1963: The Fake Rolex Daytona
It may sound funny to say that the most significant thing about the Daytona is that it had the word “Daytona” on the dial, but that’s about it, folks: UK fake Rolex had been putting 3rd-party chronograph movements into Oyster cases since the 1940s, and their larger, more modern chronograph with stick hands (the “pre-Daytona” ref. 6238) had been around since the early 1960s. But when Swiss made replica Rolex began sponsoring motor races at the beachside track in Daytona, Florida in 1962, they put that famous word on their Cosmograph chronograph a year later and gave birth to a legend.
1:1 replica Rolex Daytona weren’t outrageously expensive watches at around $400 at the time, but Paul Newman’s Daytona auctioned for $17.2-million in 2017, setting a hard-to-beat record for the most expensive wristwatch ever sold. Since then, these best quality fake watches have become impossible to get in just about any metal, but a steel Daytona is especially hard to come by these days. As for an original “Newman” model — which features a cream dial and some very cool Bauhaus-inspired numerals — forget about it: Estimates say that there are only a few hundred in the world, and the prices are astronomical. But luxury fake Rolex UK will always make more Daytonas to scratch that moto itch.
1965: The Day-Date (or “President”)
The 1965 perfect copy Rolex Day-Date was the first waterproof, automatically wound, chronometer-grade watch with an instantaneous day and date display. Cleverly laid out to spell the entire day of the week at the top of the dial, it may not seem like a big deal today, but at the time the AAA quality replica Rolex Day-Date was one of the more complicated watches coming out of the industrial watchmaking factories of Switzerland. It went on to adorn the wrists of more US Presidents than any other single timepiece, hence its nickname: The President.
The President bracelet is also distinctive, with its crowned links in five rows reflecting light from every conceivable angle. Whether it was JFK, Ronald Regan or Tony Soprano wearing the Swiss movement fake Rolex Day-Date, people of great stature and power were generally the ones with UK super clone Rolex Day-Dates glistening on their wrists.