While in recent years, we’ve seen a trend of women wearing men’s Watches Replica Replica —especially Rolex sports models—, there are many ladies out there that want to make sure that everyone knows that the Watch Replica they’re wearing, is not her husband/boyfriend’s hand me down or a Watch Replica they are borrowing from their man. Just released last year at Baselworld 2015, the Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 is the 37 mm sibling of the Yacht-Master 40 Everose Gold ref. 116655. Sporting the more rounded case construction of the Yacht-Master line, the Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 comes in a perfectly sized case for men with smaller wrists or for ladies not wanting to wear a Watch Replica that looks too small or too big. The Rolex Yacht-Master 37 is revered for its casual yet purposeful allure and is at home on deck on the open sea as well as on land in an elegant yacht club lounge.
This special alloy —with a mix that includes some platinum— was introduced by Rolex in 2005 and since then, it is being used for all Rolex Oyster models in pink gold. The Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold, just like its 40 mm sibling, is equipped with a triplock screw-down crown ensuring waterproofness to a depth of 100 meters.The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 is fitted with an 18K Everose gold case. Everose gold, is Rolex’s proprietary patented 18K pink gold alloy that is actually cast in its own foundry. Rolex is the only Watch Replica manufacturer out there with its own foundry for precious metals.
The Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 just like the Yacht-Master 40 Everose Gold, is fitted with a gorgeous matte black dial that reminds us of the matte vintage Rolex dials from the late 60s and 70s.
The dial, which is fully designed and manufactured in-house, features ‘gilt’ Rolex logo and 18K gold round markers. Adding an interesting contrasting touch, the Yacht-Master writing appears in crimson red like that on those coveted Rolex Red Submariners we all love. Lastly, as with all other Rolex sports models, the Rolex Yacht-Master 37 features ultra-bright chromalight luminescent material for great readability at night or in low-light situations.
For the very first time since the release of the first Rolex cerachrom bezel, the black bidirectional cerachrom bezel on the Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 features a matte sandblasted finished background and raised highly polished numbers and markers, following the exact same design of the bezel on all other modern iterations of the Yacht-Master.
This cerachrom bezel, is manufactured following the same stringent process as all other Rolex cerachrom bezels and rotates in both directions to calculate elapsed times of up to 60 minutes. One thing we did notice while reviewing this Watch Replica, is that the bezel rotates so freely —in both directions— that is almost impossible to not accidentally move it when keeping track of an elapsed time or simply when wanting to keep the bezel lined up at 12 o ‘clock.
The Oysterflex Bracelet
While Rolex calls it Oysterflex bracelet, this is in reality a high-performance elastomer strap with flexible metal blades in its core. The Rolex Yacht-Master’s Oysterflex bracelet was developed and patented by Rolex using a high-performance elastomer overmoulded over a flexible titanium and nickel alloy metal blade. To provide higher resistance, the metal blades are located within the areas where the strap connects to the case and to the clasp.
For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with a patented longitudinal cushion system that stabilizes the Watch Replica on the wrist to prevent it from turning around and maintaining centered on the wrist. The cushion system membrane is extremely smooth to the touch and very comfortable.
Matching its Everose case construction, the black bracelet/strap is equipped with an 18K Everose gold Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening. Opposed to what Rolex states on their website, the clasp doesn’t feature the Easylink system link thatallows the wearer to extend the last link on the bracelet/strap by 5 mm.
However, the biggest design flaw of this new bracelet/strap, is the fact that unlike the strap on the Patek Philippe Aquanaut, this Oysterflex bracelet cannot be sized to an exact fit. While on the Aquanaut, one would cut the strap to the exact length as necessary, on the Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 or the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose Gold ref. 116655, one needs to get fitted for the right strap size while purchasing the Watch Replica at an authorized dealer. Not only this prevents the owner from making additional adjustments after the purchase, but also impossible to have anyone else with a bigger or smaller wrist, to borrow the Watch Replica or try it on. Also a big problem for those wanting to purchase this Watch Replica in pre-owned condition in the secondary market.
The Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 is not powered by the same Rolex automatic in-house calibre 3135 that powers its sibling the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose Gold ref. 116655, but by an improved in-house calibre released in 2014. The Rolex in-house automatic calibre 2236 powering this Watch Replica, is entirely manufactured by Rolex and inaugurates a new generation of movements. To ensure unparalleled precision and reliability, this COSC movement features a new silicon ‘Syloxi’ hairspring —instead of the Parachrom—, that Rolex rolled out with this particular calibre. Thanks to this new generation of hairsprings, the Rolex calibre 2236 provides a longer power reserve of 55 hours.
On the Wrist & Pricing
On the wrist, the Rolex Yacht-Master 37 Everose Gold ref. 268655 looks and wears smaller than its actual size and more like a 35 mm Watch Replica —next to a Rolex Datejust ref. 116200, it looks somewhat smaller. Additionally, for those of you concerned about the Watch Replica being too heavy due to its 18K Everose gold construction, there is nothing to worry about. This Watch Replica is actually quite light, with a total weight of only 126.1 grams —in comparison, a stainless steel Rolex Datejust on Oyster bracelet has a total weight of approximately 118 grams.
In summary, this is a great looking Watch Replica that is perfect for those wanting to maintain an ‘under the radar’ stealth look, while still pampering themselves with a solid gold timepiece.
Sticker Price $22,000 USD. For more info on Rolex click here.