Is the new Replica Rolex Yacht-Master the most radical Rolex in years?

So long the awkward child of the Rolex replica watches collection, the Yacht-Master is reborn in 2015 as one of the coolest kids on the block, and the Crown’s first ever watch on a rubber strap. James Dowling declares it the most radical Rolex in years.

To the readers, Eric Clapton is as well known for his watch collecting as for his musical skills or his troubled personal life; yet it is difficult to realise that he only rose to prominence as a collector a dozen years ago. It was in June 2003 that Christie’s NYC held a sale which featured 25 watches from his collection which he sold to benefit the Crossroads foundation, a drugs rehabilitation charity which he had founded.

The most unusual piece was lot 181, a steel Cosmograph 6239 from 1965, with a most unusual dial, a strange combination of a “Paul Newman” dial and a conventional one. Whilst the running seconds and hour totaliser dials were like other Paul Newman dials, the 30 minute register lacked the square block indices at the five minute marks. At the very bottom of this register was a tricolour sector just outside the area between the 15 and 20 minute marks, a bizarre location for what was supposed to be a regatta timer; it would have made much more sense between the 0 and 5 minute marks.

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The original Yacht Master, as owned by Eric Clapton

This wasn’t the only unusual feature of the dial; the outer red seconds track was much further from the bezel than normal. But the strangest thing about the watch was that the expected name of “Replica Rolex Daytona” was nowhere to be seen; in its place was the anachronistic model name of “Yacht Master”.

It was anachronistic because the watch dated from 1965 yet Rolex didn’t launch a watch with the Yacht-Master name until 1992 (the eagle-eyed among you will have noticed the arrival of a hyphen between the two words). In many ways the new Yacht-Master was a strange watch. Essentially a “dress” Submariner, available at first only in 18-karat gold, it was the first Rolex sports watch to be launched in gold.

The watch differed from the Submariner in several ways. Initially available with only a white dial, it looked much more “dressy” than the Submariner – even the gold version of the Sub. The bezel insert was now gold with raised polished numerals standing proud of the frosted background; it didn’t have a Fliplock bracelet with the diving suit extension, just a conventional Oysterlock one and, strangely as it used the same case as the Submariner, it was rated by Rolex as waterproof to 100m (the same as a Datejust), while the Sub could go three times as deep.

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The first “proper” Yacht-Master (with hyphen!) from 1992

In many ways, the fake Rolex watches was a perfect example of Rolex during the Patrick Heiniger years: subdued ostentation. And it was during the Heiniger years that Rolex began to sponsor major yachting competitions, including the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (for seagoing leviathans which can cost between $5m and $100m to build) held in plutocrats playgrounds such as Newport, Rhode Island, Nice, Monaco and Porto Cuervo, further identifying the brand with money & privilege.

Then, two years later, Rolex did something with the watch which Tudor had been doing for many years; they made smaller version of it, in both 34mm (mid size) and 29mm (ladies size); like the 40mm original version, on both these new watches the bezel rotated both ways, unlike the Submariner’s one way safety system. The mid size was available with different length Oyster bracelets to enable it to be worn by either men or women. Strange as it may seem, these were the first Rolex sports models to be available in alternate sizes.

It took another four years before best Rolex replica watches made any other changes to the watch, but 1999’s Baselworld saw the introduction of the most radical version thus far; the more affordable 40mm “Rolesium” version. This was, essentially, an all steel version of the Yacht-Master, other than the bezel insert which was now platinum, as was the frosted silver dial. The other major change was to introduce oversized luminous indexes & hands, allowing greater legibility in the dark. For the first time in its seven-year existence, the Yacht-Master was desirable and no longer thought of as the answer to the question that no-one had asked.

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But Rolex was not content to sit on its laurels – there was another Yacht-Master to come, and 2007’s Baselworld crowd were shocked when they saw it. It looked like a Daytona, but didn’t have sub-registers at the 3 and 9 positions, or screw-down pushers (unlike any Rolex chronograph in the last 40 years) and what was the point of the backwards bezel, where the numbers went anti-clockwise?

It was and is, in fact, a regatta chronograph with a programmable countdown timer. It was based on the in-house Rolex Daytona movement (4130) but with an additional 70 components to enable it perform its new functions, making it by far the most complicated movement Rolex had ever made.

The radical part of the watch design was to utilise the rotating bezel to alter the functions of the winding/setting crown. With the bezel in its usual position, the crown & pushers operate as on any other Daytona, but turn the bezel through 90 degrees and the cheap Roelx replica watch then enters its “programming” mode, for setting the countdown timer. The really clever feature is that once a particular countdown period has been set, the watch “remembers” it – the next time you need a countdown you will get the pre-set one, unless you reprogram the watch.

have to be honest here and say that none of the Yacht-Master versions appealed to me; they seemed to be trying too hard and I don’t own a yacht or even aspire to. But then, this year at Baselworld, Rolex brought out a new Yacht-Master which had Rolex aficionados practically drooling. It incorporated all the recent advances in Rolex technology – the larger case used on all the other sports models, the anti-magnetic Parachrom hairspring and the ceramic bezel insert.

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In the case of the new Rolex Replica Yachtmaster watch, however, the bezel insert is unlike any other sports model; in those watches the bezel numerals are engraved into the surface of the ceramic insert and then the base of the cavities is PVD’d in either gold or platinum. Here the numerals are raised (just like the current Yacht-Masters) from the matt base and the surface of the numerals is then given a high gloss polish. The finished look is just gorgeous. 

Moreover, for the first time a Yacht-Master has a black dial, in high gloss lacquer giving a high contrast to the oversized indexes, which use the patented Rolex “Chromalight” luminous material. The indexes themselves are contained within a thin band of rose gold; because (for the first time in a Rolex sports watch) it is only currently available in Everose gold, a special formulation created in the firm’s own foundry. The dial is set off by the single line of red, proudly stating the model’s name.

All of the above is great, but what really sets the watch apart from any other Rolex is the strap; while rubber, silicon and other compounds have become fashionable lately: as always, Rolex chose to plough its own solitary furrow. The Oysterflex band has a flexible thin metal blade made from a titanium/nickel alloy at its core; so its heart (like all Rolex replica sports watches) is a metal bracelet; but the blade is encased in high density elastomer whose matt black surface matches perfectly with the bezel.

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Recognising that not everyone has Stallone-like wrists, the watch has been introduced in both 40mm and 37mm sizes and. However, like the earlier versions, the new one is still water-resistant to only 100m. But in a triumphant year for Rolex when they replaced the less-than-attractive Day-Date II with the much more subtle 40mm version, brought out two new movements & deposed the Air King with a new range of Oyster Perpetuals, it was the new Yacht-Master which gained the most attention.

Speaking to dealers, collectors and Rolex fans worldwide, I know the Swiss Rolex replica watches has been greeted with almost unanimous acclaim and the orders have been pouring in; I await mine with barely disguised impatience.

Baselworld 2015: UK Replica Rolex Yachtmaster 40 and 37

Whenever Baselworld beckons, one of the brands that get arguably the most attention is none other than Rolex. The fabled cheap Rolex replica watchmaker is perhaps one of the most well-known, and also one of the most popular watchmakers in the world of horology. 

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As usual, there will be a rife of speculations before the launch. Many fans predicted the return of the “Coke” GMT, the Rolex GMT-Master II featuring a black and red bezel. Others had also hoped for a Daytona that features a ceramic bezel. But it seems as though Rolex had thoroughly surprised many people with one of their latest offerings instead: the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yachtmaster.

The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yachtmaster 40 and 37 (the number is to signify the diameter of the Swiss replica Rolex watches, as it comes in both 40mm and 37mm cases) is a rather refreshing take on the current Rolex lineup. This is the first Rolex to officially feature the Oysterflex bracelet, or in simpler terms a rubber strap. The Oysterflex bracelet is an alternative to the usual metal bracelet, but of course it offers a much sportier look and a more robust feel. The Oysterflex bracelet works by attaching itself to the watch case and the Oysterlock safety clasp by a flexible titanium and nickel alloy metal blade. The blade is overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer which is both durable and comfortable. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with a patented longitudinal cushion system that stabilizes the watch on the wrist.

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The new Yachtmaster also features an 18k Everose gold case, as well as a rotatable bezel that is made from the black ceramic. The numerals on the bezel are raised, and they are highly polished as well. The contrast between the Everose gold case, the black ceramic bezel, as well as the black Oysterflex bracelet works rather well indeed.

The dial, on the other other hand, is subtly different as well. The Yachtmaster features a maxi dial, and its hour markers that are filled with Chromalight and pink gold luminescent inserts. The “Rolex” crown and brand name is in gilt, and this makes the Yachtmaster a little more special as well.

The Rolex Yachtmaster 40 is powered by Caliber 3135, while the slightly smaller Yachtmaster 37 is powered by Rolex’s Caliber 2236. They are basically the same movements, with the exception of their size (and power reserve, surprisingly). Both are, as usual, COSC certified automatic movements which features a date display. The bigger Caliber 3135 features a power reserve of around 48 hours, while the smaller Caliber 2236 surprisingly has got a power reserve of around 55 hours. These two movements are the workhorses in the Rolex lineup, and they are more than capable of getting the job done precisely and reliably.

The Rolex Yachtmaster is capable of going down into 100 meters of water in depth, but is it able to capture your heart that deeply? Based on observations, there are two sides to the camp. Of course, there are people who viewed the new Yachtmaster as something that is rather sporty and refreshing. On the other hand, there are naysayers who think that the use of rubber straps lowers the value of the Replica Rolex Yachtmaster watches UK, and that is looks a little deviant and ridiculous. Having said, we believe that we should only pass judgement only when we managed to see the watch itself. But sure, this is definitely one of the more surprising and controversial piece that Rolex has got to offer.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yachtmaster 40 retails at around CHF23,800, while the smaller Yachtmaster 37 retails at CHF21,000.

Specifications from Press Kit

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-master 40

Reference (case – bracelet): 116655 – Oysterflex bracelet

CASE
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 18 ct Everose gold, polished finish
Bezel: Bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with matt black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, polished raised numerals and graduations
Caseback: Screw-down with Rolex fluting
Winding Crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Crown Guard: Integral part of the middle case
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, cyclops lens over the date, double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

MOVEMENT
Calibre: 3135, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
Functions: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands, instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with rapid setting, stop-seconds for precise time setting
Oscillator: Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz), Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, Breguet overcoil ,Large balance wheel with variable inertia, High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts, Traversing balance bridge
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power Reserve: Approximately 48 hours

DIAL
Colour: Black, matt finish
Hour markers: Highly legible Chromalight appliques (long-lasting luminescence) in 18 ct pink gold
Hands: 18 ct pink gold, Chromalight

BRACELET
Type: Oysterflex
Material: Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Clasp: Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct Everose gold

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-master 37

Reference (case – bracelet): 268655 – Oysterflex bracelet

CASE
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 37 mm
Material: 18 ct Everose gold, polished finish
Bezel: Bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with matt black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, polished raised numerals and graduations
Caseback: Screw-down with Rolex fluting
Winding Crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Crown Guard: Integral part of the middle case
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, cyclops lens over the date, double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

MOVEMENT
Calibre: 2236, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
Functions: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands, instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with rapid setting, stop-seconds for precise time setting
Oscillator: Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz), Syloxi hairspring in silicon with patented geometry, Balance wheel with variable inertia, High-precision regulating via two gold Microstella nuts, Traversing balance bridge, High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power Reserve: Approximately 55 hours

DIAL
Colour: Black, matt finish
Hour markers: Highly legible Chromalight appliques (long-lasting luminescence) in 18 ct pink gold
Hands: 18 ct pink gold, Chromalight

BRACELET
Type: Oysterflex
Material: Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Clasp: Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct Everose gold

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Coming together to teach children about respect of the ocean and safety. The multiple World Champion stand-up paddle surfer Kai Lenny is organising a special children’s day in Hawaii, with support from top fake Rolex & DFS. The goal? A 10,000 USD donation for Nā Kama Kai (Children of the Sea), a foundation operating in the archipelago, represented by World Champion surfer Duane DeSoto, who is also attending this event.

Today is a very special day for all children who love surfing and practise the sport in Hawaii, and for those who admire the islands’ major champions.

Kai Lenny, the ultra-gifted American surfer, windsurfer, kite surfer, and six-time World Stand-Up Paddle Champion on the planet’s largest waves, has organised a charity day based around surfing for and with children, with his +Positively Kai Foundation, and with support from Swiss replica watch brand Rolex and his partner DFS.

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The day held three very special moments

Firstly, as with any good day on Hawaii, it started with a spot of surfing. Kai Lenny took all the children to Waikiki Beach for some surfing lessons and a short demonstration that was filled with laughter and good humour.

It was a wonderful opportunity to share skills, and for Rolex Replica Submariner UK to renew its support for its friend Kai. His work as part of his +Positively Kai foundation, created in 2015, aims to support a selection of foundations each year which have been set up to increase respect for the ocean and environment amongst young people and raise their awareness of safety issues.

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Today, the work of the Nā Kama Kai (Children of the Sea) Foundation has been chosen, which is represented by the Surf Champion Duane DeSoto, who joined Kai for this event.

A donation of 10,000 USD organised by Replica Rolex Yachtmaster watches and DFS will go directly to future actions aimed at children in the archipelago.

Next, as you would expect from an engaging, anti-conformist personality such as Kai’s, he wanted photographers to immortalise a quirky moment with his board. This is the cool disruptive side of Kai, and this is why Rolex has chosen him as he reflects its slogan #DontCrackUnderPressure: do things seriously… but without taking anything too seriously.

To end this fantastic day, everyone met up at the T Galleria Waikiki for a Hawaiian cocktail-themed evening. More than a hundred guests came to meet Kai Lenny and Duane DeSoto, who were both happy to share their passion and values. Of course, for the perfect Rolex replica watches end to a surf-themed day, you really need a surf simulator installed in the atrium so that you can continue to have fun with the kids. All in all, a fabulous day. A perfect example of Aloha Spirit.