A constant companion of sea lovers and the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs, the Yacht-Master embodies the very core values of the sailing world and Rolex’s own philosophy. First and foremost of these is the construction of the Oyster case which has a caseband made from a single block of metal, and is water-resistant to 100 metres. It also sports the signature Triplock crown and a screwdown caseback.
In the new Yacht-Master, however, the case has an all-new 42mm diameter and is made from 18 carat white gold with a bi-directional rotating bezel with a graduated matt black Cerachrom disc.
The movement is new too
It is the 3235 automatic calibre with central second and date. All this adds up to a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. The new watches features multiple Rolex patents, not least the Chronergy escapement, the Parachrom blue hairspring and the Paraflex shock protection system.
As with all of Rolex’s pro watches, the Yacht-Master was designed to be extremely easy to read in all kinds of light conditions – there is Chromalight super–luminova treatment on both hands and indices. The date is also very visible too, thanks to a sapphire glass window with Cyclope lens at 3 o’clock.
Oysterflex watch strap
The Oysterflex is both comfortable and secure as it comprises flexible metal blades made from a titanium and nickel alloy overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer for superior durability and toughness. It also includes the famous Oysterlock safety clasp in white gold complete with the Rolex Glidelock extension system.
As with all new-generation Rolex watches, the Yacht-Master is Superlative Chronometer officially certified which means it has passed the incredibly strict tests carried out in the manufacture’s laboratories when the movement has already been inserted into the case and following official Chronometer certification procedures. The result is guaranteed precision in the order of -2/+2 seconds per day, water-resistance, automatic winding and the power reserve.