Sleek, sporty, distinguished: the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master symbolizes the privileged ties between Rolex and the world of sailing that stretch back to the 1950s. It is the only Oyster Professional model offered in three sizes: 42, 40 and 37 mm.
The Yacht-Master’s bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel is made of Cerachrom insert in black ceramic, 18 ct yellow gold or 950 platinum. The raised polished numerals and graduations stand out clearly against a matt, sand-blasted background. This functional bezel - which allows the wearer to calculate, for example, the sailing time between two buoys - is also a key component in the model’s distinctive visual identity.
The Yacht-Master’s Oysterflex bracelet, developed and patented by Rolex, offers an attractive alternative to metal bracelets. The bracelet attaches to the watch case and the Oysterlock safety clasp by a flexible titanium and nickel alloy metal blade. The blade is over moulded with high-performance black elastomer, particularly resistant to environmental effects. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with a patented longitudinal cushion system. It is fitted with an 18 ct Everose or white gold Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening.
The Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with calibre 3235, a new-generation movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. A consummate demonstration of Rolex technology, at the forefront of the art of watchmaking, this self-winding mechanical movement led to the filing of several patents, and offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability. This calibre equips a Yacht-Master watch for the first time.