Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40
Rolex is also introducing a gem-set version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40, its emblematic nautical watch. In 18ct Everose gold with a black gloss finish dial, it features a bidirectional rotatable bezel adorned with multi-colour sapphires, green tsavorites, and a triangular diamond at 12 o’clock. Waterproof, precise and reliable, the Yacht-Master 40 embodies the privileged ties between Rolex and the world of sailing that stretch back to the 1950s. This version is equipped with the innovative, elastomer Oysterflex bracelet developed and patented by Rolex.
The Yacht-Master 40’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100m (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness. Its characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18ct Everose gold. Its fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown is protected by a crown guard that is an integral part of the middle case. Fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system, the crown screws down securely against the case, providing watertight security akin to a submarine’s hatch. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Yacht-Master 40’s high-precision movement.
The Yacht-Master 40 is equipped with calibre 3135, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.
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