There is no doubt that the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona replica watches UK a venerable institution of modern luxury watches, even though the collection has been around since the 1960s. Since its birth, the Rolex Daytona watch has seen a range of versions and evolutions, but for the most part, it has been considered one of the most important chronograph sport watches of all time. This year at Baselworld 2016, Rolex once again introduced a few new versions of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona including this handsome-looking reference 116508-0013 (116508 YG) 18k yellow gold version on a matching bracelet and with a handsome, deep green metallic dial. This is a new addition to the 116508 Daytona collection (yellow gold models), and I want to add that, ironically, the green dial color looks better in person than the slightly too-bright images Rolex has on their own website.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a unique success story of wrist watch families for having so much popularity, even amongst a large range of versions, movements, and styles that were produced over the years. “Daytona” is a highly profitable name in Rolex watches when it comes to both new and vintage models. A market dud when it was originally released, the so-called “Paul Newman” Daytona collection earns top dollar by demanding collectors at prices almost utterly out of whack for what most enthusiasts would consider to be the sum of its parts and prestige.
In the 1990s, steel steel bezel Rolex Daytona fake watches were all the rage – which Rolex reportedly produced in “insufficient” quantities given market demand. The result was both a waiting list as well as mark-ups for new steel Rolex Daytona models. Rolex managed to do it again this year in 2016, during a time when timepiece collectors lining up to purchase new watches at retail prices are arguably at an all-time low.
Even though the brand isn’t shy about releasing new Rolex Daytona models, most of the new ones over the last few years have been precious metal or jewelry versions. For example, in 2014, Rolex released the notable reference 116506 platinum Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with a blue dial and brown ceramic bezel. Most people commented on the ritzy platinum construction versus the fact that it was the first Rolex Daytona model with a brown ceramic bezel. Rolex green dial replica watches first introduced a ceramic bezel on a Daytona model a year or two earlier – an 18 Everose gold model on a strap.