New Replica Rolex Yachtmaster II Regatta Timer, Ref. 116680

I’m going to be completely honest: I was thoroughly prepared to have a negative reaction to this watch. Let’s face it; it’s a head-scratcher for the average Rolex/Submariner/GMT Master/Day-Date lover. First of all it’s pretty damned big. This is a cheap replica Rolex 44 mm watch; it was born a 44 mm watch and it’ll die a 44 mm watch and that is nothing you or anybody else can do about it. You can have it in four different metals, and therefore, weights, ranging from steel (heavy) to gold/steel (heavier) to solid yellow gold (even heavier) to platinum and white gold combined (Schwarzeneggerian). It has a Cerachrom bezel in an absolutely screaming shade of blue, and it says YACHT-MASTER in giant letters right across the bottom third or so just to remove any lingering shade of doubt in the minds of any small-craft skipper for leagues around that they are in the presence of, well, the Master of a Yacht; it is not an introverted watch by any stretch of the imagination.

On top of everything else, the Yacht-Master II has a complication that pretty much no watch guy or gal ever can remember what do with, or has a perceived need for: it is a regatta timer, which is about as niche a complication as you can imagine. If you get a bunch of watch nuts together there is an excellent chance that you can get a more lucid explanation out of somebody for the Equation of Time than you can for a regatta timer (which is saying something) and it says something about the relative obscurity of the complication in general, and the relative niche-ness of the Yacht-Master II in particular, that when we got it into the office we had five people who live and breathe watches sitting around scratching our heads because no one could quite remember how the darned thing works. You put all those things together and you should have a watch that a dyed-in-the-wool horological classicist should thoroughly disdain. Right?

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Actually, wrong. But let’s back up a bit.

First of all this is technically a very interesting watch and it’s worth your attention just on the level of interesting horological problem solving alone. A regatta timer is used by the skipper of a yacht to determine when their vessel is allowed to cross the starting line. Sailboats can’t just hover at the starting line of a yacht race, so what happens is that the racing committee establishes a countdown period during which the boats have to tack back and forth at the starting line without actually crossing; if you cross early, there is a penalty and if you are too cautious and cross late you will probably cross the finish line behind the boats that made it over the start line ahead of you. The countdown can be anywhere from five to ten minutes depending on the rules and race.

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The Yacht-Master II is a programmable, flyback regatta timer that allows you to select a countdown interval of anything from one to ten minutes; in addition if you have started the countdown early or late, you can synchronize your watch “on the fly” when you hear the second of the two audible signals which are usually given at the start of a race (the signal to start the countdown comes first, and is usually followed by a warning signal closer to the start). Here’s how it works.

To set the countdown timer, you turn the bezel (Rolex calls it the “Command Bezel”) a quarter turn to the left. This locks the lower chrono pusher and engages the setting mechanism for the triangular red countdown hand. You then unscrew the crown to its first position, and set the countdown hand – setting is one-way only but at 10 minutes, if you continue to turn the crown, the countdown hand will fly back to 1 and you can continue until you reach the desired number of minutes. When you’re done, you screw the crown back down, and turn the bezel back to its starting position, and you’re ready to regatta.

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When the first gun (or other audible signal) is heard, you start the countdown . . . and that’s it. Now a really neat trick here is that you may, for some reason, have started your countdown too early, or too late. If that’s the case, all you have to do is wait for the second gun/signal, and hit the re-set button – the seconds hand will fly back to the zero mark and begin running again immediately; and the minute countdown hand will fly back to the nearest minute and likewise start counting down again. It’s the fact that the flyback is to the nearest minute, not to zero, that allows you to re-synch your countdown with the official countdown time, that gives the best replica Rolex Yacht-Master II much of its utility, and much of its technical interest.

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Okay, sure it’s technically interesting – but what about the aesthetics? All I can tell you is that, much to my very pleasant surprise, it was colossally fun to wear in every sense of the word. The fact that it is so unapologetically extroverted is actually the secret to its appeal. The weight isn’t a problem (at least, not for me, and not in steel) and I found I could wear it all day without discomfort despite the overall size – partly thanks to the downward curvature of the lugs, which ensured a comfortable fit on my 7 inch wrist. The sharply contrasting deep blued hands, white dial, and red countdown hand – and, yes, that bright blue bezel – give the whole watch a suitably jaunty, nautical feel and make it a pleasure to look at (and at night visibility is very good; the lume on the hands and dial is almost startlingly bright).

Yes, this is an extroverted watch, but the quality of execution is very clean and very high (as is usually the case with luxury fake Rolex watches) and it’s so much the opposite of what I’d ordinarily wear that having it on gave a feeling almost like a Walter Mitty fantasy coming to life. I felt like a guy who’s worn a blue suit and rep tie and driven a four door Merc his whole life, who somehow one day finds himself in a pair of ripped jeans and a beat up flight jacket, cruising down some winding secondary road on an old shovelhead Harley, and suddenly catches himself thinking, My god, all the wasted years. Ultimately I started to feel that objecting to the over-the-top-ness of the Yacht-Master II was silly, even narcissistic – if you go into a Joss Whedon actioner expecting a Lars Von Trier art-house tearjerker to unspool, you probably have only yourself to blame.

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It is a rationally appealing uitlitarian tool watch? I’m not the one to ask. There is no way for me to evaluate what someone who actually owns a ’36 Herreshoff classic yacht and takes it on the regatta circuit would actually think of the Yacht-Master II, or whether they would find it useful. But I can tell you that it is actually a ton of fun to wear, and a big part of the reason is the very thing many object to at first – that this is a watch that pulls no punches when it comes to being larger than life.

It has that one most essential element for something to be a successful style exercise: the courage of its convictions, and if you think of yourself resolutely as a smaller-than-forty millimeter, tasteful restraint kinda guy, get one on your wrist for a surprisingly refreshing change of pace, and you can feel larger than life too.

The Rolex Yacht-Master II 116680 as shown, $18,750, 44 mm diameter case in 904L stainless steel. Bidirectional rotatable “Command Bezel” with blue Cerachrom insert; water resistance 100 meters/10 bar.

Movement, exact replica Rolex 4161 self-winding programmable flyback regatta timer with mechanical memory and “on-the-fly” synchronization; Parachrom blue antimagnetic balance spring.

Bracelet, Oyster, flat three piece links with Oysterlock safety clasp.

When the Empire Struck Black – Our In-Depth review of the Replica Rolex Yacht-Master 116655

Earlier this year we took one of the buzz watches of Baselworld 2015 – the stealthy Rolex Yacht-Master 116655 – for a spin around our local Melbourne environs to see how it fared in landlubber life, far far away from the inclement conditions it was created to endure. And, true to its sport-luxe stylings, we paired it with a weekend-friendly wardrobe. The results were overwhelmingly positive from a swag point of view – the *cough* ‘model’ felt an injection of confidence more commonly associated with several beers – but what about the watch itself, beyond the on-trend, Bamford-banishing aesthetics? Felix digs deep behind this very pretty matte black face…

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Rolex releases an Oysterflex bracelet (comes with new fake Rolex gold Yacht-Master attached). Rolex fans can’t even deal.

Will the introduction of the Oysterflex bracelet devalue Rolex’s luxury proposition, or are they finally catching up with trends?

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The Yacht-Master is Rolex’s view on the perfect luxury lifestyle watch. First introduced in 1992 it’s less frequently seen on wrists than their other lines. This is because the proposition of the Yacht-Master is very specialised. The ideal Yacht-Master customer is literally someone who owns a yacht. Someone who is active but doesn’t necessarily get their hands dirty with fouled rigging, and just as likely to need to suddenly don a dinner jacket as dive into the ocean. For this rare breed of individual the Submariner is a little too functional and the Datejust not quite robust enough.

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As a result of this the Yacht-Master has been perennially stuck between the two worlds of form and function and has never really seemed comfortable in its own skin. The 116655 is set to change this. The combination of Everose case and Oysterflex bracelet that is at the heart of the watch unashamedly and unequivocally declares that this latest Yacht-Master is at home in both worlds.

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The big news here is that the case is hewn from 18ct Everose gold, the first time this metal has been used on the Yacht-Master. Everose is Rolex’s in-house red gold alloy, and it contains a few drops of platinum to ensure that the colour will not change over time. Other than that it’s a standard Oyster case, complete with Triplock crown and a depth rating of 100-metres. The Everose Yacht-Master is actually offered in two variations. Today we’re looking at the reference 116655 that measures in at a genteel 40mm. There’s also a 37mm version available (aimed primarily at ladies) which goes by reference 268655.

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What you really notice about this case design is how much more refined it is when compared to that of the Submariner or GMT. Even though both are 40mm, the softer lines and gentler curves of the Yacht-Master make it a very different watch. The buttery soft Everose only adds to this perception.

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This is where things get interesting. First, let’s talk about the bezel. This black on matte black Cerachrom bezel is something completely new for cheap fake Rolex watches and when I first saw it through glass in Basel, I was in love. Fast-forward a few months and after spending a few days up close and personal with the bezel (which is bi-directional by the way), I’m still into it. It initially surprised me because the matte Cerachrom with high gloss markings in relief somehow feels un-Rolex to me. But this is the Yacht-Master, it’s always been defined by its bezel with raised numerals and markings set against a matte background. It makes sense within this context, even if it’s a little out of place in the wider Rolex family. It’s really hard to capture in pictures the three-dimensionality of the raised details but they add an almost sculptural quality to what is otherwise a very flat watch.

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The bezel also makes the watch look incredibly stealthy. So much so that at new-watches we’ve gone ahead and nicknamed it the #stealthmaster, which was promptly changed by an Insta-follower to #wealthmaster. Also appropriate.

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The bezel is only part of what makes this watch so ninja-luxe (sorry, we just can’t help ourselves). The dial is the other significant factor. It’s the first black dial on a Yacht-Master, and somehow, despite its matte appearance it has a dramatic effect. If it were glossy, like most other black dialled Rolex’s it would look a lot more blingy, especially given the gold case. However, it’s a matte dial and it completely tones down the look. Interestingly the first thing I thought when I saw the dial was ‘wow, Rolex have done a vintage dial’ due to the gilt logo and red line model name. But this isn’t Rolex jumping on the retro trend. The Yacht-Master has always had red dial text (and no depth rating), but the text looks completely different on a black background. For the logo, they could have gone with applied Everose, but I’m glad they decided on gilt printing. The warmth of the text offsets the coldness of the polished Chromalight indices to create a dial that is wonderfully balanced and that always opts out of shouting when it can whisper.

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The real surprise about this watch isn’t the bezel or the matte dial. It’s the brand new Oysterflex bracelet. Trust Rolex to massively over-engineer what, on the surface at least, looks like a simple rubber strap. The Oysterflex bracelet is anything but simple. Rolex tell us that the Oysterflex is as supple and comfortable as rubber, and as durable as a metal bracelet. And I believe them. At the heart of the bracelet is a thin blade of titanium/nickel alloy that forms the shape of the bracelet and also allows it to attach to the case and clasp. So if you were hoping to buy an Oysterflex and attach it to your Sub, you’re out of luck (for the moment) – it’s currently only compatible with this Yacht-Master. Over this alloy blade cheap replica Rolex watches mould the black elastomer, which is (as you’d expect) soft and comfortable. The comfort factor is only improved by the ingenious wings on the inside of the bracelet, which provides some cushioning and helps ventilate the bracelet on sweaty days. Seriously, why has no one else thought of this? Before trying on the Yacht-Master I was skeptical about the Oysterflex bracelet, but now I’m convinced. It’s super comfortable. However it’s not perfect.

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The bracelet has a few limitations. Oddly, the ends do not sit flush with the case. Given that Rolex isn’t in the habit of overlooking the small details I’m sure there’s a good reason for this, but a flush finish would have looked better. The larger issue for me is the lack of flexibility in sizing. The bracelet itself comes in a range of sizes, with the correct size being fitted when you purchase the watch. Beyond this your adjustment is limited to the micro-adjustments on the clasp. Cutting the strap to length (as is common with rubber straps) is not an option due to the bracelet’s metal core. Not earthshattering problems but a pain if I wanted to lend my watch to my small-wristed brother, for example.

Full disclosure – the Yacht-Master I reviewed was a demonstration model, part of a collection of all the new watches that travels around the country taking part in photo-shoots and sales meetings. These watches are identical to the production versions except for one thing – the movement isn’t functional. That’s why the time is always 10:11:31. So I can’t comment on the sweep of the hands or accuracy over time. The movement in the 116655 is the Calibre 3135, the same movement that powers the Submariner, so it’s very much a known quantity. Expect rock-solid reliability and flawless accuracy. The movement in the 37mm 268655 is a little more noteworthy. It’s the Calibre 2236, a movement that debuted last year in the ladies Datejust Pearlmaster. This movement is the first to integrate Rolex’s new Syloxi silicon hairspring, and its inclusion in the 37mm is almost cool enough to make me want the smaller version.

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In a word – comfortable. Even though the gold case adds heft, the new bracelet is a dream to wear, and the size and proportions of the case make it unobtrusive on the wrist. And as I mentioned before the watch is surprisingly stealthy for a solid gold replica Rolex watches. There’s a lot of black going on between the dial, the bezel and the bracelet, which mitigates the flashes of the Everose. Outside of platinum models this is probably the best example of stealth wealth from Rolex we’ve seen in a while. It really is a perfect marriage of sporty and luxury.

Cheap Rolex Fake Watches at Baselworld for Sale

With Baselworld 2016 within reach, it’s always a bit of a mind game to ponder what might be in store from some of the more highly anticipated brands in attendance. Rolex fake watches us, being one of those highly anticipated brands, debuted some widely talked-about models last year, and if the past can foreshadow the future, Baselworld 2016 will be a winner as well. Here’s a brief look at last year’s new products.

The Rolex Replica Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40, a highlight for many last year, was shown with a 40mm case and a new mechanical movement—caliber 3255, backed by fourteen patents insuring greater accuracy and resistance to shocks and magnetism, a longer power reserve, and greater ease of use and reliability.

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More than ninety per cent of the caliber 3255 movement parts were redesigned and optimized, from those that produce and store energy (self-winding module and mainspring) to the regulating organ responsible for precision (oscillator), the gear train and the escapement, which is responsible for almost half of the increased power reserve of the caliber (now about 70 hours). The patented Chronergy escapement is made of nickel-phosphorus and is impervious to magnetic interference. Will we see something new in 2016 with this 40mm case size?

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date replica watches was introduced last year in 950 platinum and in 18-karat white, yellow or Everose gold, with a variety of new dial options. As you know, Everose gold, which Rolex makes in its own foundry, is an alloy containing gold, copper, and a bit of platinum that gives it its unique appearance and properties.

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Rolex made it a point to emphasize its own high-tech methodology to test the precision of its chronometers under conditions that simulate the wearer’s experience rather than isolated extrapolations. These tests complement the official COSC certification (to which all Rolex movements are submitted) and are carried out on both the movement as well as the assembled watches.

And speaking of mechanical movements, the Lady-Datejust 28, fitted with caliber 2236 with a Rolex-patented Syloxi hairspring (first used by Rolex in 2014), showed off its new 28mm case in 950 platinum and yellow or Everose gold—and with new dials, too. The watches were introduced with or without a diamond bezel and diamond indexes.

The quintessential Oyster Perpetual got a makeover last year, with new dials in the 26, 31 and 34mm sizes, while a brand new 39mm version was introduced as well. Will we see new colors this year?

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39mm Rolex Replica Datejust watches

And another icon—the Swiss Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster watches—welcomed a new size/material combo in a jewelry-style version: 39mm in yellow or white gold with colored baguette-cut sapphires decorating the bezels. Three palettes were introduced for the Pearlmaster, each with a gradation of color that ranges from blue to fuchsia pink, blue to green, and orange to yellow.

A new Replica Rolex Yacht-Master in two sizes—40mm and a new 37mm—came on the scene in 18-karat Everose gold. Each displays a rotating bezel fitted with a new matte black Cerachrom insert with polished raised numerals. The patented and quite complex “rubber” Oysterflex bracelet employs a metal framework with a black elastomer overlay.

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28mm Rolex Lady Datejust replica watches

The Yacht-Master strap is ridged for stability. In my opinion, this is truly a great looking and thoughtfully conceived timepiece that proves that collections can continue to evolve and inspire. How will a new Yacht-Master differ in 2016?

Finally the 39mm Replica Rolex Cellini Time watches embraced four new gem-set versions in 18-karat white or Everose gold. One style features a single row of diamonds on the bezel, while another offers a double décor, combining a row of diamonds with Rolex fluting. The single-row versions are offered with new pink or rhodium dials with a sunray finish and applied hour markers, while the double décor has a black lacquer dial alight with 11 diamonds complementing the hour markers. The bezel of the former version features 62 diamonds, while the latter features 96. Inside each is a self-winding movement with about 48 hours of power reserve.

Cheap Fake Rolex Watches Swiss Sale for Men and Women

Bamford Watch Department have just launched the Commando Edition, welcoming a new era of watch customization by employing a versatile coating called Graphite Powder Coating (GPC). The Bamford Watch Department Commando Edition colour scheme offers the chance to pick-up a Replica Rolex Submariner or Replica Rolex Milgauss coated with one of three unique GPC colors (desert, combat, or forest). In addition to the extremely hard-wearing and aesthetically novel exterior, the famous customizers will also provide a new dial for these classic Rolex fake watches. The dials, which appear to be of sandwich construction, feature big, bold, luminous numbers at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, and a large downwards-pointing arrow at 12. The hands of each watch will also be repainted to match your chosen colorway. The date has also been removed on the Rolex Submariner. Bamford Watch Department knows how to transform a watch – their résumé is hard to match – but is it something that appeals to watch lovers the world over, or just a select few?

Replica-Rolex-Commando-WatchCustomized luxury watches are, in my opinion, contentious to the core. I can hear two very loud, very well-reasoned arguments in my head, and I’m never sure which one I agree with. On the one hand, the very notion of luxury infers exclusivity: By that token, a one-off piece, a unique model, the rarest of the rare, should be the Holy Grail. And yet, there’s something about taking a classic timepiece and individualizing it that comes across as almost disingenuous, as disrespectful, as cheating…

Replica-Rolex-Commando-Watch-2I frequently tell people that the Bamford Watch Department X DRx – Army Vs Navy – ‘Popeye’ – Replica Rolex Yachtmaster Gold is the coolest watch I’ve ever seen. I mean it. I love that watch. But would I choose it over a regular, untouched Rolex Yachtmaster if I actually had to shell out the cash for either? I don’t know if I would. I love the look of it, but in my mind, it lacks provenance. I view it in the same way as an antique cabinet collector might view a Victorian cabinet fitted with brand new hinges from the local DIY store. Sure, it’s almost original, and it may even look better, but it isn’t genuine, it isn’t ratified by the brand, it has no place in history… These are my misgivings when it comes to customized watches. They do not apply to every customized watch ever made (because it depends on who has commissioned the customization and to what end), but from an individual perspective, these fears will forever persist in my mind. But that doesn’t mean they can’t look cool; that doesn’t mean I can’t spend hours/days/weeks lusting over the latest off-the-wall concept; it certainly doesn’t mean I don’t want to wear one. I’m just not sure I could afford to do that to a collectors’ piece. But if you can, you might be interested by the Bamford Watch Department Commando Edition customized Rolex range.

Replica-Rolex-Commando-Watch-3Underneath the sexy coatings, we know what to expect from Rolex. The Rolex Submariner and the Rolex Milgauss are well-established classics. Their timekeeping is excellent and their build quality historically excellent. Rolex are known for using a higher grade steel than most any other brand. When you combine this with the Graphite Powder Coating, you’re left with an incredibly durable material, composed of a tried-and-tested substrate, and an avant-garde superstrate that could hold the keys to an aesthetic explosion.

I don’t know what consumers will make of the colors used in this range. They are clearly subject-specific and suitable selections for that reason, but I think both browns are quite unpalatable. The forest green is really cool, and reminds me of the NATO-issue Walther PP9 handgun that entered the public consciousness when Pierce Brosnan chose the plain black version as his Bond’s firearm. So the green looks good, in my opinion, on both the Bamford Watch Department Commando Edition customized Rolex Submariner and Rolex Milgauss, and the Milgauss hand looks particularly neat in ice grey with a red tip. But I’m more interested in the coating itself than what they’ve done with it. If it is possible to apply richly colored surface treatments that have a greater resilience and more refined aesthetic than PVD, we could be about to see a whole wave of brightly-coloured luxury watches. This may strike dread into your heart, but I’m kind of excited by the prospect.

Replica-Rolex-Commando-Watch-4Any advances in material science are of interest to me. It seems that cheap Rolex replica watchmaking goes in phases of development: Sometimes the industry becomes obsessed with tourbillons and hundreds of slight tweaks hit the market simultaneously. The best traits are retained, and the phase transforms into something else. Right now, it feels like case-coatings are getting due attention. Bamford Watch Department might not produce calibres, but they might well be kick-starting a new movement in watchmaking. If you enjoy these limited series from companies like BWD, you’ll probably enjoy the packaging in which these interesting pieces are supplied. The price for the Bamford Watch Department Commando Edition customized Rolex Milgauss is £12,000 and the price for the Bamford Watch Department Commando Edition customized Rolex Submariner is £13,000. Both the customized Rolex Milgauss and the Rolex Submariner are available in all three colors.

Mens Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master Watches

This month, Haute Time will feature 24 gift ideas leading up to this year’s winter holidays. Inspired by the Rolex replica watchmaking industry, these gifts will be dedicated to collectors of all things hand-crafted.

Replica-Rolex-Oyster-Perpetual-Yacht-Master-WristshotThe latest Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master is the watch many of us were hoping to get from Rolex: a modern take on a beloved icon. But who could’ve imagined Rolex would dare combine ceramic, gold, and rubber in a single design? A reaction, one would think, to the ever growing popularity of customised Rolex watches, the brand has finally decided to take things into its own hands, presenting us with a Rolex for the 21st century. The watch features hours, minutes, seconds and a date complication inside a ceramic and 18-ct everose gold case. Made for all, and for all occasions, the new Yacht‑Master is waterproof to 100 meters, and comes in both 40 mm and 37 mm.

New Rolex Yacht-Master Replica Watches Online Sale

The cheap Rolex Yacht-Master Replica Watches belong to one kind of Oyster collection, which are not only hale and hearty, but also moving.

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According to the comfortableness and reliability of wearing, the top Rolex Yacht-Master fake watches for men are specially designed. The color matching of the case with gold and black is too eye-catching, and the case is made of the material of 18 ct everose gold. The bezel with 60 minutes markers can be rotated bilaterally, and there are polished raised numerals and graduations on it. Moreover, the matched bracelet is Oysterflex which is made of flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer, and the durability can be comparable with metal strap.

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The date aperture is displayed at 3 o’clock, and the classic Mercedes hand leaves an impression of beauty on people. Besides, this design style brings a flavor of young and fashion, which has a very good market sale, and the sports style of the high quality Rolex copy watches attracts a large number of Rolex watch lovers.

5 Rolex Replica Watches Introduced at Recent Baselworlds

1. Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller

Introduced in 2012, the Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller was part of the rumor mill long before its actual launch. However, no one (outside Rolex) expected the watch that Rolex showed on that very first day of Baselworld 2012. Its ingenious Ring Command bezel system enables the wearer to control the functions of the Rolex fake watches (date, local time, and reference time) in combination with the crown. This annual calendar watch was introduced in white gold, yellow gold and Everose gold.

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2. Replica Rolex Day-Date

When Rolex updated the case diameters of its Datejust and Day-Date models from 36 mm to 41 mm, I didn’t expect them to introduce a new line of 36-mm Replica Rolex Day-Date watches.  Last year, Rolex presented several Day-Date models on leather straps. Whether these are targeted only at women or also at men is not clear, but they have been provided with beautiful dial colors and matching straps. In all other areas, the watches remained unchanged compared to the original Day-Date.

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3. Replica Rolex Yacht-Master II in Steel

Baselworld 2013 also saw the introduction of the Replica Rolex Yacht-Master II in stainless steel. Although the all-gold and Rolesor (bi-color) models had already been on the market for some time, Rolex decided that it was time to offer this watch in its famous 904L stainless steel. This model also features the Ring Command system, to control the regatta-countdown timer function.

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4. Replica Rolex Daytona in Platinum

Whether it was an official anniversary edition, or just a new variation to an existing model, the platinum Replica Rolex Daytona was introduced in the same year that this iconic watch celebrated its 50th anniversary. Perhaps the most sought-after chronograph in the world, the Daytona is now available in a platinum case for those lucky enough to afford one. The blue dial and chocolate-colored subdials and ceramic bezel make a nice combination.

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5. Replica Rolex GMT-Master IIBLNR

This watch for travelers and pilots was introduced in a blue-and-black combination in 2013. Although many expected, and perhaps hoped for a “Pepsi” model (blue and red), Rolex Replica GMT-Master II decided it was time to show the world its new blue-and-black ceramic bezel. To match the bezel, the GMT hand was done in blue as well (the black-bezel model has a green GMT hand). Although I have to admit I shrugged my shoulders at first when I saw this watch in the display, I have to admit that I am starting to like its look. For those who don’t know, the BLNR stands for Bleu and Noir (blue and black).

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The big question for Baselworld 2014 is — of course — What innovations (if any) will Rolex come up with this year? There are a lot of Rolex replica watches fans out there still hoping for that “Pepsi” GMT-Master II or a “real” successor to the good ol’ Sea-Dweller, apart from the huge Deepsea model.