The matte-black Rolex Yacht-Master 40 proved to be a real show-stopper at Baselworld 2015, and the Swiss brand took the opportunity to introduce a new Everose Rolesor gold model to the esteemed collection at this year’s exhibition.
With the Yacht-Master 40 Everose with Oysterflex strap arguably stealing the show at last year’s Baselworld, luxury fake Rolex UK have taken the opportunity at this year’s event to add an Everose Rolesor gold edition to the collection. Also featuring a chocolate dial, the new Yacht-Master offers a distinctively softer colour scheme than the masculine matte-black dial and bezel of last year’s edition.
Striking to say the least, this black-and-gold version of the Yacht-Masterdefies conventional Rolex norms down to the “Oysterflex” bracelet in matte black. Available in 37mm and 40mm cases, the Everose gold timepiece is affixed to a matte black Rolex-exclusive Cerachrom ceramic insert with polished and raised black numerals and indices. The matte black dial is a first in the Rolex Yacht-Master collection. Power is sourced by size: the 37mm uses Caliber 2236, the 40mm, 3135. Both are mechanical automatic movements. The bracelet boasts a patented “longitudinal cushion” system for maximum comfort. The Oyster case is water-resistant to 300 meters, the case middle is milled from a solid block of Everose gold, and the trademark “cyclops lens” magnifying date window at 3 o’clock makes for clear legibility.
In fact, there is a case to be made that the new 40mm Yacht-Master is one of the few “full-sized” Rolex timepieces that appeals to women as well as men. This idea is reinforced by the introduction of the timeless Oyster bracelet in place of the sporty rubber Oysterflex strap.