For many, this is going to be the curveball in this list. But I absolutely love this watch. From the moment the perfect replica Rolex Yacht-Master 40 in Everose gold (ref. 116655) was released in 2015, I was smitten. The combination of rose gold with the matte black bezel insert and the black dial is brilliant. This is an understated timepiece that can easily be your rose gold daily wearer without being too flashy.
There are quite a few Rolex enthusiasts that say the Everose gold Daytona with the same Oysterflex bracelet is an aesthetically similar watch and the better pick. The only thing I can say is that I strongly disagree with you. There is a reason there is no Daytona in this list and let’s leave it at that. In 2019 Rolex updated the Yacht-Master 40 in Everose gold (ref. 126655) with the new Caliber 3235. And 1:1 best fake Rolex replaced the easy-link clasp with the glidelock clasp.
Is that reason enough to visit an AD and order one for €26,000? The short answer is no. The longer answer is that this is one of the current Rolex watches that doesn’t sell above list price pre-owned. You could quickly earn a couple of thousand Euros by buying a grey market or a pre-owned one. And a second option would be to go for the first generation ref. 116655 and save even more. Either way, I would not be on my way to my local AD for this gem.