A key highlight this year for many as Baselworld was the introduction of the new black 18ct Everose gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master replica watch. Due to it being such a special piece, we decided to give you our take on the new piece, as well as our favourite elements!This stunning new timepiece from Rolex is a step away from everything that they have previously launched and the reaction from the watch community has been very interesting to observe!
The Yacht-Master comes in a 37mm and 40mm case with either a 2236 or 3135 calibre movement. It also has a matte black Rolex exclusive Cerachrom ceramic insert with raised, polished black numerals and indices. The co-ordinating black ceramic bezel and Chromalight hands and hour markers that emits a beautiful blue glow after dark. It has a simply stunning appearance and is hugely distinctive from everything that elegant fake Rolex watch have released before. It really does indicate that they are continually looking to the future and are always moving on to bigger and better things.
One of the most exciting elements of the new release is the innovative Oysterflex strap which has been designed and patented by Rolex themselves. Due to the nature of this new strap it means that the sturdiness of the watch is heightened and will weather the environmental effects with ease. This bracelet is no ordinary strap and has vast technological capabilities built into something which looks so elegant and simple yet is extremely robust. The Oysterflex bracelet, an ultra-thin metal blade is covered with high performance, flexible black elastomer which gives the appearance of the ‘rubber strap’, however with technology this detailed there’s no way a simple name like that would be suitable! In summary, the Yacht-Master feels like it is a glimpse into the future for Rolex. With their ever advancing technology, resources and skills that they continue to invest their revenues back into the company and their philanthropic activities.
It doesn’t appear that this is going to be any chance of Rolex becoming a forgotten brand or falling behind competitors anytime soon! Possibly why it is so often argued that Rolex copy watches are the best brand watch in the world…