Rolex Yacht-Master 40 116695SATS Watch

his year at Baselworld 2017, we saw the release of the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 116695SATS replica watch done in a gem-set bezel. It's not a Rolex for the usual fan of the brand but if you're already someone (like myself) who also appreciates the non-traditional Yacht-Master 40 with the Oysterflex bracelet and aren't afraid of some flash, then this is an interesting replica watch to have in a collection. You'll remember that the Rolex Yacht-Master Replica was introduced back in 2015 and immediately stood out due to the fact that it came on the then-new rubber Oysterflex bracelet. The reaction to the bracelet was, as expected, mixed but has been popular enough with the release of the Rolex men's replica on an Oysterflex bracelet this year.

Also released this year was this Yacht-Master 40 with a remarkably well-done gem-set bezel, which is about the only "typical Rolex" trait you'll find in this piece. Love it or hate it, its execution and quality are undeniable.

It's inevitable, but many replica watch enthusiasts have an unfortunate patellar-reflex response to seeing precious stones or gems on replica watches. I think there are several reasons for it: the often ugly bejeweled timepiece; crappy aftermarket jobs; an unfortunate desire to distance oneself from anything "bling" (sorry, but comment sections on replica watch blogs and forums are the only place I still see that word as of the past decade); as well as the fact that there are not many factory-made men's replica watches done with gems that aren't "diamond explosions" or just come off too effeminate. While it's obvious that this piece is going to be geared towards the mainland Chinese market, I think this can be seen as a viable men's replica watch in the Western market as well.

The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 116695SATS has a bidirectional rotating bezel set with 38 sapphires (blue, orange, yellow, and pink), 8 tsavorites (the green gems), and 1 diamond at 12 o'clock. The uniformity of the gems in respective color and shape is fantastic to behold and I can't imagine even the most critical hater not admiring it if they were to find one of these replica watches on their wrist. When discussing the far more elaborate and rare Day-Date 40 Green Emerald Platinum replica watch, our David Bredan discusses the work that goes into Rolex's gem setting:

"For models set with colored gemstones – rubies, sapphires, or, in this case, emeralds – Rolex takes particular care in ensuring that all the stones on a given replica watch are of the same hue, using a combination of a long sorting process carried out by hand, stone by stone in the Rolex workshops, as well as by using one of Rolex's several sophisticated machines that are, Rolex says, usually only found in independent gemological laboratories. The result is genuinely incredible – if one is familiar with precious stones and gems, it is no secret that it takes sorting through hundreds, if not thousands of pieces to find a bezel-worth of stones that are such a perfect match in color. If anything, it is almost (I said almost!) too perfect as, frankly, I hitherto thought such impeccable matching of colors and shapes would only be possible if every stone were entirely artificial."

Like the non-gem model, this Yacht-Master 40 comes on the Oysterflex strap introduced in 2015. Not technically rubber, the elastomer strap is fit with a titanium nickel alloy "blade" underneath to give it a more secure fit. The strap also has the well-received "fins" underneath, which are designed to create a very small space between skin and the bracelet allowing for some flexibility during hot and cold weather. The dial is slightly different, with Rolex choosing a glossy black finish as opposed to the matte dial on the non-gem model.

Functionality isn't affected with the functioning bi-directional bezel, it's still a real dive replica watch with 100M water resistance. The double anti-reflective coated crystal and Chromalight lumed hands should make for legibility in the dark, as well. As for the movement, we still see the caliber 3135 movement found in models like the Submariner which gets 48 hours of power reserve.


Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Cerachrom Bezel With 40mm Case Men's Replica

The new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Cerachrom Replica Watch ref. 116500LN is fitted with a 40 mm case in 904L stainless steel and available in either black dial or white dial with a new monobloc black cerachrom bezel with tachymetric scale. A bezel that echoes the black plexiglas bezel of the 1965 Daytona ref. 6240/6241. A black bezel that brings the best out of the ultra sporty racing design of this reference.

Before lending its name to one of the most iconic watches in the world, the city of Daytona, Florida has been the birthplace of speed motor racing since 1903 and one of the places where most land speed records have been broken. The cerachrom bezel Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Replica Watch is initially made of white zirconium dioxide powder and then mixed with pigments that give it the desired final color in this case black.

Some of the advantages of this cerachrom bezel Rolex Daytona Best Swiss Replica Watches Online include resistance to corrosion, scratchproofness and being unaffected by UV rays.

The resulting paste is shaped by a high-pressure moulding machine that creates a blank black bezel. After several firings at temperatures exceeding 1,500 degrees Celsius, the bezel hardens and reveals its final color.

The cerachrom bezel Rolex Replica Watch is initially made of white zirconium dioxide powder and then mixed with pigments that give it the desired final color in this case black.


On the Wrist:Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master Men's Replica

In this feature from our July-August issue, we take a close look at the new version of Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master Replica, with black Cerachrom bezel and Oysterflex bracelet. Original photos are by Nik Schölzel.

A water-resistant Oyster case, large hour markers and bold hands are essential elements of Rolex’s Submariner, introduced in 1953 and made for use underwater. In contrast, Rolex’s Yacht-Master, launched in 1992, is a luxury liner – equally at home on board a yacht on the high seas or on land at a ritzy yacht club.

The Rolex Yacht-Master Replica was the first replica watch in Rolex’s Professional Oyster Collection to come in three different case sizes: 29, 35 and 40 mm. The model we tested, launched last year, is offered in two sizes: 37 and 40 mm. We chose the larger version, which we measured at precisely 40.19 mm in diameter and 11.49 mm in height (excluding the magnifying “Cyclops” lens for the date).

The well-known Cyclops date lens was patented by Rolex in 1953 and introduced in 1954 on the Datejust. This magnifying device is made of sapphire, like the replica watch’s crystal, and has nonreflective coating on both sides. The jumping date advances exactly at midnight.

The replica watch is powered by a seasoned caliber, the Rolex 3135, used in the very first Yacht-Master in 1992. The 3135 debuted in 1988 in the Submariner. The blue Parachrom balance spring was added to the movement in 2005, five years after it was first introduced in the Cosmograph Daytona. Its paramagnetic alloy resists changes caused by temperature variations and magnetic fields.

The Parachrom balance spring is thinner than a human hair and up to 10 times more resistant to shocks than a conventional balance spring. Provided with an overcoil, it is attached to a large balance wheel with a variable moment of inertia. Fine adjustments are made using four gold Microstella regulating screws. The balance wheel is supported by a height-adjustable bridge. The entire construction ensures rate results that bring the Yacht-Master (as well as the other replica watches in the Oyster collection) to the rank of “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified.” These words on the Yacht-Master’s dial mean that the replica watch has endured 15 days and nights of testing by COSC in addition to a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratory. Acceptable rate results for a Superlative Chronometer allow deviations of less than +/-2 seconds per day, while COSC’s test permits average deviations between -4 and +6 seconds per day. In addition, Rolex’s tests are carried out under conditions that correspond more closely to real-life situations than COSC’s tests and are conducted on fully assembled replica watches, while COSC tests just the movements.

The Yacht-Master’s new Oysterflex bracelet has a core made of nickel – titanium alloy blades, a black elastomer coating and a patented cushioning system inside.

We, too, tested the finished replica watch – fully wound and after running for 24 hours – first in five positions on the timing machine and then with a two-week wearing test on the wrist (or simulated on a winding machine). In our tests, the Yacht-Master remained within the standards specified by Rolex for a Superlative Chronometer. On the wrist it showed virtually no deviations over the two-week period. On the timing machine it showed a gain of about 1 second per day with minimal variations among the positions.

The tests performed by Rolex include a water-resistance check. Unlike the Submariner, the Yacht-Master’s water resistance is “only” 100 meters. This means that the Yacht-Master is not designed to be a professional dive replica watch, which requires water resistance of at least 200 meters.


Detailed Review With The Rolex Yacht-master Mens Replica

My first observation – and it is a rather obvious one, I give you that – is that the new Rolex Yacht-Master Replica is one seriously good looking Best Swiss Replica Watches Online. Presented in a gorgeous 18k Everose gold case what really sets this replica watch off is the black cerachrom bezel with raised numerals. More on what cerachrom actually is in a minute but firstly, let’s just take a moment to appreciate how nicely the case, bezel and dial all tie together. This is understated, masculine luxury at its finest.

It is also, surprisingly enough, the first time Rolex mens replica has ever made a Yacht-Master with a matte black dial and when you look at how nice it looks you can’t help but think; “what the heck took them so long?” I particularly like the red print for the Yacht-Master designation across the bottom, just above 6 o’clock. This in and of itself is standard fare on the Yacht-Master but when paired with that gorgeous black dial it becomes reminiscent of the Red Submariners and Double-Red Sea Dwellers of yesteryear, not to mention all the modified Rolexes you see these days from the likes of Bamford replica watch Department and Titan Black Out.

It just looks so unlike anything we’ve seen from Rolex before and yet at the same time as soon as you look at it you realize it’s everything you’ve been waiting for from the brand.

I think it’s fair to say though that what has really got people talking is the matte black ceramic bezel/18k Everose gold case combination. It just looks so unlike anything we’ve seen from Rolex before and yet at the same time as soon as you look at it you realize it’s everything you’ve been waiting for from the brand. Carved from ceramic, Rolex debuted their new Cerachrom bezels a few years back (I think the first time was the Pepsi GMT-Master II in 2014 if memory serves correct?) and have not looked back.

Plus the addition of the brand’s newly developed and patented Oysterflex bracelet gives it that extra touch of sportiness, although the gold makes you feel like you could still get away with wearing it with a suit (I know I certainly would). According to Rolex the Oysterflex bracelet offers a sporty alternative to metal bracelets without compromising robustness, waterproofness or reliability. Aesthetically and in suppleness and comfort, it resembles a rubber strap, while its resistance is comparable to that of a metal bracelet.

This is not a rubber strap that is just going to fall apart on you.

As with everything Rolex makes the bracelet has been over-engineered, ensuring an end product that is not only extremely fit for purpose but will also go the distance for years to come. No seriously, at the core of this bracelet lies a superelastic metal blade overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer. This is not a rubber strap that is just going to fall apart on you.

Presented in Rolex’s famed Oyster case, the Yacht-Master is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet) down. That’s waterproof mind you, not water-resistant. Best of all, the Yacht-Master is available in two different case sizes, 40mm and 37mm. The 40mm (Ref 116655) is powered by the in-house made caliber 3135 automatic movement while the smaller 37mm (Ref. 268655) contains the 2236 automatic movement and as you would expect both are COSC-certified chronometers.


The President Eisenhower’s Gold Rolex DateJust 6305 Mens Replica

President Eisenhower’s Gold Rolex DateJust 6305 replica watch was up for auction some time ago in September 2014. This DateJust 6305 is definitely one of the most famous Rolex replica watches of all time. One that is associated with and worn by a highly special and important person such as 5 Star General Dwight D. Eisenhower who later become US President. He was also featured on the cover of Life Magazine with his Gold Rolex DateJust 6305. The replica watch gave birth to the name later known as ‘President’ concept of today’s permanent Rolex President fame. It is known that Rolex does not simply give out all gold timepieces, but only to those that are of most noble individuals. Other non WWII generals seen wearing similar yellow gold replica watches include Dr Martin Luther Kind Gold Rolex DateJust.

With such significance for history it was a shock to many Rolex enthusiast that the auction did not pull through. It was probably due to the ‘low’ $475,000 bid which did not meet the undisclosed reserve price. Had it been sold it could be one of the most expensive Rolex replica watches, with prices hitting at least $1 million or higher (Perhaps even breaking Rolex Paul Newman Daytona 6263 and other Most expensive Rolex record)

However, the non-auction on the President Eisenhower’s Gold Rolex DateJust 6305 is not indicative of other high-end vintage replica watches at large. So what is the President 18k Gold Rolex DateJust story?

The Rolex President 18k Gold DateJust was presented to General Dwight D. Eisenhower as a gift from Rolex, marking their 150,000th production of chronometer-certified replica watch. It was done so in recognition of Eisenhower for his great deeds during the second world war. The Gold Rolex DateJust reference 6305 chronometer also comes with a matching 18k gold Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp.

It was Rolex’s practice for this type of honoring to other heros of World War 2. The officially certified 50,000th Swiss Chronometer went to Swiss General Henri Guisan, and the 100,000th was presented to Winston Churchill. It was later agreed by Rolex and General Eisenhower for the 200,000th to be honored to General Matthew Ridgway.

A highly skilled craftsman was hired by Rolex to engrave General Eisenhower’s Rolex DateJust, with his initials “DDE”, plus the markings of a 5 star general. On the caseback, is the date “12-19-1950”. The date tat NATO appointed him as Supreme Allied Commander of Europe. Personalized to such details that even the claps of the gold jubilee bracelet has his initials engraved.

At this time of presentation, General Eisenhower was already a well respected figure and has support for a run at the White House. After WWII ended in 1951, Eisenhower went for Presidency. He was later said to have worn his DateJust throughout his presidential tenure.

Since then, President Eisenhower has became something of a media sensation, and has appearance on four cover issues of Life Magazine. The 21 July 1952 issue featured him with his Gold Rolex DateJust 6305 on his left wrist.

You can read up more about Eisenhower in the Paperback book: “Eisenhower in War and Peace“.

In appreciation of Sgt. John Moaney’s 30 years service to Eisenhower as his personal valet, President Eisenhower’s gave his precious President Eisenhower’s Gold Rolex DateJust 6305 to him, just before his Eisenhower’s death.Eisenhower described him as Sgt Moaney as “Indispensable to him”. Sgt Moaney later left the Rolex DateJust to his wife, Delores Moaney. She served as a personal cook to the Eisenhowers family for years.

The couple continued lived closely with the Eisenhowers and even stayed in their personal residences during all post-presidential years. Around 30 years ago, the replica watch was sold by Delores Moaney to a well known collector Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. Degeer Amyx, now 76 can no longer maintain the size of his collection. Thus, decided to auction it off together with several other items owned by President Eisenhower (WWII Brown leather flight jacket, Eisenhower painting, Binoculars, etc).

The President Eisenhower’s Gold Rolex DateJust 6305 appearance has made a big wave in the Rolex Enthusiast community. According to Livingston, many “experts think it is the most important Rolex replica watch ever made.” Had it been sold at the ‘reserved price’, it could be one of the most expensive Rolex replica watches. Perhaps even breaking Rolex Paul Newman Daytona 6263 and other Most expensive Rolex replica watches record.