At the 2019 Basel International Watch and Jewelry Show, replica Rolex watches launched the new reference 226659 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42, which is currently only available in 18ct white gold. This is all technical specifications as well as price and quick analysis, and then we will conduct hands-on practice at the 2019 Basel International Watch and Jewelry Show.
Rolex is known for its rapid and crazy response to the trend of luxury watch taste development. The trend of large watches has been around for almost two decades, but Rolex has been spending time in introducing larger variants of its beloved basic models. 2017 witnessed the release of the 43-mm-wide Sea-Dweller, which is now accompanied by this 2019 new 226659 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 adding a distance of 2 mm to the yacht master.
We decided on the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42, but the larger case now encapsulates the new-generation Rolex 3255 movement. This is the latest development of a Rolex movement, which started before the Day-Date in the 1940s and has since reached the selected model in the selected collection. The new movement provides a longer service period (I heard that Rolex’s AD first movement service price is 10 years), and the power reserve has been extended from 48 hours to about 3 days or 72 hours. The new movement also has a more efficient train architecture, matching the Chronergy escapement, which can further optimize energy efficiency.
The bezel also seems to use a novel process: on the Yacht-Master 42, the two-way rotatable bezel is equipped with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom bezel insert, which is now made of matte black ceramic. In addition, the raised scales and numbers are first molded into the ceramic, and then polished to make these scales become small islands floating in the ceramic.