Just several weeks ago, Z factory announced the release of the Daytona replica watches, are you familiar with them? The black one and white one, look like Daytona 116500, but the ones Z factory published this time are the replicas of the latest Daytona 126500 that were made by Rolex in 2023. The 126500 Daytona has some changes upon the previous 116500, but the replicas from Z factory are not good, I do not recommend.
Its quality is ok, but there are too many differences when you compare it with the genuine watch, and the differences are too obvious, I think it has a solid quality, 904L stainless steel, sapphire crystal and Shanghai 4130 movement, all these elements make it a high quality replica, but not a super clone in my opinion, no people will buy the 126500 from Z factory, especially at this moment when all people are seeking for perfection.
I just did some searches on the pictures of genuine Daytona 126500 and found the replica is greatly different from the genuine, first, its case shape is not correct on the replica, especially on the lugs, second, the most obvious flaw you can immediately noticed is its three subdials, which should be thinner and smaller, but Z factory uses the subdials that are in the same size as the 116500, that’s a big mistake, even the hour markers are thinner, but the subdial on the replica 126500 is a very obvious flaw. I do not think people will buy this watch.
Why did Z factory unveil this new Daytona 126500 so urgently? Because they want to make more money. We know Z factory makes some good quality replicas, such as IWC Portuguese, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400 and 15500, Patek Philippe Nautilus and Aquanaut, etc., they make a lot of models, but today only several watches can earn money for Z factory, they are AP 15400, 15500 and Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711, while among these watches, Z factory is facing the direct competition from APS and 3K factory, so I think they earn much less money than before. So, Z factory need to open another project, actually they have such a plan several years ago, from the release of the replica Rolex Submariner, we can tell that Z factory wanted to enter into the Rolex field, then Z factory published the Daytona replicas, we can see they are very eager to make a success in Rolex field, but they failed. Nobody wants to buy Submariner and Daytona from Z factory in the past, and the latest 126500 replicas published by them this time are also bad clones.
Absolutely there will be super clones of 126500 Daytona in future, I think Clean or BT will release half a year later.
The pictures of the ZF 126500.
The pictures comparison between Clean Daytona 116500 and ZF Daytona 126500.