Shouting its name in huge letters across the bezel, and given a mishmash of elements on its dial, there was no chance of it going unnoticed.
It was released in two variants initially, the Replica ref. 116689 in white gold was the slightly more underplayed of the pair, while the ref. 116688 in yellow gold with a bright blue Cerachrom bezel was the real grandstander.
The complex operations require not only two pushers either side of the winding crown, but also the first generation of Rolex Replica Watch Ring Command Bezel, which links the outer bezel of the watch directly to the internal movement. The bezel on the Yacht-Master II serves as a form of analogue on/off switch, locking and unlocking the various features, to facilitate the setting process for the countdown timer.
Since the original launch of the Rolex Yacht-Master II Replica collection, the range has expanded to include a two-tone Everose Rolesor edition and an all stainless steel piece, both fitted with blue Cerachom bezels.An evolution of the Cal. 4160 that contains 360 components and took Rolex over 35,000 hours to devise.
Although no one was in any doubt that the Fake watch was an impressive technical achievement, the aesthetics split opinions.