Until now, the Yacht-Master was only available in stainless steel with an available platinum bezel and was used to taking a backseat to other Rolex collections. For 2015, Rolex has released a contrasting and very contemporary version that managed to steal the new Rolex show. To start, As a result of this the Yacht-Master has been perennially stuck between the two worlds of form and function and has never really seemed comfortable in its own skin. The 116655 is set to change this. The combination of Everose case and Oysterflex bracelet that is at the heart of the watch unashamedly and unequivocally declares that this latest Yacht-Master is at home in both worlds. joinwatchsale is again the first to offer an exclusive Swiss clone version.
the 40mm case is now available in Rolex’s signature Everose gold. The bezel comes in Rolex’s proprietary ceramic blend called Cerachrom with a matte finish with polished numbers and indices.
The Yacht-Master is Rolex’s view on the perfect luxury lifestyle watch. First introduced in 1992 it’s less frequently seen on wrists than their other lines. This is because the proposition of the Yacht-Master is very specialised. The ideal Yacht-Master customer is literally someone who owns a yacht. Someone who is active but doesn’t necessarily get their hands dirty with fouled rigging, and just as likely to need to suddenly don a dinner jacket as dive into the ocean. For this rare breed of individual the Submariner is a little too functional and the Datejust not quite robust enough.
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While making regular appearances on most other top Swiss watch brands, the biggest surprise from this new watch is the use of a rubber strap, making it a first for Rolex (dubbed the Oysterflex). With the rose gold and black colorway and use of ceramic and rubber, I can bet this will be a pretty popular piece.