Baselworld 2015 - Rolex is introducing a new black and 18ct 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 flexibility and aesthetic of an elastomer strap.
This new Yacht-Master is offered in two sizes: 40 mm and a new 37 mm diameter. Its Oyster case in 18ct Everose gold includes a rotatable bezel fitted with a new Cerachrom insert in black ceramic with polished raised numerals on a matt background. This finish underscores the similar contrast between the polished 18ct Everose gold watch case and the matt black of the Oysterflex bracelet, dial and Cerachrom insert....
"...The blade is overmoulded with highperformance black elastomer which is particularly resistant to environmental effects, very durable and perfectly inert for the wearer of the watch. The bracelet is fitted with an 18 ct Everose gold Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening."
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 highperformance black elastomer which is particularly resistant to environmental effects, very durable and perfectly inert for the wearer of the watch. The bracelet is fitted with an 18 ct Everose gold Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening.
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 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 that have passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests.