In the world of Rolex, the slightest tweaks can make a massive difference, not only to the aesthetics of a watch, but also to collectability. This year, the headline Rolex news is all about the Luxury sports replica watches with a new bezel color for the GMT-Master II and a gem-set white gold Yacht-Master 40.
The steel GMT-Master II has been a huge hit, ever since the introduction of the blue and black bezel version, and then the hysteria was turned up to 11 with the launch of the red and blue, or “Pepsi” as it known to collectors. Rolex have now made another steel model with a black and green Cerachrom bezel.
Destro or left-hooker, however you refer to it, it’s a cool look and a broadening of the Rolex tool-watch offer. What seems like a straightforward change has actually made it a necessity to redevelop the COSC-testing equipment to allow for the change in movement orientation. The new Swiss Replica GMT-Master II reference 126720VTNR is available with the Oyster bracelet and retains the 40mm Oystersteel case.
Bling Your Yacht
New case design that flowed a little more fluidly was designed with a new bezel and other updates to the then almost four-decade old dive watch. However, the new Rolex Replica Watch was seen as something beautiful, and so it was decided that it would be a new line: the Yacht-Master, which first appeared in 1992 in yellow gold as reference 16628. In 1994, the two-tone reference 16623 was launched and then the steel watch with platinum bezel and dial was unveiled in 1997.
The watch was fitted with a matte black Cerachrom insert, but still in the old-school style bezel ring. In 2017, a white gold Yacht-Master was introduced with a beefed-up 42mm case that was also on an Oysterflex bracelet. This year, Rolex added a 42mm Yacht-Master Rolex Replica in yellow gold.
The most eye-catching Yacht-Master this year is a new gem-set white gold model, with diamond-set case and diamond and sapphire bezel. Following on from the so-called Tutti-Fruity colored sapphire bezel Everose Yacht-Master, there is a new kid in town in the form of the reference 126679 SABR, a new Yacht-Master 40.
The Cheap Rolex Replica bezel is set with set with eight trapeze-cut diamonds (approx. 0.92 carats), 32 trapeze-cut sapphires — eight pink, eight light blue, eight purple and eight dark blue — (approx. 4.27 carats) and one triangular diamond (approx. 0.15 carats) at 12 o’clock. The watch is also available with a full pavé dial… is there a better watch for summer?
Rolex GMT-Master II Ref.126720 VTNR
Movement: Self-winding caliber 3285; 70 hours of power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds (hacking), date and 24-hour
Case: 40mm; Oystersteel with left-hand crown; water resistant to 100m
Bracelet: Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Ref.126679 SABR
Movement: Self-winding caliber 3235; 70 hours of power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds (hacking)
Case: 40mm; 18K white gold; water resistant to 100m