Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master
The all-new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master from Rolex is a special watch with it's solid block of 18 ct Everose gold and the innovative Oysterflex bracelet.
A Chic, Sporty and Technical Watch
Rolex is introducing a new black and 18 ct Everose gold version of its nautical Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, fitted exclusively with the innovative Oysterflex bracelet developed and patented by Rolex. This technical bracelet combines in a singular way the robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the flexibility, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap. At its core lies a superelastic metal blade overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer. The new Yacht-Master is offered in two sizes: 40 mm and a new 37 mm diameter.
New Oysterflex Bracelet
The Yacht-Master’s new Oysterflex bracelet, developed and patented by Rolex, offers a sporty alternative to metal bracelets without compromising robustness, waterproofness or reliability. Aesthetically and in suppleness and comfort, it resembles a rubber strap, while its resistance is comparable to that of a metal bracelet. The bracelet attaches to the watch case and the Oysterlock safety clasp by a flexible titanium and nickel alloy metal blade. The blade is overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer which is particularly resistant to environmental effects, very durable and perfectly inert for the wearer of the watch. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with a patented longitudinal cushion system that stabilizes the watch on the wrist. The bracelet is fitted with an 18 ct Everose gold Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening.
Cerachrom Bezel with raised numerals
The new Cerachrom insert in black ceramic fitted in the rotatable bezel is true to the Yacht-Master’s identity. The raised numerals and graduations with a highly polished finish stand out clearly against a matt background, allowing the wearer to easily read elapsed times of up to 60 minutes. The matching black dial - a first for this model - contrasts sharply with the broad Chromalight hands and hour markers filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting blue glow. This display offers exceptional legibility both in the daylight and in the dark.
The Oyster Case, Symbol of Waterproofness
The Yacht-Master’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness, proportion and elegance. The middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct Everose gold, cast by Rolex in its own foundry. Its fluted case back and the winding crown - fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system - screw down securely against the case. The crown guard forms an integral part of the middle case. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimal protection for the high-precision movement.
Calibres 3135 and 2236
The new 40 mm Yacht-Master is equipped with calibre 3135 and the 37 mm version with calibre 2236, two self-winding mechanical movements entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, 3135 and 2236 are certified Swiss chronometers, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests.
Author Mathias Haegglund
Published Mon. 23rd of Mar 2015
Updated Sat. 7th of Jan 2017