To be clear, we are not going to call this an homage because, well, it isn’t. But there are enough Easter eggs hidden in the design of this new chrono that point to models of perfect replica Rolex past: notably that first reverse panda (black dial with white registers) ref. 6239 Le Mans luxury fake Rolex Daytona, as well as the Paul Newman Dial (a specifically funky dial iteration with red accents and unique typography made famous by the A-list actor) in both ref. 6239 and ref. 6263 format.
So what really separates a non-Newman black dial from a Newman black dial Daytona? A whole lot actually. A traditional non-Newman Rolex Daytona replica for sale looks very similar to early Heuer Carreras in a lot of ways. You have the standard matte black dial with white hash marks, and high-contrast white sub-registers with standard numeral printing, including the flat-four in those sub-registers. And that’s sort of it.
The Newman dial of high end replica Rolex UK on the other hand brings in a lot more visual intrigue and contrast to the dial. The outer hash marks on the dial are done in a vibrant red against a white outer backdrop. The inner dial is a flat black color. While it shares the white sub-registers with the non-Newman, it’s what’s on the inside that counts here, and nothing is standard. First are the inner-markers with squared ends, and the unique numerical style in an almost deco-format with sharp edges. These are known as exotic dials and looking at them, you can see why.
While these Newman dial 1:1 fake Rolex Daytonas were not particularly popular in their day, the Newman has gone on to become the most recognizable manifestation of the Daytona, period. These watches continue to fetch huge results at auction and have not lost any popularity in the modern era of collecting.
Paul Newman is about as significant a figure in watches as they come, and his posthumous impact on horology cannot be overstated. Whether it’s the 6239 Newman Daytona with pump pushers or the later ref. 6263 model with its screw-down pusher design, the man himself made an icon out of one of the worst-selling aaa quality Rolex replica watches of its day. That’s power.
This 2023 Swiss movement fake Rolex takes a little bit from the Le Mans and the Newman to create this celebratory look. The first is the use of red accents, even if they are not in places you would normally find them (in this case, on the bezel). But you see things here like the use of a black ceramic bezel, which is a riff on the black acrylic bezels of the older models.
The standard black dial and white sub-register motif really feels like a direct call-out to the very first ref. 6239 Le Mans Rolex Daytona super clone online uk. The use of the simple typography in the sub-registers and overall pared-down design is about as close to that look as you can get in a modern top quality replica Rolex Daytona package. It’s when you look inside those pushers that you see where the exotic impact comes into play. The markers inside have the same squared-off look that we see on the vintage Newman dials. And I’ll go so far as to say that bringing back this design cue is almost as unexpected as the emoji Day-Date.