Dressed in an 18 ct Everose gold case with a black gloss finish dial, the new gem set version of Rolex’s emblematic nautical watch Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 features a bidirectional rotatable bezel adorned with multicolour 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. Like all Rolex watches, the new Yacht-Master 40 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.
Chronometer after casing is of the order of −2/+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.
Model: Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40
Case ref. 116695 SATS | Oysterﬂex bracelet
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 18 ct Everose gold, polished finish
Bezel: Set with 32 sapphires, 8 tsavorites and 1 diamond
Case back: Screw-down with Rolex ﬂuting
Winding crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Crown guard: Integral part of the middle case
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)
Calibre 3135, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Oscillator Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts
Traversing balance bridge
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 48 hours
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Colour: Black, gloss finish
Hour markers: Highly legible Chromalight appliqués (long-lasting luminescence) in 18 ct pink gold
Hands: 18 ct pink gold, Chromalight
Material: Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Clasp: Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct Everose gold
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