Made its debut in 1992, Rolex Yacht-Master embodied the sailing spirit. At the very beginning, it is designed for successful men who have own yacht. The new generation of Rolex Yacht-Master made people wait for so long. With new appearance, Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose gold launched at Basel Fair in 2015. Similar to iterative progress of the Internet, Rolex Yacht-Master watch combined high technology with new innovation on the basis of early features.
Early Rolex Yacht-Master adopted 904L stainless steel case to match with platinum bezel, while Rolex Yacht-Master 40 watch Ref.116655 turned its materials to precious metal-Everose gold. Rolex created and patented an an exclusive 18 ct pink gold alloy cast in its own foundry. As time flies, the case in Everose gold never fades because of a small amount of platinum. The lugs are more bent so that they can fit to wearers’ wrists better. Thanks to triplock triple waterproofness system, screw-down case back and winding crown can be waterproof to 100 meters.
Old Yacht-Master models were available only in silver and blue dial, while the new model has a solemn black dial. Vintage matt black dial and Everose gold case presents distinctive effect. Everose gold-rimmed stick&dot markers and old Benz hands enhance overall cold style.
MATT BLACK CERAMIC
Platinum bezel of the old models were easy to be scratched, while ceramic bezel avoid it. Though matt black dial matches with matt Cerachrom, polished raised numerals insert in ceramic bezel make a big difference.
The most creative feature of Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose gold is folding oysterflex safty clasp. Different from other brands, it’s the first time that Rolex adopted rubber band. Oysterflex band is not just what we see. Titanium nickel alloy sheet was shaped according to our wrists, then it was covered with rubber coating. With the inside buffered scales, Oysterflex band is more suitable for different people’s wrists. The only shortcoming of Oysterflex band with folding oysterlock safety clasp can’t be adjusted. It isn’t cut as conventional rubber, so you only choose the appropriate one from six sizes.
What remains constant is that Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 watch Ref.116655 is equipped with Cal. 3135 by COSC, reliable and precise. As the core part of the watch, its balance-wheel adopted blue PARACHROM balance-spring patented by Rolex. The hairspring isn’t disturbed by the magnetic field, and it can keep stable work when the temperature changes. Comparing with the traditional hairspring, it’s far more precise. The power reserve of Calibre 3135 extends to 48 hours. With Cal. 3135, Rolex Yacht-Master 40 watch steel and Everose gold launched at Basel Fair in 2016. You can select the suitable one according to your personal preference.