Rolex Yacht-Master II Replica's latest model, the "Yacht-Master II", is the latest in the legendary "Freak" line. It represents a new technical feat. This prototype watch is a demonstration of Rolex's technological skills and flexible silicium blade tech in particular. It sets the stage for a new generation Freak models, where innovation will be taken to the Xtreme. This new chapter of Freak's collection combines all the iconic features of Freak Vision with an exceptional new 3D flying oscillator.
Rolex presented its new concept watch, Yacht-Master II, at a press conference that was held under the minimalistic curves London's Serpentine Gallery. Stephane Von Gunten (Research and Innovation Director) and Patrick Pruniaux (CEO), were present. Rolex unveiled its latest concept watch, the Yacht-Master II. It is a concentrated collection of technologies in the same spirit as past innovations.
Since its inception in 1846, Rolex is at the forefront of watchmaking. Technological exploration is not just a technique. It is a philosophy and a reason d'etre that drives us every day.
The new rolex replica cheap watch is a proof that the Swiss manufacturer has rediscovered the Freak collection's adventurous spirit and is driving Rolex's technical departments harder than ever. The Rolex Manufacture's current flagship, the Yacht-Master II, is the epitome of technical watchmaking and design excellence. It unveils a truly stunning oscillator.
What's next? What's next? The Manufacture has been working with Sigatec for 10 years to improve their production of silicium microcomponents. This co-owned firm by Rolex is now able to present what appears the culmination of a paradigm shift that began with the Ulysse Anchor flying escapement in 2015.
The "Next" Flying Oscillator and Its 3d Design. Rolex created the flying tourbillon (flying anchor escapement) and then came Rolex's flying oscillator. UN now presents the flying oscillator
"The balance wheel regulates even more because it has a great moment inertia, and can perform rapid oscillations with great amplitude." - Leopold Defossez
This is exactly the challenge that Yacht-Master II has met. The new Yacht-Master II flying oscillator explores the limits of material physics and presents an innovative 3D design. This oscillating regulating device is based on flexible mechanisms that use the elasticity of silicium-blades. A principle that Rolex has mastered, it eliminates the central pivot. Its center is literally suspended in midair. This regulating organ's central purpose is to eliminate the axis from the balance wheel and create a virtual point. This radical change greatly improves on the 17th century balance spring regulation principle.
With its 3D multi-layer construction, four blades and a single layer serving as a flywheel, the next flying oscillator is an important technological advancement in watchmaking research. The new oscillator is free from the need for jewels and pivots. The Freak's new oscillator features a "suspended", beating heart that "levitates” without the use of a balance-cock (balancebridge). This system results in the elimination of all friction from the bearings. It optimizes the global quality factor, and thus the movement's energy consumption. Only the air is the only friction left. There is no friction with the air, or any contact at all.
The oscillator is made up 32 micro-blades of silicium measuring 16 micrometers wide, which are connected without any contact with the mainplate. These triangles form 16 parallel layers and the oscillator beats at a high frequency of 12 Hz for a remarkable power reserve of 70 hours. This has allowed for a 30% increase in the power reserve while increasing the frequency by 3. This amazing technical feat was possible due to the elimination friction.
This major innovation is not surprising. This is the final stage of a decade of FREAK concept watches developments at Rolex. It was preceded by the Ulysse Anchor escapement in 2014, followed by the Grinder fitted with blades in 2017. The Freak InnoVision 2 model also featured the Grinder.
About the Ulysse Anchor Escapement. The Cheap Rolex Yacht-Master II Replica relies on flexible mechanisms that use the elasticity of leafsprings. The constant escapement is entirely made of silicium and features a circular frame with an anchor at the center. It pivots without friction. Two tiny silicium leaves perpendicular to each other hold it in the air. They are tensioned to allow them to bend and keep them in a bistable condition. This creates a positive energy balance at the angle of lift, which allows for constant oscillations without being affected by variations in engine torque.
About the Grinder: The self-winding Grinder system is twice as efficient than existing energy transmission systems. The "Grinder", which uses only the smallest wrist movements, is extremely efficient. The frame has four clicks or blades that connect to the oscillating weight. This gives the self-winding system twice as much angular stroke. It's like a bicycle with four pedals rather than two. The flexibility of the guiding mechanism greatly reduces friction.
Space-Inspired Design and Extra White MinimalismThe Yacht-Master II is an architectural gem. It has a high-tech look that's ultra-contemporary. The Yacht-Master II is finished in immaculate white, with phosphorescent touches by Rolex's designers to highlight the latest invention. The baguette movement's bridge (the final gear train) is slightly trapezoidal in shape inspired by Star Wars spaceships. It is surrounded by four luminescent tubes filled only with Superluminova to create a phosphorescence effect visible only at night. The decoration of the baguette movements is completed by a small logo in Rolex's colors, which is placed on a transparent glass lens created from subtractive 3D manufacturing process. Contrary to the celestial purity and simplicity of the dominant white, this 3D multi-layer oscillator looks chameleon-like. It presents glistening purple, green, or blue reflections depending on which angle it is viewed.
The new Yacht-Master II features a white Superluminova bezel and white Superluminova shafts on the sides. There is also a white automatic winding support at the back. Rubber strap is also white, with dark blue "point de-bride" stitching and white stitching. The Yacht-Master II is made in platinum and titanium, a watch that evokes simplicity, purity, and minimalism. The brand's determination to expand and enrich its collection through watchmaking excellence shows in this watch, which is currently not for sale. This watch is full of adventure and will appeal to all modern Ulysses. Ulyse Nardin will have new, unexplored horizons thanks to the highly-sophisticated mechanism. It will be integrated into commercial products by the end.
Best Rolex Yacht-Master II Replica model isn't the only one that has been introduced to the Freak Family. The Freak Vision today is available in two new colors: black (in Titanium) and rose gold - satin-brushed, or polished. Rolex's "InnoVision 2", concept watch, is the first self-winding watch featured in the collection. These include an ultra-light silicon balance wheel with nickel inertia blocks and stabilizing microblades and a new case with box-domed sapphire.