|Quick specs Rolex Yacht-Master 40 with Gem-Set Bezel
Price: CHF 62’500 | approx $ 65,000 | approx. € 58.000 | approx. £ 51,000
Size: 40 mm
Reference: 116695 SATS
Yes, try to avert your eyes if you encounter this watch in direct sunlight. Rolex is introducing a gem-set version of the Yacht-Master 40 in Everose gold. It is called the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 with Gem-Set Bezel, with reference 116695 SATS.
A little over the top? Sure, most definitely. But this Rolex Yacht-Master 40 with Gem-Set Bezel is probably not for the Western market. The rainbow-colored bezel has 32 sapphires, 8 tsavorites and 1 diamond at 12 o’clock. Whatever your opinion is, combined with an 18-carat Everose gold case, this piece is impressive.
This is the first time the Yacht-Master 40 is ‘treated’ with such an expressive bezel. Introduced in 1992, the Yacht-Master is a staple of the Oyster Perpetual-collection. We have come across several versions of this sports watch with 40, 37 and 35- millimeter cases. Like the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose Rolesor, launched in 2016.
The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 with Gem-Set Bezel might be the perfect watch for a 1980s disco party
This is more or less the Yacht-Master 40 that already existed and like all Rolex watches. This Rolex Yacht-Master 40 with Gem-Set Bezel also carries the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. Within you find the Rolex caliber 3135, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.
Some needed attention for the strap as well. The Oysterflex bracelet is no regular rubber strap. This is Rolex and it must be special. Speaks for itself, no? Oysterflex combines robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the flexibility, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap. At its core lies a super elastic metal blade moulded with high-performance black elastomer. This is a material that is particularly resistant to environmental effects and very durable. The Oysterflex bracelet is also fitted with an 18 carat Everose gold Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening.
technical data Rolex Yacht-Master 40 with Gem-Set Bezel
Rolex 3135 | Automatic | Diameter: 28.5 mm / 12½ lignes | Thickness: 6 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 31 | COSC certified | Stop-seconds device | Hours, minutes, seconds, date | Power-reserve: 48 hours
|Case & dial:
40 mm | 18-carat Everose gold | Bezel set with 32 sapphires, 8 tsavorites and 1 diamond | Screw-down crown | Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal | Screw-down case back | Black gloss finished dial | Chromalight appliques and hands in 18-carat pink gold | Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating | Water-resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
Oysterflex | Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18-carat Everose gold
|Price Rolex Yacht-Master 40 with Gem-Set Bezel:
CHF 62’500 | approx $ 65,000 | approx. € 58.000 | approx. £ 51,000