Rolex Daytona is one of the most famous and sought after watches in the universe. It is the ultimate racing watch, the timekeeping instrument that mixes fashion with functionality. With over 50 years of tradition and history, this watch is a true legend among legends. Its heritage can be outmatched only by its beauty and ability of breaking unthinkable records. No matter if you like dressy or sporty watches, the Daytona will appeal to the watch passionate in you.
The first Daytona series was launched at the beginning of the 60’s and it was produced until the late 80’s. Over the decades what first started as a race car watch turned into a true style statement. Now it is an extremely loved and appreciated timepiece that evokes luxury and sophistication. To date, the first series was the most famous and popular one that Rolex ever produced. These watches were printed with a unique four digits serial number that were extremely discussed and studied by watch collectors. In the early 90’s Rolex started producing a second Daytona series which is still being continued, but its popularity can’t outmatch the one of the original series.
GENUINE ROLEX DAYTONA
Rolex is known as the main sponsor for the Daytona endurance car race, a competition that was the inspiration for the watch’s name. At first, the watch was mainly worn by the drivers and fans that took part in the race, but as its fame continue to grow more and more watches aficionados opted for having a Rolex Daytona on their wrist regardless if they were racing fans or not.
Of course, its fame has not attracted only the attention of watches collectors, but also the one of replica manufacturers. This is how the Rolex Daytona became one of the most cloned timepieces in the world. A model that differentiates itself as a highly copied Daytona is the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph with black dial and red hands. This best seller is the number one choice for countless replica watches shoppers. The only thing is that not all knockoffs are of decent quality. Some of the fake timepieces out there are really bad and when you place an order online you should never take things for granted. Always spend a little time to evaluate the store and products, before submitting the purchase. This is what I usually do and it has always got me very good quality replicas. The last order I have received is a confirmation of my commitment to review all the important facts of an online purchase. I have bought and received a Rolex Daytona Replica that is simply stunning, but enough bragging. I will let this review say the rest.
The dial of the Rolex Daytona replica is clean, but complex. Its amazing functionality is masked by an apparent simplicity, but believe me, there is nothing simple about this watch. This model, in particular, indulge our sight with a beautiful contrast between the smooth black dial and the vibrant red small dials, seconds markers and hands. As this watch was initially produced for car racing, the dial concentrates an outstanding utilitarian sense. The dial of my Rolex Daytona Cosmograph replica imitates the original one very nicely. When examining and comparing all the details I concluded that the color of the dial, the red details, the three small dials, the wording and fonts are identical to the ones available on the genuine timepiece. The only things different I have noticed are the white luminescent markers at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. These are squared shaped on the real Daytona whereas on my replica these are slimmer and look more rectangular shaped.
Rolex is well-known for its amazing Oyster cases that seal the watch perfectly and protect it from any water and pressure damage up to depths of 100 meters. Its 904 L solid stainless steel case measures 40 mm in diameter and is manufactured rather as a monobloc middles case that is adorned with a screw down caseback and a screw-down winding crown with a triplock waterproofness system. Furthermore, the watch is equipped with a stainless steel monobloc bezel with engraved tachymetric scale that complements the dial gorgeously. There are no words to describe the superiority and perfection of the Daytona case design and performances. The truth is that my Rolex Daytona Cosmograph fake will never be as functional and high quality as the original one, but in terms of design it is really good. The case of my replica is manufactured from 440 solid stainless steel which is very similar to the 904L steel used by Rolex. And even if it is not made as a monoblock steel case, it manages to look very sturdy, elegant and beautiful. Including the bezel sports all the right engravings and markings, just as the winding crown has the little crown logo with three dots below it, meaning it is triple lock waterproofed. Of course, this knockoff isn’t waterproofed to 100 meters, but rather to 10-30 meters. The case back is also nicely made. The 440 solid stainless steel is covered by a green hologram sticker with a printed serial number.
One of the most fascinating things about a Rolex watch is its inside mechanism and the Daytona enjoys one of the most outstanding movements on the market. The Cosmograph Daytona comes with a Rolex caliber 4130 which is a high end self winding mechanical chronograph movement exclusively designed and produced by Rolex. The movement’s reliability and performance is enhanced by the fact that this mechanism has fewer components than a regular chronograph. Just as all other Rolex Perpetual movements, caliber 4130 is COSC certified as a Swiss chronometer. The distinctive quality of this mechanism is the Paracharom hairspring that enabled a better resistance to temperature variations and shocks. Needless to say, my Rolex Daytona replica doesn’t have the fancy caliber 4130 movement. Instead, it is equipped with a high quality automatic movement without any “pedegree”. The second hand sweeps smoothly, it doesn’t make any ticking sounds, it keeps very accurate time and the power reserve is pretty decent.
The bracelet of the original Rolex Daytona is manufactured from 904L stainless steel and it is known as the Oyster bracelet. Its design and robustness are famous. Rolex uses the highest technology for producing the band and clasp and this is reflected in the comfort, aesthetics and durability it provides. This style of band was first released in the 30’s and it can be described as a broad, flat three piece links bracelet. Equally, the folding Oysterlock safety clasp with an Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link impresses by being both elegant and functional. It is the perfect alchemy of design and utility. The first difference between the authentic Daytona and the fake watch is that the latter is manufactured from an inferior type of stainless steel. Even though it is very nicely polished, comfy, resistant and heavy, it is just a pale copy of the authentic bracelet. Also, the clasp looks the same, has all the correct markings and is easy to use.
I like my Rolex Daytona replica. It works very well. I am very impressed with the functionality. Not many replicas manage to be as good as this one. Of course, the winding crown has to be first unscrewed so you can push it – just as the real one does. Also, the watch keeps proper time. If I don’t wear it for a few days and power reserve is depleted, a few shakes puts the movement back in motion. Really, I am very impressed with its functionality. As with all Japanese replica versions with chronograph, sub-dial don’t have same functions like on genuine watch.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with black dial and red hands is a beautiful watch that is famous for its high performance and stylish design so naturally everyone dreams of owning one. I saw my dream come true when I ordered a replica of it. Now, I’m enjoying this beautiful Rolex Daytona knockoff every second I can. It is a good Rolex imitation. It works very well and looks very authentic. I am, truly, very pleased with it.