The Swiss fake Rolex Daytona is the quintessential chronograph. Getting déjà vu? Rolex ain’t no one-hit wonder. You won’t find any expert watchmaking or beautiful artistry here; Rolex is a brand that just knows how to get things right.
Well, I say that, but the UK Rolex Daytona replica Paypal very much did not get things right. Far from it. In fact, whilst Rolex was focussing all its energy on its core collection of sports watches, like the Submariner we were just talking about, it was caught napping when it came to chronographs.
It’s not widely known because the chronograph is a fairly commonplace complication, but it’s actually one of the hardest and most expensive to develop. It’s why, for a long while, even the big boys like luxury fake Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin were buying them in instead of making their own.
Bear in mind best 1:1 replica Rolex wasn’t just not making chronographs—it wasn’t making any movements, relying on supplier Aegler to furnish it with straightforward timekeepers that could be adapted with mild complications like a date or GMT hand. For a chronograph, the best it could muster was a package of off-the-shelf parts including a movement from popular supplier Valjoux.
Then, in 1957, Omega came in with the Speedmaster and all hell broke loose. The first Speedmaster went to space just five years later, leaving top Swiss replica Rolex caught short. It was supposed to be the supplier of industry, and it was missing out on the chance of a lifetime. And so, in 1963, luxury copy Rolex re-cased that Valjoux 72 to look something a little more like a Speedmaster. It was called the “Cosmograph”. The intent is obvious: to go to space. It never did, at least, not until 1989 on board the shuttle Atlantis. Bit late for the moon landings.
Rebounding from its shock loss, AAA quality replica Rolex hurriedly rebranded—or rather, double branded—the Cosmosgraph as the Daytona, a Floridian race circuit it was familiar with having sponsored many a race there—and then promptly sold virtually none of them. Wonder why vintage Rolex Daytonas replica online UK are rare? Because no one bought any. Seriously, jewellers couldn’t shift them.
Okay, so why does that make the Swiss made copy Rolex Daytona the quintessential chronograph? Because when the playing field was levelled in the 1970s when quartz watches made the technology obsolete, it was the Daytona, the new Daytona, that rose from the ashes and went on to become one of the most successful super clone watches UK of all time.