About Rolex Yacht-Master Watches
The Rolex Yacht-Master is a recent development to the brand’s sport-specific collections. Introduced in 1992, the watch is fitted with functional and aesthetic characteristics that make the timepiece a symbol of both luxury and sport. It is highly durable and fitted with features perfect for boating. For example, there is a time-lapse bezel designed to measure an elapsed amount of time. The watch is also a visual masterpiece, containing stunning details that a wearer would be proud to wear anywhere.
Rolex very rarely introduces entirely new models, with the last one released in 1964. This makes the Yacht-Master unique. The timepiece satisfies functionally. It is water-resistant up to 30o meters and its durability impresses. Aesthetically, it is one of Rolex’s most sophisticated and luxurious pieces. It’s made up of 18k gold and is topped by a stunning white dial. These rare materials in combination with its precise design make the timepiece highly sought after.
The Yacht-Master is quite large at 40mm, and the time-lapse bezel makes it look even heavier. There is a women’s watch that measures smaller; however, it too looks large at 29mm. Since its creation in 1992, the design has remained relatively consistent. Now, however, tritium is not used on the dial markers and the engraving on the inner bezel has been updated.
This is the second watch made by Rolex to adopt a sea-based theme. The Submariner was made before the Yacht-Master and was partially made in its image. Both watches feature the same movement, and its features lead some to consider the Yacht-Master to be an upgraded and more luxurious version of the Submariner.
To guarantee water resistance, Rolex employed the Triplock winding crown, which screws down tightly against the oyster case. The bracelet, while noticeably attractive, is also highly functional. Its clasp is designed to prevent it from opening accidentally, allowing the user to wear it with confidence and the feeling of security.
In 2007, Rolex introduced a new version of the Yacht-Master called the Yacht-Master II. It has quite a few distinct differences from the Yacht-Master. For example, it has a 44mm case, a new 4161 movement, and a Ring Command bezel rotatable 90 degrees. This particular model was designed for sailors of a professional level, meant to be worn during yacht races. It employs a regatta chronograph to offer full synchronization, allowing the wearer to countdown during the race’s starting count. In addition, the timepiece has a programmable countdown featuring a mechanical memory.
The Yacht-Master II is no less stunning than the Yacht-Master. It is also available in 18k yellow, white, and Everose gold and retains some of the same features such as the Oysterlock wrist clasp and the water-resistant triple-lock crown.
Although the Yacht-Master is a new model, especially for Rolex, the brand has created a highly sought after timepiece designed with the professional in mind. Rolex’s sports watches don’t skimp on quality or aesthetics, refusing to prioritize one over the other. The Yacht-Master is no exception.