Rolex is introducing a gem-set version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40, its emblematic nautical watch. In 18 ct Everose gold with a black gloss finish dial, it features a bidirectional rotatable bezel adorned with multicolour sapphires, green tsavorites, and a triangular diamond at 12 o’clock. Waterproof, precise and reliable, the Yacht-Master 40 embodies the privileged ties between Rolex and the world of sailing that stretch back to the 1950s. This version is equipped with the innovative, elastomer Oysterflex bracelet developed and patented by Rolex.
Like all Rolex watches, the new Yacht-Master 40 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015, which ensures singular performance on the wrist.
THE OYSTER CASE, SYMBOL OF WATERPROOFNESS
The Yacht-Master 40’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness. Its characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct Everose gold. Its fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown is protected by a crown guard that is an integral part of the middle case. Fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system, the crown screws down securely against the case, providing watertight security akin to a submarine’s hatch. 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 optimum protection for the Yacht-Master 40’s high-precision movement.
PERPETUAL CALIBRE 3135
The Yacht-Master 40 is equipped with calibre 3135, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture, manufacturing quality and innovative features make it singularly precise and reliable. The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a blue Parachrom hairspring patented and manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive alloy. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the Parachrom hairspring offers great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. A Rolex overcoil ensures its regularity in any position.
Calibre 3135 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 48 hours.
OYSTERFLEX BRACELET AND SAFETY CLASP
The Yacht-Master 40 is fitted on an 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, a material that is particularly resistant to environmental effects and very durable. The Oysterflex bracelet is also fitted with an 18 ct Everose gold Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening.
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
18 ct Everose gold, polished finish
Set with 32 sapphires, 8 tsavorites and 1 diamond
Screw-down with Rolex fluting
Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Integral part of the middle case
Scratch-resistant sapphire Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
100 metres (330 feet)
3135, Manufacture Rolex Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
−2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with rapid-setting Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz) Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring Rolex overcoil Large balance wheel with variable inertia High-precision regulating via four
gold Microstella nuts Traversing balance bridge
Approximately 48 hours
Black, gloss finish
Highly legible Chromalight appliques (long-lasting luminescence) in 18 ct pink gold
18 ct pink gold, Chromalight
Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct Everose gold
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