BL Factory Replica Rolex Daytona 116520LV – Green Lizard in the Rain Forest

Has Rolex ever released the Daytona watch model 116520LV? I conducted a Google search and found that all result pages claim it to be a replica. Therefore, I believe that Rolex has not actually produced this particular Daytona model, and it only exists in the realm of replica watches. Similar to the Daytona II and Sea-Dweller D-Green, which are also replicas, it is puzzling why watch factories create these imitation timepieces when the authentic versions do not exist. Nevertheless, these factories exhibit great imagination. Now, let’s focus on this replica Daytona watch, which is commonly referred to as the “green lizard” due to its green ceramic bezel and green subdials on a white dial. This replica Rolex Daytona is manufactured by BL, a relatively small factory in our market. It is worth noting that this particular replica rolex is not recognized in the genuine watch industry, showcasing the creativity of BL. Perhaps in the future, they will surprise us with yet another unexpected creation.

Why did BL factory choose to name this particular Daytona model as the 116520LV? It appears that they may have drawn inspiration from another Rolex watch, the Submariner 116610LV, which also features a green ceramic bezel. The green Daytona has a 40mm case with a thickness of 15mm, constructed from 316L stainless steel instead of the higher-grade 904L stainless steel. Currently, I have just published the replica watch review on my blog and have not made any sales. However, if the market responds positively to this watch, there is a possibility that BL factory may consider upgrading the case material to 904L stainless steel. Upon examining the photos, you can observe that the case has a combination of brushed and polished finishes. The chronograph buttons can only be operated once they are unscrewed. Unfortunately, unlike genuine Rolex watches, this replica does not feature engravings on the back side of the lugs. However, it is worth noting that the latest Daytona replica watches from the Noob factory now incorporate this small detail.

The dial of the watch is white, featuring three white subdials adorned with green circles and silver-white markers. These three small dials function accurately, with the small seconds hand positioned at 6 o’clock, the 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, and the 12-hour chronograph counter at 9 o’clock. In my opinion, the watch would become even more popular if it had a fully green main dial with three silver subdials. Similar to other Daytona replica watches, this 116520LV model also incorporates luminous material on the hour markers, as well as the hour and minute hands.

The bracelet of the watch is crafted from 316L stainless steel and features three sections of links. The middle links have a polished finish, creating a contrast with the brushed links on both sides. It is worth noting that you can easily remove or install the links yourself using a small screwdriver, just as you would with a genuine watch. Additionally, the replica watch is equipped with an Asia clone 4130 movement, which is derived from a Chinese working chronograph movement.

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