Even though Rolex didn’t release what I wanted to see at this Baselworld 2015, I am sure they made a lot of collectors out there happy with the release of the NEW Yacht-Master in 18K Everose with black ceramic bezel.
This watch is available in 37 and 40 mm and is constructed out of the stunning Rolex 18K Everose. Also each size is equipped with it’s own calibre movement, 3135 for the 40 mm version while the 37mm has a caliber 2236. From the execution of the black ceramic bezel with raised numbers to the black maxi dial with applied markers, to the 18k everose case, to the patented Oyster Flex bracelet, this watch is the perfect combination between sporty and dressy.
From a distance the strap appears to be a well made black rubber strap, but it’s so much more. It has the structural foundation of a metal bracelet and the water resistance and construction of a high grade rubber strap without compromising the integrity of the watch. This new Rolex Oyster Flex bracelet also highlights “a patented longitudinal cushion system,” which enables it and the watch to fit securely on the wrist. Finally, the bracelet is finished with an 18k Everose-gold “Oysterlock” clasp.
This watch has a screw down crown and is water resistant to 100 meters (336 feet) and can be immersed in water swimming or diving, but since it’s made out of 18K Everose, I wouldn’t advise it.
Technical Specs of th Rolex Yacht-Master in Everose
Oyster, 40 mm, Everose gold
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
18 ct Everose gold
Bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with matt black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, polished raised numerals and graduations
Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
3135, Manufacture Rolex
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp