Rolex Daytona Replica Watch during an era in which quartz movements were starting to dominate the market somewhat deterred its success. It wasn’t until the release of ref. 16520 in 1988 that the Daytona started to become more widely sought-after among the general public.
The Rolex Replica movement was significantly modified in-house with over half the components swapped out to remove the date complication and lower the frequency to a slower rate of 28,800bph to achieve a longer power reserve.
This generation of ‘Zenith Daytona’ watches were the first to feature an increased case size of 40mm and also the first to have a case with crown-guards. Additionally, this generation also introduced lacquered dials and scratch-resistant sapphire crystals to the Best Fake Rolex collection, giving this generation a noticeably more contemporary look and feel than its Valjoux-based predecessors.
With the 6-digit reference generation of Daytona Replica watches came a self-winding movement that was developed entirely in-house by Rolex: the Caliber 4130. The 44-jewel powerhouse boasted a longer 72-hour power reserve and higher resistance to shocks and magnetism due to the use of Rolex’s proprietary Parachrom hairspring.
The cal. 4130 remains Rolex Replica Watch go-to chronograph movement for its incredibly smooth operation and accurate reading, and it is still used to power every modern Daytona watch that Rolex sells today.