With its striking, contrasted dial and famous case silhouette, there is no other watch quite like the luxury fake Rolex Daytona. This example, the ref. 116520, was launched by the brand in 2000, replacing the ref. 16520 that had been in production since 1988. Most importantly, it included Swiss movement replica Rolex‘s first in-house chronograph movement, the caliber 4130.
In the metal, the watch is really striking and immediately recognizable as a best 1:1 fake Rolex Daytona – its 40mm steel case, screw-down pushers and crown, and steel bezel provide a distinctive canvas for the unmistakable black-and-white dial configuration. Applied hour markers and a 12 o’clock top copy Rolex crown punctuate the style, while a pair of lume-accented baton hands steadily indicate the time.
The AAA replica Rolex ref. 116520 was replaced in 2016 by the ceramic-on-steel ref. 116500, a watch that’s remained nearly impossible to find in the six years that have passed since it was released. With demand on the 116500 not slowing down, we think it’s about time to revisit cheap fake Rolex’s OG in-house Daytona.