss made replica Rolexes and rappers are inseparable and have been since the ’80s. A gold Rolex was the original grail watch for a rapper. Before Jay Z was wearing a custom-made Richard Mille or the ultra-rare Tiffany dial Patek Philippe Nautilus, he could be seen on the cover of ‘In My Lifetime’ with a gold Rolex Datejust on his wrist. Before him, everyone from Run DMC, LL Cool J and EPMD, wore a gold Rolex super clone for sale UK, usually a Datejust. Rolexes, like Kangol hats and Adidas Gazelles are a key part of the iconography of that era.
Today, their instant recognisability as a symbol of wealth and success ensures high quality fake Rolex remains relevant to a new generation of rappers such as Harlow, who while demonstrating some restraint by opting for stainless steel rather than gold and dripping in ice, is still following in the footsteps of rap legends who have been wearing the brand since before he was born. We’re already excited to see what 2023 may bring for Jack Harlow’s wrist – any predictions?