Nowadays, the wristwatches with vintage style are more and more popular. Today’s Rolex is also with the retro style, however, it is not a “real” antique Daytona. Instead, the distinctive fake Rolex Daytona was created by Artisans de Genève, a famous third party of watches modified brand.
The white dial copy Rolex is modified on basis of the modern Daytona and the result is as same as the style of antique Daytona ref.6240. Why is such a dial called the tropical dial? It is a kind of dial that changes color because of ultraviolet ray irradiation. As the ultraviolet ray of tropical area is more intense and easy to produce in tropical area, so it is called tropical dial.
Artisans de Genève changes the original ceramic bezel with the plastic one, removing the waterproof clock and the most difficult part is the dial. Unlike the models of other watch brands that are printed directly, Artisans de Genève spent several years mixing the tropical painting and each vintage knockoff watch had been sent to Bahamas to be shined under the hot sun.