Fans of the Rolex Daytona Replica will want to know exactly how the 2023 steel Rolex Daytona is different from the previous 116500LN version.This in-depth comparison will reveal the smallest nuances that make for a noticeably different impression on the wrist. The new Rolex Daytona is bigger, wider, and flashier on the outside, with a fresh dial covering up a movement re-engineered for the first time in almost a quarter of a century.
The new steel Daytona is reference 126500LN, one up, if you like, from the waiting list and gray-market-favorite 116500LN that’s been with us since 2016. Here’s the first fascinating bit of Luxury Rolex Daytona Replica watch trivia for you: On the steel-cased version, including the “two-tone” Daytona with a steel case and gold bezel, the case was actually asymmetrical.
The pointy, asymmetrical lugs stuck around until 2023 on the steel middle-cased Daytona watches, as well as on the 18k yellow gold Daytona with the 18k yellow gold bracelet. The thicker, symmetrical lugs were first introduced in 1993 on the leather strap-equipped 18k yellow gold Daytona and, with the aforementioned exception, these thicker lugs became the norm on the solid 18k gold and platinum-cased Daytona watches.
For 2023, all Rolex Daytona Swiss Replica Watches, including steel and two-tone models, will have the flat lugs, i.e., the one you see to the left in the image above. We’ll add to this one last bit of trivia: Until 2023, precious metal Daytona models had wider case profiles. On steel, the bezel’s edge reached far beyond the profile of the case, whereas on precious metal versions, the case sides had more volume to them.
Also new for 2023 is the metal frame around the Cerachrom bezel of the Rolex Daytona. This is another immediately noticeable update that affects every Daytona with a Cerachrom bezel — select gold Cheap Rolex Replica watches will continue to have a single-piece 18k gold bezel. Rolex has confirmed to us that the bezel remains a monoblock Cerachrom ceramic piece within and is not a bezel insert like those on, say, the GMT-Master II.
The 2023 Rolex Daytona is also wider, taking up noticeably more space on the wrist than its predecessor. Rolex, for whatever reason, prefers to oversimplify things and continues to call the Daytona a 40mm-wide watch. Well, the new Daytona wears larger, thanks, at least in part, to the wider and longer lugs, but also a larger case diameter.Interestingly, the dial opening remained the same size which also plays its fair share in size perception.
Having quietly increased the case size, the dial had to follow, to keep proportions intact. The new Daytona Replica Buy Now dial features considerably slimmer subdial frames where the Arabic numerals fill their respective rings more fully. Another secret Daytona trait, the “mis-leveled” 3 and 9 o’clock subdials positioned slightly above the imaginary horizon between the 3 and 9 o’clock markers are of course here to stay, as is the red Daytona text above the 6 o’clock subdial.
Also new are the hour markers that are slimmer, longer, and more angular than before. Avid Daytona historians will spot that their “new” design actually harks back to that seen on the 1988 Rolex Daytona. For the time being, the steel Daytona remains available with the same two dial options, namely a black dial with silver colored subdials, and a white with black subdial frames nicked the Panda dial.
Despite the addition of the highly efficient Rolex Replica with 80% Discount escapement, the brand makes no claims to any improvements in the performance of the 2023 Rolex Daytona. Power reserve is still quoted at “approximately 72 hours,” and the new Daytona is regulated to perform with the extremely strict timekeeping tolerances that apply to every Rolex watch currently produced, which is -2/+2 seconds per day.