The YachtMaster is a popular Rolex watch that is known for its special usage. Rolex releases new models for the YachtMaster product line every year at the Basel event. Among the various YachtMaster watches, the YachtMaster II 116680 is particularly favored by watch collectors due to its blue bezel and dial. Most YachtMaster watches come in two case sizes, 40mm and 44mm. However, I would like to introduce a smaller-sized YachtMaster, the YachtMaster 268622, which has a case diameter of 37mm. This specific model is a replica produced by the AR factory. It’s worth noting that AR factory Rolex replicas, including this YachtMaster 268622, are made from 904L stainless steel, which contributes to their higher price compared to replicas made by other factories like Noob and BP. This watch is also suitable for women who appreciate larger-sized watches.
The genuine watch utilizes platinum to construct its case, while this replica watches is crafted using 904L stainless steel, which is a significant improvement compared to replicas that use 316L stainless steel. The case has a brushed finish, except for the four lugs, which are polished. The bezel is bi-directionally rotatable and is also made of 904L stainless steel. It features polished raised numerals and graduations, which contrast nicely with the sand-blasted bezel background. The case back is made of solid stainless steel and is securely screwed down. It has a special tooth design that requires a special watch tool for opening.
The dial is the most noticeable aspect of the replica watch, despite its notable difference from the genuine watch’s dial which showcases unique sun-ray patterns. Along with its vibrant blue superlume, I am pleasantly surprised by the clean and refreshing blue second hand and the blue “YACHT-MASTER” inscription. It is specifically this blue color on the dial that solidifies my decision to purchase this grey Rolex watch. The date window is positioned at the 3 o’clock mark, and there is a correctly proportioned 2.5X date magnifier on the sapphire crystal.
The replica watch features an oyster steel bracelet that has polished middle links and brushed links on both sides, providing a visually pleasing experience for the wearer. Each link in the bracelet is crafted from solid stainless steel, ensuring a weight similar to that of the genuine watch. Additionally, the watch is equipped with a deployant clasp, which has blackened engravings and is constructed similarly to the genuine watch. Furthermore, a black rubber strap can be included with the watch.