Only Rolex could steal the show at the world’s largest watch fair by introducing a new bracelet. But the Rolex Yacht-Master 116655 is more than a novelty bracelet replica Rolex watch UK– it’s perhaps Rolex’s sportiest watch yet.
Anyone who says they predicted new Rolex Yacht-Master series replica watches at Baselworld 2015 is lying. No one saw this coming. It’s a completely left-field move for a company whose mantra is “evolution, not revolution”, and while the watch is an eminently contemporary update to the Yacht-Master line (the matte black bezel, the matte black dial), it’s the new Oysterflex bracelet that has stolen the show.
So, what’s it like? It’s a surprisingly sporty model – especially for a gold watch. Largely this is due to the strap, though the matte black Cerachrom bezel certainly helps.
What’s also surprising is just how stealth this watch is. A gold sports Rolex fake watch usually rates fairly high on the bling-o-meter, but I suspect the Everose Yacht-Master will fly under the radar, with only glints of gold from the indices to catch the eye. Matte bezel, matte bracelet and matte dial combine to create the blackest Rolex we’ve seen outside of the (cross yourself Rolex faithful) Bamford Watch Department.
The watch comes in two sizes: not the standard 35mm for the mini Yacht-Master but 37mm (with the new Syloxi equipped calibre 2236) and 40 (calibre 3135). Props to Rolex for resisting the urge to go with bigger case sizes. The other surprise about the watch is how vintage the dial looks: The gold Rolex logo, Chromalight filled applied gold indices and single line red text all combine to create a dial that takes inspiration from the coveted gilt dials and red line references in the world of vintage Rolex.