A week long online auction dedicated to perfect fake Rolex’s Daytona has concluded at our website with sale prices suggesting the secondary market is stabilising for the iconic chronograph.
The Watch Collecting auction platform has sold nearly 100 luxury fake Rolex Daytonas since launching in March 2021. Prices peaked across the secondary market around March, with Subdial reporting sale prices averaging £33,450 for the cheap replica Rolex Daytona ref. 116500LN steel with ceramic bezel.
The watch has a retail price of £12,150 after a price increase by Swiss made replica Rolex from £11,600 on September 1. Watch Collecting’s archive of sale prices mirrors this, with the highest price paid for the same reference reported in May when an unworn 2021 super clone model with box and papers hammered for £32,500, plus 6% buyer’s premium.
Watch Collecting’s specialist week long auction of AAA fake Rolex DaytonasUK had 12 different models including a platinum piece with pale blue dial and diamond hour markers, which sold for £98,000.
The Hand-Wound Era The luxury fake Rolex Daytona was originally a mechanical chronograph—powered by the Valjoux cal. 72 or a variant thereof, it needed to be wound each day. This era lasted from 1963 until 1987—in 1988, Swiss copy Rolex unveiled the first automatic model.
Ref. 6239 The OG Daytona launched in 1963, with the UK luxury replica Rolex Daytona ref. 6239, which was the very first “official” Daytona model. Housed in a (roughly) 37 mm steel or gold case, it featured “Rolex Comosgraph” on the black or white dial under the 12 o’clock logo and was powered, like the ref. 6238 “pre-Daytona,” by the hand-wound Valjoux 72 movement (later customized by Swiss made fake Rolex and renamed or the Cal. 722). It also featured, like that model, unthreaded pump pushers, meaning water resistance was limited. Now here’s the kicker: The top super clone Rolex ref. 6239 in its pre-1965 styling did not feature “Daytona” on the dial at all; later versions did, either above the 6 o’clock subdial or beneath the “Rolex Cosmograph” marking at 12 o’clock. Also, note the stick hands and markers and the lack of a contrasting background against the outer minute and ⅕th-second track, as well as the bezel inscribed with a tachymeter scale (a first for copy Rolex online). Sotheby’s
The birth of the “Paul Newman” 1:1 fake Rolex Daytona UK also coincides with that of the ref. 6239. (A “Newman” can be one of several Daytona references, as it’s indicative of a particular dial type, not a case type.) Called “exotic dials” by AAA quality replica Rolex, these special dials were made by Singer and featured red “Daytona” text (though not on the earliest iterations) and Art Deco-esque Arabic indices on the sub-registers with dot markers. (It’s said that roughly one in 20 hand-wound Daytonas featured an exotic dial.) They also featured a contrasting seconds track with red markings on the outer edge of the dial. Available in steel or gold cases, these high quality replica watches originally didn’t sell well and languished on shelves.
Paul Newman was known to have worn one of these exotic-dialed super clone watches online, which was given to him by his wife Joan Woodward. At some point in the 1980s, Italian collectors began associating the exotic dials with the famed American actor, giving rise to the term “Paul Newman dial.” Of course, when Newman’s own “Newman” came up for sale in 2017, its nearly $18M hammer price was due in no small part to the fact that this was the very watch that gave rise to an industry-wide obsession.
The luxury fake Rolex Daytona UK was first introduced in 1963 as a chronograph for racing drivers and their crew. The rotating bezel is engraved with a tachymetric scale allowing the wearer to average speeds of up to 400 miles (or kilometres) per hour.
AAA quality replica Rolex have released 3 major iterations of the Daytona, the first from 1963 till the late ’80s had a manual wind movement and was a favourite of racing driver (and actor) Paul Newman, who is said to have worn it every day for decades after receiving it as a gift from his wife. The second series was made from ’88 till 2000, and the third series has been made from 2000 to the current day.
The perfect replica Rolex Daytona shown here has the new monobloc Cerachrom bezel – it’s corrosion resistant, scratchproof, and unaffected by UV radiation. It also has a thin layer of platinum in the numerals to make sure they’re clearly legible even when doing 160 mph through Eau Rouge, and the face is scratch-proof crystal. The automatic movement is the caliber 4130, an in-house Rolex movement that is a certified Superlative Chronometer, and each Swiss movement fake Rolex UK ships with a 5 year warranty.