The Rolex Daytona 116500LN: A Collector’s Guide

Rolex Daytona

The Rolex Daytona has been around for about 60 years. Since its introduction, it has undergone many improvements and iterations, such as the Ref. 116500LN. Many collectors and enthusiasts esteem this model for its classic look. It is also an example of all luxury watches with new technological advances.
Even before the launch of the replica Rolex Cosmonaut Daytona 116500LN in 2016, many people were already anticipating the advances it might have, and waiting lists around the world grew rapidly. To this day, many watch enthusiasts regard this timepiece as one of Rolex’s best offers yet.
When the Rolex Daytona 116500LN was finally launched at Baselworld 2016, the hype surrounding it never died down. This was for a number of reasons. For example, the classic stainless steel case and the addition of Cerachrom, Rolex’s proprietary high-tech material.
Let’s take a closer look at what Rolex’s ultimate watch has to offer. Learn more about why it remains the premier choice for luxury sports watches.
The History of the Rolex Daytona
Technically speaking, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona dates back even before the 1960s. Let’s take a quick look at the history of this iconic watch.
The Rolex Daytona watch began in 1955when the Ref. 6234 was introduced. It was the brand’s first chronograph and at the time, it wasn’t very popular. Not many people found a use for a chronograph and everyone still preferred the traditional 3-hand watch. Since then, Rolex replica has continued to produce chronographs for a very niche market.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
At 36.5 mm, the Cosmograph Daytona is the largest in the brand’s catalog. It is made entirely for motorsports, that is why it has a tachymeter bezel. This is also the first time that the word “Cosmograph” appears on the dial, under the brand name and logo at 12 o’clock. There were other models with the word “Daytona” above the dial at 6 o’clock.
Since then, the Cosmograph Daytona has continued to improve over the years, and in 2000, Rolex introduced the third generation of Daytona watches, which featured an incredibly significant improvement. Rolex began using its own in-house chronograph movement in the third generation of Rolex Daytona replica watches.
This watch, the Ref. 116500LN, is also from this generation. The easiest way to identify which generation of the watch is by its reference number. The third generation of Rolex Daytona watches has a six-digit reference number. Depending on the bezel of the watch, the numbers should be followed by letters.
The first Daytona ever to have a Cerachrom bezel was an 18k Everose gold version. It also became the first fake Rolex watch to have a single-piece Cerachrom bezel instead of an insert. It was the first single-piece ceramic to have the crystal in place.
With the introduction of the Ref. 116500LN, Rolex finally added the Cerachrom bezel feature to the stainless steel model. With that said, let’s take a closer look at the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116500LN.

2021 New Testing the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre Heuer 02

Introduced in 1969, the Monaco racing watch was one of the world’s first automatic chronographs, with its blue sunburst dial and contrasting silvered counters, red hands, and square shape with a wide sapphire crystal and faceted edges, popular with Monaco watch enthusiasts. The latest version of the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre Heuer 02, our test fake watch, has the same visual characteristics, all of which TAG Heuer has refined from the earlier Monaco Calibre 12 model. The once-flat lugs are now slightly recessed, giving the design more depth and interest.
Another update: the symmetrical arrangement now shows elapsed minutes and hours, rather than minutes and seconds. The running second’s indication is now located at 6 o’clock – a clever solution, even though the second’s hand sweeps past the date window for several seconds each minute. With the new movement, TAG Heuer has designed a clear display layout, but this is a compromise. This includes the small seconds display at 6 o’clock, which requires the word “automatic” to be moved up and placed between the two gears.
Now, for the first time, the Monaco Chronograph is powered by a truly in-house movement. This innovation actually offers the user a real advantage. And the new movement visually complements Monaco with its modern, high-tech look, its generous 31 mm diameter, and the large sapphire crystal on the case-back.
The latest variant of this prestigious replica watch shows its strengths both in terms of finish and operation. The interestingly shaped pushers with protective rings are easy to use thanks to the chronograph’s column-wheel control, while the vertical clutch ensures a quick and smooth start of the stopwatch hand. In addition, the alligator strap with its single-sided safety folding clasp opens and closes easily and is adjusted to the perfect length by means of an integrated clamping mechanism.
Since all the positive features of the previous Monaco models remain unchanged and the new movement offers many additional upgrades, we can conclude that anyone who does not mind the small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock and the re-positioning of the word “Automatic” will consider this newly manufactured watch to be the best Monaco ever made.