Rolex Yachtmaster 116655 Full Review
Behold the new rose gold Rolex Yachtmaster with the Rolex Oysterflex Bracelet: Rolex's 1st Rubber Strap
With the new rose gold Rolex Yachtmaster, Rolex watchmakers held no punches and put in nearly every great idea they ever had into one amazing watch. The Rolex Yachtmaster has been around since the early 90's and came in an assortment of materials from gold and steel all the way up to platinum. They are known for being shiny and luxurious from one end to the next. So it comes as no surprise that the world was taken by a storm when they decided to use rubber to introduce the new Rolex Yachtmaster watch reference #116655. Was it a step up or a step down for the series? PrestigeTime.com bloggers believe that pictures speak much louder than words.
Rolex Yachtmaster 116655 Full Review
The new Yachtmaster from Rolex is a 40mm rose gold case watch with a black dial and accented in Rolex's very own Everose gold. Just like their proprietary 18kt rose gold alloy, Rolex will always prefers to create the status quo and not have to rise to meet it because of anyone else.
In the new rose gold Rolex Yachtmaster, they held no punches and put in nearly every great idea they ever had into one amazing watch.
Let's start with their highly durable black ceramic "Cherachrom" bezel insert which is very resistant to corrosion. This proprietary ceramic material is extremely hard and highly scratch-resistant. It also doesn't fade with sun exposure like others. They also used their patented "Triplock" crown which screws down and locks to the case as tight as a submarine hatch. The use of Rolex's Everose gold which is their proprietary alloy has a perfect shade of pink gold that has a hue that is neither too feminine, nor too masculine. This versatile precious metal alloy is used in the crown, case, bezel, indexes and luminescent filled hour markers and hands.
At the core lies their in-house Rolex movement, the caliber 3135 which resonates at 28,800 vph containing 31 jewels and has a whopping 50-hour power reserve. Of course, it would not be complete without their "Cyclops" magnifier. The new rose gold Rolex Yachtmaster is also known as the m116655-0001.
Rolex is also no stranger to trending luxury watches. They tend to be the first in doing and introducing many things. While rubber has been around for a long time and has been used on many watches over the years, both high-end luxury watches and everything else. Rubber had no place on a Rolex watch until now. Rolex waited this long to introduce this material into their products not because they were hesitant to be part of the trend, on the contrary,
they wanted to revolutionize the rubber watch band before using it on their first ever rubber strapped watch. Creating the best rubber bracelet was something Rolex obsessed about until its perfection. Enter the new Rolex Oysterflex bracelet. A rubber coated two piece titanium bracelet with a patented cushioning system. The black elastomer coating is a similar substance to what you see on the Apple Watch. The bracelet has an Oysterlock clasp in solid Everose gold which seals the deal. Rolex held nothing back in reinventing and over engineering the perfect rubber bracelet that has the same elasticity of a metal bracelet without the initial cold feeling of a metal bracelet when first placed on a wrist. Now it's just a matter of time before a platinum Rolex comes with a rubber Oysterflex bracelet.
In 2015 Rolex introduces the Rolex Yachtmaster watch model #116655, the first Rolex watch with the all new rubber Oysterflex band. After its creation, they saw all that they have made …and it was good.
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