Touted as Rolex’s “watch of the open seas”, the cheap fake Rolex Yacht-Master UK launched in 1992, quickly becoming the brand’s “luxurious nautical watch”. 2019 marked its most recent evolution with a new ref. 226659 in a 42mm white gold case. For the first time, the 1:1 replica Rolex Yacht-Master 42 is available in yellow gold – an inspired and original refinement to the emblematic sailing timepiece that in no way alters its course.
For an AAA replica Rolex UK range that comes predominantly in precious metals, the matte-ceramic look and feel of this bezel with the tone-on-tone raised numerals is visually interesting (if not outright appealing) to see the contrast utilitarian functionality paired with gold.
Suffice it to say, though a material update, the precious metal contrasts with the black dial, optimised Chromalight display for the hour markers and hands, and creamy date indication quite nicely. In daylight, these display elements also have a brighter white hue. Though 2mm larger than the dressier cheap fake Rolex Yacht-Master 40, the innovative Oysterflex bracelet makes it a well-proportioned timepiece because it hugs the wrists unlike your typical silicon strap.
The new perfect replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42, like the original model, also includes a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a matte Cerachrom insert (as opposed to shiny Cerachrom on your Submariner) with a raised graduation. The matte black ceramic of the luxury fake Rolex has been sandblasted to provide a more technical, contemporary finish while knurled yellow gold edge means the bezel has a good grip.