Originally a watch Rolex could hardly sell, the Swiss made replica Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watches has become one of the world’s most coveted models. Vintage references repeatedly top auction house expectations, Paul Newman’s Daytona held the record for the most expensive watch ever sold at auction for several years, and new models are almost impossible to come by without joining long wait lists. If you’re interested in the 1:1 top Rolex Daytona fake watches, old or new, we’ve got you covered in this complete guide, in which we’ll take you chronologically through all the important developments of what is arguably the most important chronograph ever produced.
Rolex Daytona Replica Watches Terms to Know
Cosmograph: This is the official name of the Daytona models from best Rolex replica watches, and is found below the Rolex logo and name under 12-o’clock (most of the time, anyway).
Daytona: Added to the dials along with “Cosmograph” in the early 60s just after perfect US fake Rolex watches became the official timekeeper at the Daytona Florida raceway. It can appear large above the 6-o’clock subdial, smaller under “Cosmograph,” or not at all. “Daytona” has replaced “Cosmograph” in regular parlance globally, and referring to these as “Cosmographs” may sound odd to those in the know.
Threaded (Screw-Down) Pushers: A threaded locking mechanism on the chronograph activators (pushers) that improves the watch’s waterproofness. Though technically superior, many prefer unthreaded pushers for aesthetic, functional, or collecting reasons.
Paul Newman Dial: A dial variant with a contrasting outer seconds track, larger markers and an art-deco numerical font on the sub-dials. Manufactured by Singer and referred to originally as an “exotic dial” by AAA online copy Rolex watches.
Standard Dial: The more traditionally high quality replica Rolex watches-esque dial with applied markers and relatively subdued sub-dial markings.
Big Red: Some collectors refer to models with the large red “Daytona” over the 6-o’clock subdial as “Big Red.” A dial with red on it is not necessarily a Paul Newman dial.
Musketeer Dial: After Rolex fake watches for sale took the red away from the Daytona in the early 1970s, they quickly reintroduced it. Some collectors call these dials with the resurrected red a Musketeer dial because they have the three colors: red, white, and black (a new distinction from the dials that lacked the red). Some refer to any three-color dial as a Musketeer dial — usage varies. (For the record, however, there were actually four Musketeers.)
Sigma Dial: The sigma symbol was adopted by some Swiss watch brands during the 1970s to denote an officially regulated use of gold on a watch. A Sigma dial can add value to an otherwise standard production-run Daytona or other Swiss movements Rolex super clone watches.
Floating Dial: Beginning in 1988, the word “Cosmograph” was separated by a space from the other three lines of text above it. These so-called “Floating” dials are relatively rarer than the dials that soon followed (which lacked this space), and can command slightly higher prices. Not all Daytonas of this era have floating dials, but examples aren’t uncommon.
Inverted 6: A smattering of best Rolex Daytona replica watches store from the late 1980s through roughly 2000 see the 6 on the 6-o’clock subdial inverted, so that it reads as a 9. The inverted 6 can raise the price of the watch considerably.
NOTE: We strove to be as accurate as possible with regard to watch diameters — surprisingly, despite the wealth of information available on the various Swiss imitation Rolex Daytona watches for men, there are myriad discrepancies that exist, and without measuring each one personally with a micrometer, it’s nearly impossible to confirm sizing for each reference. That said, we’ve consulted as many sources as possible in an effort to maintain accuracy.