The first Rolex Yacht-Master was released in 1992. It was said that Rolex wanted to recreate the Submariner which was never changed for a long time. But the original appearance was so classic. Eventually, the famous watch brand decided to maintain the Submariner and slightly changed its appearance to form a new collection – The Rolex copy with gold case ref.11628 was launched.
The original Yacht-Master 11628 looked similar to Submariner and both of them had been equipped with calibre 3135. The differences were the color,material and waterproofness. Later, Rolex added many new designs and materials to make the Yacht-Master different from the Submariner and in 1999, it succeeded. The Rolex Yacht-Master fake with platinum bezel was very recognizable.
Till 2012, the blue dial Yacht-Master was released and in 2015, the release of the black Oystersflex strap knockoff watch basically established the status of the collection. This time, another new Yacht-Master with white gold case has been launched.