Rolex Yacht-Master is largely known as the watch of the open sea. It is the quintessential instrument for yachting enthusiasts that like to mix luxury with their sailing passion. It is more than just another casual Rolex watch. It is the compass for the modern adventurer who loves to explore the infinite waters.
The first Yacht-Master was introduced in 1992 and it was the second nautical-themed watch produced by Rolex, the first one being the Submariner. Seeing the huge success of the Submariner, the brand decided that the market was looking for other exceptional sea instruments. As at that time sailing was one of the most popular water sports, the idea of creating the Yacht-Master came naturally. Because the design of the Submariner was so popular among professionals, the Yacht-Master was at first pretty identical looking. The most obvious aesthetic difference was in the bezel which was metallic and had raised indexes.
Basically, the initial Yacht-Master was a luxury version of the Submariner. The Submariner was an underwater instrument meant to be functional and comfortable whereas the Yacht-Master was a watch meant to be worn above waters by stylish millionaires passionate by yachting. Nowadays it is still considered a high-end watch suitable for wealthy people regardless if they like sailing or not. Wearing one of these watches is a true fashion statement, a way of telling the world that you are rich, stylish and modern.
The main reason why over the decades the Rolex Yacht-Master has preserved its charm and popularity are its casual yet functional characteristics. The professional models feature thick hands and over-sized hour markers that enhance its legibility in all lighting conditions. The watch is suitable both for open sea adventures on board of luxury yachts and for dry land social events.
One of the most interesting highlights of the Yacht-Master collection is the Rolesium material which is an innovative combination of gold and 904L stainless steel. The watch has a bracelet and case manufactured from the very durable 904L stainless steel whereas the bezel is made from Rolesium. The beauty of this special material is that it has a distinctive whiteness and shine.
The silver dial of the Rolex Yacht-Master is made from platinum. It has large luminescent hour markers outlined by 18 ct gold, well defined hour and minutes hands, a vivid red seconds hand for optimum legibility and a date window at the 3 o’clock position. To ensure perfection, most of these parts are manufactured manually by Rolex artisans.
The 29 mm stainless steel case of this ladies watch is waterproofed to a depth of 100 meters/330 feet and it is adorned with a splendid scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The entire case and oyster bracelet have gorgeous brushed surfaces that complement the luxurious look of the Yacht Master.
The stainless steel band measures 6 inches and its size is adjustable. Also, to offer extra comfort and functionality it comes with a deployment buckle.
This Rolex Yacht-Master for ladies comes with a 2235 calibre which is a much appreciated self-winding mechanical movement created exclusively by Rolex. Its architecture, precision and durability make it the perfect engine for high end Rolex models such as the Yacht Master.
Out of a sea of luxury watches the Rolex Yacht Master distinguishes itself as a very fashionable and functional timepiece meant for the modern sailing passionate who adores mixing style with utility.