Baselworld 2015: Rolex has introduced a new black and 18Kt Everose gold version of its nautical Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master series, fitted exclusively with the innovative Oysterflex bracelet developed and patented by Rolex. This unique 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 featured in the blog is the 40 mm version. Rolex also offers a new 37 mm diameter version as well. The new Rolex Yacht-Master 116655 Oyster case is waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), and is the epitome 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 scratch proof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimal protection for the high-precision movement.
The Rolex Yacht-Master 116655 was introduced in the spring of 2015. It was very well received and many watch enthusiasts thought this timepiece was “The Watch” at Baselworld this year.
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Rolex Yachtmaster Reference 116655 in 18Kt Rose Gold
Model case: Oyster, 40 mm, Everose gold
Oyster architecture: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 18 ct Everose gold
Bezel: Bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with matt black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, polished raised numerals and graduations
Winding crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Water-resistance: Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
Movement: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding Calibre 3135, Manufacture Rolex
Functions: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Precision: Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
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