The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master is now available through the worldwide Rolex retail network (Updated with XL-pictures)

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm

I was told the quantities delivered are still very small, but the 40 /37 mm Everose Yacht-Master with the new sophisticated Oysterflex bracelet did hit the markets. Let me again show you pictures and give you detailed information about the watch and its price …


The interest for the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master during Baselworld 2015 was huge. I was among the very first to publish live taken pictures and the feedback I got was great…

So let us start right away with some new pictures …


The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master is offered in two sizes: 40 mm and a new 37 mm diameter…

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm
Rolex Yacht-Master 37 mm
Rolex Yacht-Master 37 mm


This is the new Cerachrom insert in black ceramic fitted in the rotatable bezel: The raised numerals and graduations with a highly polished finish stand out clearly against a matt background …

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm


The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master’s new Oysterflex bracelet, by the way developed and patented by Rolex, attaches to the watch case and the Oysterlock safety clasp by a flexible titanium and nickel alloy metal blade. The blade is overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer which is particularly resistant to environmental effects, very durable and perfectly inert for the wearer of the watch.

For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with a patented longitudinal cushion system that stabilizes the watch on the wrist …

This is the most sophisticated rubber strap I have ever seen! And, it fits perfectly on the wrist!

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm



Click  >>> HERE <<<  to see the pictures I took during Baselworld 2015


Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 mm

Reference (case – bracelet): 116655 – Oysterflex bracelet

Case …

TYPE: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)


MATERIAL: 18 carat Everose gold, polished finish

BEZEL: Bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with matt black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, polished raised numerals and graduations

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, double anti-reflective coating

WATERPROOFNESS: 100 metres (330 feet)


Movement …

CALIBRE: 3135, Manufacture Rolex, Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

PRECISION: Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)

FUNCTIONS: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with rapid-setting Stop-seconds for precise time setting

OSCILLATOR: Frequency: 28,800 A/h (= 4 Hz), Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, Breguet overcoil, 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


Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm

Dial …

COLOUR: Black, matt finish

HOUR MARKERS: Highly legible Chromalight appliques (long-lasting luminescence) in 18 carat pink gold

HANDS: 18 carat pink gold, Chromalight


Bracelet …

TYPE: Oysterflex

MATERIAL: Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer

CLASP: Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18ct Everose gold


Warranty …

5 years


Price …

21.550 Euro including 19 % VAT



Not seen enough?


Then click on this genuine Rolex video 🙂




What do you think? 


Very cool?

… ?


Let me know!








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16 replies on “The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master is now available through the worldwide Rolex retail network (Updated with XL-pictures)”
  1. says: Matthew Baros

    View the new Yacht-Master from every angle in a virtual showroom. 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.

  2. says: Andreas

    Well, the look of most Rolex watches doesn’t match my taste. This one doesn’t look like a typical Rolex which is positive for me.

    Viewed from a little distance – like you usually see a watch that you don’t wear yourself – it doesn’t look bad. On the other hand it is quite unspectacular. There is nothing that makes me want to pay more than 20k Euro for this watch.

    The details probably are a matter of taste. For me the hands are too old-fashioned and too playful for a contemporary watch, especially for a sports watch. The round hour markers are too big. The numbers on the bezel are too big (and still a bit hard to read). And I really hate that cyclops date lens.

    But the most important point for me is the following: A sports watch and a dive watch in particular in a gold case does make no sense! This kind of watch is worn by very old men who feel the need to compensate. Guys, wearing a golden dive watch is embarrassing.

    1. says: mezdis

      I completely agree with your last statement!

      And what is particularly interesting about it: When IWC introduced its gold Aquatimer in 2009 (Ref. 3769) the watch world was shouting and pointing at the stupidity of producing a dive watch made of gold. And now, the world is cheering and applauding Rolex for their excellent move to produce a golden dive watch (see also, for example, comments on Hodinkee).

  3. says: Hans

    This looks like a cool watch , not a box standard Rolex and will become a must have for Rolex lovers. The good news, you don’t need a fat bank account and good value for money. If the watch had name Hublot, the price will be three time , only for rich and famous.

    Rolex have done a good job, now people will head for Rolex shop instead Hoblot and have got Mr Biver to think what to do with Rolex cool must have low price watch.

  4. says: Tom

    Alexander – it may be worth to not that each model comes with a different movement – 40mm features 3135 and 37mm features 2236.
    2236 is the new generation Rolex movements with a silicone balance spring.

  5. says: Itai

    I think it is a beautiful watch. I tried it on recently and I only wish Rolex wil match also a bracelet to it in the near future.

  6. says: Debashish

    Well, I have been a Rolex-lover for umpteen years, so to me, all Rolex watches are ultra-cool.

    Normally we could enlarge your pictures by clicking on them, but here the pictures are like 84.3 KB, 94.3 KB, 109 KB etc instead of your normal 1.5 MB or 2.5 MB or even larger.

    Question is why?

      1. says: Debashish

        It is alright this time, but you see, there are many of us that enjoy your “big” pictures, so next time please ensure that we can access your “big” pictures.


          1. says: Debashish

            Thanks a lot Alexander, enjoyed your large as well as extra-large pictures immensely!!!

            Keep it up!

    1. says: Tom

      I do not agree with your assessment at all.
      I am not an Arab and I am mot a prince – but I do absolutely love the watch, it is drop dead gorgeous.
      Own a few Rollies in steel, this would be the first and only one in gold I would consider.

    2. says: Hans

      I live in Saudi Arabia most likely the price wil buy, Rolex is a must have in this county as is mean status. There are Rolex shops every where and they are very busy.

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