This latest edition of the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 replica watch uses Rolex’s proprietary Everose gold for its iconic Oyster case, topping it off with a matte black Cerachrom insert, with polished, raised black numerals and indices, in its notched bezel. The interior is equipped with a patented “longitudinal cushion” system that Rolex says gives its wristlet the suppleness and comfort of a strap and the tough resistance and stability of a bracelet.
The matte black dial — with Chromolight-treated hands and hour markers — is the first in the Rolex Yacht-Master collection. (Cerachrom, an extra-hard, corrosion-resistant ceramic, and Chromalight, a luminous substance whose glow lasts longer than that of Super-LumiNova, are both exclusive to Rolex.)
The other first on the new Yacht-Master is the dial-matching black Oysterflex bracelet, which boasts yet another Rolex patent. That’s right: Rolex calls it a bracelet, not a strap, though at first look it very much resembles a more-or-less traditional rubber strap.y.The Oyster case of the new Yacht-Master is guaranteed to be water-resistant to 300 meters (1,000 feet). The case middle is milled from a solid block of Everose gold, and the fluted caseback and winding crown (the latter outfitted with Rolex’s Triplock waterproofing) both screw down securely.
Rolex, a brand known for keeping things mostly traditional in its Swiss-made fake Rolex Yacht-Master 40 watch designs, made a somewhat bold aesthetic statement at Baselworld 2015 this week, introducing a striking black-and-gold version of its Rolex Yacht-Master, which also features the brand’s innovative “Oysterflex” bracelet in matte black.
The raised, polished black numerals and indices on the bezel create a subtle but significant contrast with the matte black background, aiding in legibility. And the “cyclops lens” magnifying date window at 3 o’clock means the owner should not have to squint at his best Rolex watch replica to remember what day it is.