In terms of Baselworld 2015, you won’t be surprised to see that the recipe had been kept. Nevertheless, one of the classics is receiving an important update. I knew it so well that I actually have it on a list of proposed topics for this yearlong experiment. Now for the moment of reckoning: what part of the nearly centimeter wide swath of paint on the upper left hand quadrant of the crystal was just visiting, and what part would be permanent.
In this blog, the new edition of the Rolex Yacht-Master will be explored, which is now in Everose gold, with a ceramic bezel and with a rubber strap.
The Rolex Yacht-Master was one of the few rolex that wasn’t updated. The rest of the collection – Submariner, Explorer II, Milgauss or Sea-Dweller – had received, at least, a small update or a more important change. Nevertheless, all of them are keeping the same base and weren’t a total renewal of the existing models. In terms of this new cheap replica Rolex Yacht-Master 116655, the recipe is exactly the same: maintaining the same bases and adding the new technologies – and another important (at least for Rolex) novelty. In comparison to my other watches, it is light and sits flatly around the wrist which makes me extremely comfortable to put on.
The first thing that had been updated on this Rolex Yacht-Master 116655 is the 40mm case, that now comes in 18K rose gold (or Everose as Rolex likes to call its own alloy). Beforehand accessible merely in stainless steel (with a platinum bezel) with either silver or a blue dial, the Rolex Yacht-Master now turns to precious metal. The speedometer on the left is developed as a back-up to the digital instruments in case of a power-failure. Of course, the typically Rolex fluted case back is still here and is also executed in 18k rose gold. Water resistance is still at 100m.
The big novelty is nevertheless in the strap. For the first time, Rolex comes with a Rubber strap. That might be something quite random for most of the brands but for Rolex collectors, this is big. The face of the cheap replica watches is updated with new materials and colors as well. As you’ve possibly noticed, the bezel keeps its raised numerals and its 60-minute scale however it now comes in black Cerachrom (Rolex own ceramic), with numbers and graduations polished on the top while the background maintains matt, in order to allow a good contrast.
Furthermore, the dial also shares this same deep black color and comes with gold applied indexes filled with white luminous material. The identical goes for the movement as the replica rolex Yacht-Master 116655 still sports the calibre 3135, a robust, in-house mechanical movement with date and chronometer rated (by COSC).
This black Oysterflex bracelet is made in a very soft and flexible rubber. Due to longitudinal cushion system that stabilizes the watch (two very soft rubber bands on the internal part of the strap), in comparison to my other watches, it is light and sits flatly around the wrist which makes me extremely comfortable to put on. This Oysterflex bracelet is fitted on an 18k Everose gold Oysterlock clasp.
Nevertheless, don’t imagine having this strap on another of your Rolex, as the attachment is specific to this new edition of the Yacht-Master and won’t fit any other watch.
All of the years of planning, development, engineering, and testing boil down to one single hour. Under a minute for the first pass, then cooling down, turning around, recalibrating everything and eventually making a second pass within the set timeframe of 60 minutes. Talk about pressure!