Glowing with new brilliance
An original refinement to an emblematic sailing timepiece: the Yacht-Master 42 is available in 18 ct yellow gold.
This unique gold alloy is created and cast at the brand’s foundry in Geneva, Switzerland. It offers unparalleled resistance, making the new Yacht-Master 42 an unbeatable ally on the open seas.
Its Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp, also in 18 ct yellow gold, which prevents accidental opening, as well as the Rolex Glidelock extension system that enables the wearer to adjust the length of the bracelet quickly and easily.
The black lacquer dial with hour markers in simple geometric shapes, the crystal with an anti-reflective coating and the optimized Chromalight display combine to provide excellent legibility in any circumstances.
The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with calibre 3235, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
The call of the open seas
Launched in 1992, the Yacht-Master was designed specifically for navigators and skippers. Embodying the rich heritage that has bound Rolex and the world of sailing since the 1950s, this Professional-category watch provides a perfect blend of functionality and nautical style, making it equally at home on and off the water. An emblematic nautical timepiece, it is easily recognized by its bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel made entirely from precious metal or fitted with a Cerachrom insert in high-technology ceramic.
Rolex played a pioneering role in the development of special ceramics for creating monobloc bezels and bezel inserts. Not only are these materials virtually scratchproof, their colours are also of a rare intensity and are resistant to environmental effects. In addition, thanks to its chemical composition, the high-tech ceramic is inert and cannot corrode. Rolex has developed exclusive expertise and innovative manufacturing methods that grant it complete independence in the production of these ceramic components.
On the new version of the Yacht-Master 42, the bidirectional rotatable bezel is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in matt black ceramic. Its raised graduations and numerals are first moulded into the ceramic and then polished. The first 15 minutes are graduated minute-by-minute to allow time intervals to be read with great precision. The bezel can also be turned with ease thanks to its knurled edge, which offers excellent grip.