Lifestyle

The Watch of the Open Sea

  • April 4, 2019
  • 1 minute read

Rolex is extending its Yacht-Master range with a new 42 mm model, the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42. Yacht-Master sailing watches are recognizable thanks to their distinctive bidirectional rotatable bezel with a raised 60-minute graduation. The Yacht-Master 42 is fitted with a Cerachrom insert in matt black ceramic that perfectly complements its black lacquer dial. Created from 18 ct white gold, this new watch heralds the arrival of this precious metal on a Yacht-Master model.

The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the profile of the Oyster case. Like all Rolex Professional watches, the Yacht-Master 42 offers exceptional legibility in all circumstances, and especially in the dark, thanks to its Chromalight display. The broad hands and hour markers are filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting glow.

The Yacht-Master 42’s Oyster case also guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness and reliability. The winding crown, fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case and is protected by an integral crown guard. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Yacht-Master 42’s high-precision movement.

The Oysterflex bracelet on this new model is equipped with a Rolex-designed and -patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct white gold, which prevents accidental opening. It also features the Rolex Glidelock extension system, also designed and patented by the brand. This innovative bracelet is made up of flexible metal blades manufactured from a titanium and nickel alloy. The blades are over moulded with black high-performance elastomer, a material that is particularly resistant to environmental effects and very durable.

This new model is also equipped with calibre 3235 – at the forefront of watchmaking technology – a first for the Yacht-Master range. Calibre 3235 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. It guarantees a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. Like all Rolex watches, the Yacht-Master 42 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.

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