BaselWorld-2015: Rolex Yacht-Master

The success of the brand with a crown contributed to the model Rolex Oyster - the world's first wristwatch, the body which was tightly protected against the ingress of moisture and dust. In the mid 20-ies of the last century, it was a real achievement watchmaking because until Oyster defining characteristic of quality timepieces have precision and reliability mechanisms. As shown by the past decades, the design of this model is able to withstand the onslaught of fashion vortex, but not avoided minor adjustments. So even now Rolex is not in a hurry to engage in fundamental changes.

The new version of the Yacht-Master released in two sizes: 40 mm with diameter and a new version with a diameter of 37 mm. The body Oyster, made of 18-carat gold Everose, includes a rotating bezel equipped with a new disc Cerachrom black ceramic with polished figures prominently stand out on the matte background surfaces. This color contrast in common with the same combination of different textures of the materials from which made the clock: polished 18-carat gold Everose case and matt black bracelet Oysterflex, dial and drive Cerachrom.

New Oysterflex bracelet watches Yacht-Master, time worked and patented by Rolex, is an alternative metal bracelets sporty, not yielding to them in this case of any strength, any water resistance and reliability. He has the aesthetic perfection, flexibility and comfort that are typical of rubber bracelets, and at the same time, it is no less durable than metal bracelets. For the convenience of the inner surface of the Oysterflex bracelet installed patented side "pads", providing a more stable position of the watches on the wrist of the owner.

The watch bracelet is equipped with safety clasp Oysterlock, made of 18-carat gold Everose to prevent accidental opening of the bracelet. New CD Cerachrom rotating bezel in black ceramic with raised figures and division is an organic continuation of the individual style of the Yacht-Master model. Polished to a shine, and dividing numbers stand out perfectly matte background, which contributes to the excellent readability of the 60-minute graduated scale. Matched color black dial, which was first used in this model, in sharp contrast with the broad arrow and pointer Chromalight, made of fluorescent material with a blue long-acting glow. This method of display provides exceptional readability in daylight and in the dark.

Housing Oyster Model Yacht-Master, preserving water resistant to 100 meters, is the standard of strength, perfect proportions and elegance. His case ring characteristic shape is made of a single block of 18-carat gold Everose. Grooved back cover and crown, equipped with triple sealing system Triplock and protective projections made in the case ring, tightly screwed to the body. Watches are equipped with lens at 3 o'clock, which provides the best readability of date. Glass lens is made of sapphire and practically resistant to scratches. Fully waterproof housing Oyster thus ensures optimum protection located inside the high-precision mechanism.

New model Yacht-Master is equipped with the caliber 3135 in the version with a diameter of 40 mm and a caliber 2236 in the version with a diameter of 37 mm. Both mechanisms have automatic winding and a fully designed and manufactured by craftsmen of Rolex. As well as all the mechanisms of production of Perpetual Rolex, calibers 3135 and 2236 are certified Swiss chronometer issued wacthes, successfully tested in the Swiss Official Chronometer Institute (COSC).