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To better understand what a racing watch is and its history, it’s time to take a look at some of our favorite options. From aspirational to affordable, here are some of the best racing watches from leading watchmaking brands.
The Rolex Daytona is the most well-known chronograph in the world. Born in 1963 and named after the renowned Daytona Speedway in Florida, the Rolex Daytona has evolved quite dramatically over its 50-plus years of history. Rolex’s now-iconic racing replica watch started as a manual-winding chronograph, evolved into a Zenith El-Primero powered automatic chronograph in 1988, and then finally, progressed into a completely in-house-made self-winding chronograph in 2000.  
Automatic Rolex Daytona models all sport 40mm cases with screw-down crowns and chronograph pushers, along with external tachymeter scale bezels. They’re available in an assortment of different materials including steel, 18k gold, two-tone steel and gold, and platinum. Bezel options range from Cerachrom ceramic to metal to gem-set. Moreover, while most Rolex Daytona watches come fitted with an Oyster bracelet, there are also opt models with leather straps or rubber Oysterflex bracelets.
Apart from that, the Speedmaster was the first chronograph to have the tachymeter scale engraved on the bezel rather than on the dial for better legibility. Even though there are many Speedmaster sub-collections, the Omega Speedmaster Racing models are dedicated to that original competitive motorsport spirit.
Under the hood of the Omega, Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer models is the METAS-certified Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9900 automatic chronograph movement, visible through the sapphire exhibition case backs.
Omega Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer watches have 44.25mm cases, available in stainless steel or 18k Sedna rose gold. One of the best replica watches defining characteristics is the so-called “racing dial,” featured by a checkered-flag minute track inspired by a 1968 Speedmaster. Those dials are home to two subdials instead of three and ceramic bezels are equipped with tachometer dials. As is customary with Omega, Speedmaster racing watches are available with metal bracelets or leather straps.