Unveiled at Watches and Wonders 2022, the new Rolex Yacht-Master 126679 SABR watch in a 40mm white gold case is adorned with diamonds and colored sapphires. Carrying the Superlative Chronometer certification, this new gem-set version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 is equipped with the self-winding calibre 3235.
The Yacht-Master is a luxurious nautical timepiece designed specifically for navigators and skippers. The ct white gold case of the new version is set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds from the lugs to the crown guard.
The rotatable external bezel is embellished with 8 trapeze-cut diamonds, 32 trapeze-cut sapphires (pink, light blue, purple and dark blue) and a triangular diamond at 12 o’clock.
The new Yacht-Master features a reliable and robust Oyster case measuring 40mm diameter. Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct white gold. Secured with a fluted, hermetically screwed down case-back, the watch has a water resistance of 100 meters.
The screw-down Triplock winding crown is fitted with a triple waterproofness system and protected by an integral crown guard. The scratch-proof sapphire crystal glass has a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date.
The in-house self-winding calibre 3235 incorporates several innovative features like Chronergy escapement, blue Parachrom hairspring, Rolex overcoil and Paraflex shock absorbers. Automatically wound with a perpetual rotor, the movement offers a power reserve of 70 hours.
The new Rolex Yacht-Master 40 gem-set watch comes with an Oysterflex bracelet with a patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct white gold.
Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40, Reference 126679 SABR
Material: 18 ct white gold
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Middle case: 18 ct white gold, lugs and crown guard set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.89 ct), polished sides
Bezel: 18 ct white gold, bidirectional rotatable, set with 8 trapeze-cut diamonds (approx. 0.92 ct), 32 trapeze-cut sapphires(8 pink, 8 light blue, 8 purple and 8 dark blue – approx. 4.27 ct) and one triangular diamond (approx. 0.15 ct) at 12 o’clock
Case back: 18 ct white gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct white gold, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: -2 /+2 sec./day, after casing
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for exact time setting
Oscillator frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold
Traversing balance bridge
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Escapement: Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Intense black, gloss, fine satin finish
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct white gold
Rolex Glidelock extension system (approx. 15 mm in increments of approx. 2.5 mm)
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
International five-year guarantee