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Well, the time has come. And last year’s rumors on social networks and watchmaking gossip about the possible use of titanium in Rolex have become absolute truth. The signature that he has made of the Oystersteel an invincible banner, he launches a spectacular titanium version of his illustrious sea dog. Rolex presents the new version of its Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, for the first time, in RLX Titanium —the strongest and lightest Rolex special alloy of grade 5 titanium—. Voyage on the high seas with the new Rolex captain.
After the first piece in titanium in the history of the firm, the most interesting thing is to have worked in titanium the oyster box, conceived as an impassable monobloc piece. This new version is distinguished by a highly technical satin finish. Very marked, the satin finish extends to the flanks of the middle case, to the edge of the bracelet links and to the sides of the clasp cover. In addition, the upper edges (formerly chamfered) of the middle lugs are polished, while the crown protectors are polished. The crown and bottom of the Yach-Master are screwed in and also both components are made in the RLX titanium from the Geneva firm.
This Titanium Rolex Yacht-Master 42 RLX it stays true to the aesthetics of the model introduced in 2019. Originally launched in 1992, the Yacht-Master was specially designed for boaters and captains. It symbolizes the union between Rolex and the world of sailing since the 1950s. It sports a deep black dial with a fine satin finish. He bi-directional rotating bezel bring a disc Cerachrom black ceramic matte with raised and polished graduations and numerals. Its Oyster bracelet, also made in titanio RLX with ceramic inserts, it has the comfortable Easylink quick extension system. 42mm solid one-piece, triple-locking Triplock crown and sapphire crystal with lens Cyclopswhich guarantees hermeticity to 100 meters.
Manufacture caliber 3235
The in-house 3235 caliber It has all the high technology already recognizable by the followers of the firm: spiral Parachrom azul paramagnéticaChronergy escapement and nickel-phosphorus lever and wheel also with paramagnetic properties. It presents a great stability against temperature variations, as well as a high resistance to shocks. Its hairspring with the final Rolex curve guarantees the regularity of the march in all positions. And the oscillator is mounted on shock absorbers high performance Paraflex shocks, developed by the brand and patented, which strengthen it against blows. As for the oscillating weight, it is now equipped with an optimized ball bearing. A self-winding mechanism powered by rotor Perpetual. Thanks to the architecture of its barrel and the superior performance of its escapement, it has a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
Superlative chronometer for sailing
The caliber 3235 was one of the state of the art movements from the Swiss house. Other pieces include the Submariner Date and Sea-Dweller with this caliber. Like all Rolexes, it is certified by Superlative Stopwatch redefined in 2015. Its green seal provides an international guarantee of five years. Refined nautical aesthetics that responds with the same high performance to the demands of sports sailing.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42
Caliber 3235 automatic, march 70 hours; Superlative Stopwatch
Hours, minutes, seconds and date
RLX titanium case and bezel, 42mm; 100 meters
Matt black dial with a fine satin finish
RLX Titanium Bracelet with Ceramic Inserts