Even before the release of the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph, racecar drivers have worn Rolexes on the track and off the track. When Rolex signed on to be the official timekeeper of the Daytona races in 1962, a lot of excitement was building up for Rolex to update their chronograph watch. They first released the chronograph watch in 1955 but that was deemed a failure selling only around 500 pieces in the 6 years it remained available. Rolex probably wanted to sweep this failure under the rug so in 1963 they released the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. A watch that has proven itself through the years as a classic.
Why the Cosmograph Daytona?
The Cosmograph Daytona or as it’s more popularly known, the Rolex Daytona was aimed for the towards both fans and drivers of Narcar and hot-rods. With a tachymeter right on the bezel, it allowed you to measure your speed over a set distance with the help of the chronograph. With digital stopwatches being more popular on tracks, the Rolex Daytona isn’t as popular among drivers but it’s still selling like hotcakes with some models having a 2-3 year waiting list. I’m not that patient so I decided to order a replica from <product link>. After looking at several combinations, I decided to get the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ivory Dial Everose Gold. Some purist considers it sacrilege to have a leather strap on the classic Daytona but I beg to disagree. With the ivory white dial, everose-gold case, and illuminated bezel its one of the most luxuriously designed watches I’ve ever seen. You’ll have a hard time finding another watch this sexy and the replica I’m reviewing has just as much of that as the genuine one.
The replica I’m told comes with a clone of the Rolex 4130 with identical features like the self-winding perpetual motor and a completely mechanical chronograph. I tested this extensively and it worked flawlessly. The button felt very solid and balanced just right so you will not have any problems with accidentally stopping or starting the chronograph. I tried to read up on how to use the tachymeter, and even with the help of YouTube, I’m still confused and struggling to measure it properly. But I’m sure to get it down as soon as I get used to it.
The radiant Everose gold. The main feature that drew me to the Rolex Daytona. The genuine comes with a Rolex patented and exclusive 18ct pink gold. My supplier reassured me that they’ve perfectly matched this color and my replica comes plated with Everose Gold. I trust him completely and when it arrived, I felt an excitement I haven’t felt since Christmas ’78. Rolex Has designed an excellent timepiece that my replica got down to the dot.
I’ve always used my sense of smell to check whether it’s genuine or fake leather and this replica definitely passes the test. With flawless stitching and a serial number printed on the back adding to this replica’s authentic look. Just like the original, it also comes with a folding everose gold Oysterlock clasp.
The replica I ordered comes with an ivory white dial with gold trimmed hour markers and gold chronograph dials. I checked and all markings and logos are spot-on to the original. The spacing and colors look exactly like the genuine one and it even comes with SuperLuminova hour markers.
Specification of Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Replica Ivory Dial
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name
Item Shape: Round
Clasp: deployant clasp
Case diameter: 40 millimeters
Band Material: 18K ct plated Everose Gold Rolex Oyster
Dial color: Ivory
Bezel material:Fixed – 18K plated Everose Gold
Item weight：15.84 Ounces
Water resistant ：Yes