of the Open Seas
Style of the Yacht-Master
The Yacht-Master is revered for its casual yet purposeful allure. The blue dials or those made from mother-of-pearl evoke the marine world for which the watch was designed. The large hour markers and broad hands are reserved for Professional models and remain extremely readable in all situations. The Yacht-Master is at home on deck on the open sea as well as on land in an elegant yacht club lounge.
Bidirectional Rotatable Bezel
Function of the Yacht-Master
The Yacht-Master’s bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel is made of 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.
Rolex Sydney Hobart
Spirit of the Yacht-Master
A challenging 628 sleepless miles along Australia’s eastern coastline. The crew have no time for rest. The end of each day heralds the same mantra: just make it through the night unscathed. Iron-willed and hardened by wind and waves, they battle the black, undulating expanse. These men were made for the sea.
- Cyclops lens
- cy • clops • lens
- A magnifying lens patented by Rolex in 1953 to enlarge the emblematic date of the Datejust.
- Named after the one-eyed giant of Greek mythology.
- A signature feature of Rolex watches, easily recognisable from a distance.
- Made of the same scratchproof sapphire as the crystal to which it is affixed.
- Featuring a double anti-reflective coating to ensure extra-clear legibility of the date.
- The Rolex Way.
The Parachrom Hairspring
In a mechanical watch, the oscillator is the guardian of time. Conventional oscillator hairsprings are made of ferromagnetic alloys, leaving them vulnerable to magnetic fields, temperature variations and shocks that interfere with their precision. After years of research, Rolex created the blue Parachrom hairspring, which is finer than a human hair.
Crafted from a highly stable paramagnetic alloy that includes niobium and zirconium, it is insensitive to magnetic fields and up to 10 times more resistant to shocks. Historically, the unique blue color of the hairspring has been a sign of prestige reserved for only the most accurate timepieces.
The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function, aesthetics and technology. First introduced in the late 1930s, this particularly robust and comfortable metal bracelet with its broad, flat three-piece links remains the most universal bracelet in the Oyster collection.
The Yacht-Master 40 mm is equipped with calibre 3135, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3135 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Their architecture, like that of all Oyster watch movements, makes them singularly reliable.
The Yacht-Master 35 mm is equipped with calibre 2235, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 2235 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.
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