Conversely, if you want a mega-exclusive, gem-encrusted Daytona that isn’t inspired by a large jungle cat, then the Rolex Daytona 116595RBOW “Rainbow” may be the perfect timepiece for you. Arguably the single most famous off-catalog Rolex model, the ref. 116595RBOW makes an even bigger statement on the wrist due to its rainbow gradient sapphire bezel, diamond-set lugs, and matching rainbow colored baguette hour markers.

Lastly, if you like the general appearance and configuration of the reference 116589TBR but want something far less ostentatious (and expensive), then the Rolex Daytona 116519LN is an excellent alternative, as it essentially the exact same 18k white gold who makes the best replica watches but without the flashy diamond-set bezel and in-your-face “Eye of the Tiger” dial.

Although the reference 116589TBR “Eye of the Tiger” is anything but your normal everyday Rolex, it is still a Daytona at its core, and it therefore features the same fan-favorite Oyster case that measures 40mm in diameter by 12.5mm thick, with 20mm wide lugs and a flat sapphire crystal protecting its dial. Similarly, just like other current-production Daytona models, the ref. 116589TBR features a Triplock crown, a solid caseback, and a pair of screw-down chronograph pushers, which collectively help provide it with 100 meters of water resistance, despite its overtly lavish appearance. Additionally, just like other solid gold Rolex Daytona watches that are fitted with Oysterflex bracelets, the ref. 116589TBR “Eye of the Tiger” features small lug-hoods that play the role of end-links and fill the gap between the edge of the case and where the bracelet attaches to the lugs.
However, this is more or less where the visual similarities to the standard-production models end, and the dial and bezel fitted to the reference 116589TBR are unlike anything else you will find within Rolex’s current lineup. The “Eye of the Tiger” nickname comes from the watch’s dial, which features a striking motif consisting of a diamond-paved surface punctuated by black lacquer tiger stripes. The silver colored sub-dials feature black contrasting rings and remain largely unadorned, while the hour markers themselves are represented by additional brilliant-cut diamonds, with applied white gold Arabic numerals at the 15, 30, and 45 minute markers. Additionally, unlike the the normal Rolex Daytona models, the reference 116589TBR swaps out the usual tachymeter scale bezel for one that is set with 36 flawless trapeze-cut diamonds, and this immediately gives it an ultra-lavish appearance that is further elevated by its unmistakably opulent tiger stripe diamond dial.

Inner Workings
Powering the Fake Rolex Daytona 116589TBR “Eye of the Tiger” is the brand’s in-house caliber 4130 automatic chronograph movement, which is the exact same caliber that can be found throughout the rest of the current-production Rolex Daytona range. Originally introduced in 2000 as Rolex’s first in-house chronograph, the 44-jewel cal. 4130 runs at a frequency of 28,800vph and offers users a 72-hour power reserve with chronometer-certified timekeeping performance of +/-2 seconds per day. An integrated chronograph that features both a column wheel and a vertical clutch, the Caliber 4130 also includes Rolex’s proprietary blue Parachrom hairspring for increased resistance to magnetism and temperature fluctuations. It is often regarded as one of the best and most reliable mechanical chronograph movements in modern history.

Versus the Competition
If you have your heart set on a gem-encrusted, big-cat themed Daytona but feel that the ref. 116589TBR “Eye of the Tiger” isn’t quite feline-inspired enough, then the Rolex Daytona 116598SACO “Leopard” is the perfect alternative that is arguably even more on-the-nose when it comes to its design inspiration. Not only do you get a leopard print dial, but the ref. 116598SACO also comes with a cognac-colored sapphire bezel and a matching leopard print strap for an overall appearance that is one of the most unique and unexpected designs that Rolex has ever put forward.


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