Many people are familiar with and have eaten, jelly beans, as a colorful and tasty treat. But can you imagine the beautiful, multicolored “jelly bean” appearance inlaid on the bezel of a watch? Well, it just so happens there is such a watch. Launched in 2017, the new Rolex Yacht-Master 116695SATS has achieved this stunning appearance on the face of a watch. This is the first time the classic Rolex navigation watch has been adorned with gemstones. It attracted countless eyeballs and caused quite a stir at the 2017 Basel Watch Fair. Rolex has always insisted on the mantra “steady, practical, but not flashy,” in their design styles, but the Rolex Yacht-Master series 116695SATS completely upset that tradition, and is definitely the exception to the rule. It represents a major design breakthrough at Rolex Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this creative masterpiece!
Rainbow-like gorgeous gemstone bezel
The colored and green garnet gemstones set in the outer ring of the case sparkle, and the intense contrast of colors catches the eye. This watch is also inlaid with a white triangular cut diamond at the 12 o’clock position. And any time there is a diamond on a Rolex, you can bet it will be of the highest quality, as Rolex is very picky about the selection of their diamonds. The Rolex Yacht Master Series 116695SATS watch is decorated by the repeating patterns of the different colors of a rainbow. With a jet black dial, the combination and placement of the different colors is quite beautiful. The two-way rotation of the outer circle of the scale reflects the inextricable relationship between Rolex and the maritime industry since the 1950s.
Crown in the Dial
As beautiful as this watch is, it is still really a dive watch. The watch’s crown perfectly illustrates Rolex’s attitude of excellence. It consists of ten parts, and is the first waterproof watch crown by Rolex. The chain crown is equipped with a triple-lock waterproof system, and is firmly attached to the watch case. Not only that, the crown is integrated with the middle case, which is also waterproof and adds an extra layer of protection, making the waterproof performance even better. The water resistance performance of this watch has been compared to that of a submarine.
Waterproof symbol – Oyster case
The Oyster case, invented in 1926, is a classic design of Rolex. It played a pivotal role in the development of the Rolex brand. The middle case, casted in solid 18ct eternal rose gold, is tightly screwed into the bottom of the triangle pit. It completely seals the case and provides excellent waterproof performance. Rolex’s Oyster case is elegantly shaped and proportioned perfectly. It is the very definition of sturdiness and waterproof performance- the waterproof depth being at least 100 meters.
Small window convex lens and sapphire crystal
The watch has a small date window with a convex lens design at 3 o’clock and is made of blue crystal. It has a double anti-reflective coating to ensure clearer reading of the date. This small window convex lens is Rolex’s iconic element and confers a very high degree of recognition. The mirror is made of anti-scratch blue crystal and complements the “jelly beans” bezel.
Black rubber strap
Watch enthusiasts familiar with Rolex know that Rolex uses mostly metal bracelets, but this watch uses a black rubber strap. Unlike ordinary rubber straps, this is the Oysterflex strap developed and patented by Rolex. The outer layer is wrapped with high-performance black rubber and is embedded with a super-elastic metal sheet, which can effectively maintain the shape of the strap. The strap is durable, and brings a more comfortable wearing experience. In order to prevent accidental opening of the buckle, this watch is equipped with an 18ct eternal rose gold insurance buckle. The design is very precise, and the operation is very simple, making this feature both reliable and safe.
As a pioneering brand in the watch industry, almost all parts of a Rolex are developed by Rolex themselves, and the movement of the Rolex Yacht Master series 116695SATS is no exception. This watch is equipped with the automatic winding mechanical movement 3135- its precise structure ensuring that the watch timing is accurate and reliable. Many watch enthusiasts know that the hairspring assembly is the “heart” of the watch. This watch has a Rolex patented blue Parachrom spring, which prevents the watch from being affected by magnetic fields and is 10 times more shock-resistant than traditional watchsprings. And it keeps the watch stable during dramatic outdoor temperature fluctuations. The surface of the Rolex hairspring curve is further optimized to help increase the the long term stability of the oscillator.
Rolex has always insisted on winning with quality. The Yacht Master Series 116695SATS watch, like other Rolex models, has passed a series of tests conducted by Rolex Laboratories, and has been certified by Controle Officiel Suisse Des Chronometres. This watch is a breakthrough compared to other Rolex watches, but also won the love of a lot of watch enthusiasts just because of its novelty. The rollout of this watch was somewhat controversial, as some people felt that the “jelly bean” design flew in the face of Rolex’s tradition of classic features. There is no accounting for taste, as they say, and every man has his hobbyhorse. And while Rolex insists on innovation, it builds its quality essence into every watch it makes- to the very last one. The yacht series 116695SATS is considered a unique Rolex model. It is guaranteed to be durable and highly precise. Only the design has changed- everything else is the high quality you would expect from Rolex. This watch is well loved by many people, and it is believed that it can stand the test of time and become a classic watch.
However, the price of this watch also reflects its high quality. So if you like this watch very much, but are shying away because of the price tag, then perhaps you can consider a Rolex replica watch. The price is really very favorable, less than one tenth of the price of the genuine article-and anymore, the technology of replicas is quite good. Judging by appearance alone, many professionals cannot distinguish between the original and the replica, and some of the top-level imitation watches are even imported, just like the originals. The movement, even in the imitation watch, is also of very high quality. Well, our time is up for this brief introduction to this famous watch. We will have updates on our blog post. More in-depth information can also be found at the website https://kronoswatch.sc/. I hope you will find it useful.