ON COURSE FOR ELEGANCE
After its entry into a new dimension, the professional nautical watch sets sail in a refined finish. Perfect to stand out at sea as well as on land!
Ever since its debut in 1992, Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master watch never ceases to be firmly in tune with the times, responding with style to the need for elegance among gentlemen sailors. Introduced in 2019 exclusively in white gold in an unprecedented diameter, 42mm, it is this version enjoying a new personality with, for the first time, a case machined in yellow gold, water resistant to a depth of 100 meters. The warm hue of the precious material combines ideally with the bi-directional rotating bezel equipped with a graduated matte black ceramic disk. This enables, as the manufacturer points out, to measure the time between two buoys in a regatta. It is also aptly combined with the Oysterflex wristband adorned with the same dark tone.
On the black lacquered dial, the emblematic hands and the large hour markers forming the hour circle are dressed in Chromalight. This is a high-intensity luminescent paint with prolonged emission to ensure optimal legibility of the hours and minutes under all light conditions. As for the date at 3 o’clock, it is amplified by the inevitable Cyclops magnifying glass. The reference 226658, as with the previous variations, is driven by the powerful caliber 3235 with 70 hours of power reserve. It is equipped with a nickel-phosphorus escapement insensitive to magnetic fields. As with all of the Rolex models, it holds the Superlative Chronometer certification. Let us recall that this self-winding movement has a precision measured at -2/+2 seconds per day.