UK Swiss Replica Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 16520 “Patrizzi Dial”

Let’s kick things off with a classic. The Daytona ref. 16520 “Patrizzi Dial” is well known among 1:1 fake Rolex collectors. This reference was the first automatic Daytona series, which was in production from 1988 to 2000. As most of you will know, the ref. 16520 was powered by a modified Zenith El Primero movement known as the Rolex caliber 4030. The watch was available with either a white or a black dial, and perfect replica Rolex collectors have distinguished five dial variants from this reference’s 12-year production run. The “Patrizzi” dials in black and white were of the Mk. IV variety and feature discolored sub-dial rings. These dials were produced in 1994 and 1995.

We prefer the black variants of the Patrizzi dials. The white of the sub-dial rings on these dials has changed to a beautiful cream or beige color, giving the watch a chic presence. The story goes that when Antiquorum founder Osvaldo Patrizzi offered his luxury replica Rolex collection up for auction in 2006, it included one of the ref. 16520s that featured discolored sub-dial rings. As he was the one who discovered the discoloration, the dials were named after him.

The discoloration did not stabilize
So, what was the reason for the discoloration? When these specific dials were produced, AAA quality replica Rolex UK used an organic varnish called Zapon to protect them. Rolex super clone for sale was unaware during the production that the lacquer did not provide enough coverage. Over time, the white outer tracks oxidized and changed to a cream color after exposure to UV light. The remarkable thing is that the discoloration did not stop over time. Thus, the older the best quality replica watches get, the more the color will change.

This means that every single dial is unique, and that is what high quality fake Rolex collectors love to pay extra money for. You can expect asking prices between roughly €30K and €45K. But that money will get you one of the most attractive modern Swiss made fake Rolex Daytona watches that top super clone Rolex never intended to create. The discoloration adds a certain charm to the Daytona that makes it look super nice. It’s one of the best modern Daytonas out there if you ask us.