After years of popularity for Rolex Daytona chronographs, some of the most popular models have been replaced by enhanced versions with only minor aesthetic differences.
Today, we’re reviewing the copy Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference number 116500LN Black, which replaces the 116520 Black model, which was the Rolex Daytona’s preferred stainless steel and black dial for many years.
Let’s break down the replica watch‘s features one by one in a detailed review that’s easy to read and navigate.
The most obvious difference between the two models is the addition of the black ceramic “Cerachrom” bezel. This new and improved fixed bezel is highly scratch-resistant, excellently resistant to corrosion and unaffected by UV fading. Compared to its predecessor in polished stainless steel, the black bezel now gives the impression that it is a larger dial.
A few things about the bezel design have also changed. Namely, the lettering engraved on the tachymeter scale is bolder and more legible, and is filled with platinum PVD. Another subtle difference on the bezel is the use of triangles instead of dots under the tachymeter numbers.
The numerals on the tachymeter can now also be rotated around the bezel and are no longer displayed horizontally as they were on previous models. A lot of thought went into the redesign of the bezel, and it has been well received by replica Rolex Daytona fans everywhere.
The 40mm x 12.4mm thick Oyster case is made of Rolex’s corrosion-resistant super alloy 904L steel, which retains its luster better than standard stainless steel. While 904L steel is not necessarily the hardest steel alloy known to man, it does retain its luster better than other materials, making it the perfect material for Rolex. Other manufacturers cannot afford to use this more expensive steel and therefore often produce cases for them. Since Rolex produces all of their components in-house, they have an advantage.
As the world’s first waterproof case, the Oyster case has become almost synonymous with fake Rolex. The patented “Oyster” case has been one of Rolex’s distinguishing marks and has been around since its conception in 1926. A system that fastens and locks the monolithic middle case by means of a screw-down bezel, a screw-down case-back and a screw-down crown. Using this “Triplock” locking system, Daytona’s cases are as securely water resistant as a submarine hatch, with a minimum water resistance rating of 100 meters/300 feet.
While you’ll see this “Oyster” case used on nearly all non-chronograph Rolex Sport models, Daytona added screw-in sleeves to protect the pushers of the stopwatch function.