Now we move on to the next generation of the luxury fake Rolex Day-Date that was introduced in 1978. The 18000 series proved to be another important step in the development of the watch. It was the first series to feature sapphire crystals rather than the acrylic crystals from the previous generations. Additionally, the pie-pan dials of the Swiss made Rolex replica watches disappeared.
Another very significant update was the new caliber 3055, which upped the operation frequency to 28,800vph and featured a quickset function for the date. As most of you will know, it is also referred to as the “single quickset” as you still have to change the month indicator by moving the hour and minute hands.
When it comes to the dials, the 18000 series is an absolute joy to explore. AAA quality replica Rolex went wild in the late ’70s and ’80s with some of the most remarkable dials ever produced. They are all spectacular, from the colorful Stella versions to dials in tiger’s eye, black onyx, and even wood. The best 1:1 fake Rolex Day-Date 18000 series stayed in production until 1988 when the 18200 series succeeded it.
But in that decade of production, Swiss movement copy Rolex showed the incredible variety of the Day-Date, offering it with leather straps, the great President bracelet, and different dials. Of course, the watch came in different precious metals, but you will most often see the 18K yellow gold Rolex Day-Date ref. 18038 replica for sale. If you search for one, you will find prices roughly between €9K and €20K for the “normal” versions. For the different ones with special dials, the prices shoot up to €50K and even €100K easily.