Rolex, a brand known for tradition in its watch designs, has recently made a bold statement introducing a striking black-and-gold version of its Rolex Yacht-Master, which also features the brand’s innovative “Oysterflex” bracelet in matte black.
This stunning release has a new black and 18 ct Everose gold version of its nautical Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, fitted exclusively with the innovative Oysterflex bracelet developed and patented by Rolex. The Oyster case of the new Yacht-Master is guaranteed to be water-resistant to 300 meters. The raised, polished black numerals and indices on the bezel create a subtle but significant contrast with the matte black background, aiding in legibility. And the magnifying date window at 3 o’clock means the owner should not have to squint at his watch to remember what day it is.
A first on the new Yacht-Master is the dial-matching black Oysterflex bracelet. Like the case, the Rolex Oysterlock safety clasp is made of Everose gold — an alloy containing gold, copper, and a smidgen of platinum — which Rolex makes in its own foundry.
The new Yacht‑Master is offered in two sizes: 40 mm and a new 37 mm diameter.
MODEL CASE: Oyster, 40 mm, Everose gold
OYSTER ARCHITECTURE: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
DIAMETER: 37, 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)
OSCILLATOR: Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
WINDING: Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
BRACELET MATERIAL: Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
CLASP: Folding Oysterlock safety clasp