Classic style and great performance. These are the basic principles of a successful Rolex watch. Crafted from the finest materials and equipped with the most reliable self-winding automatic movements, these luxury timepieces have been the quintessential accessory for both men and women with a weakness for high end watches. The Yacht-Master is the best example for the brand’s ability of reinventing itself with simple, small steps.
The Submariner was the inspiration for the Yacht-Master. As a matter of fact, the design of these two models is incredibly similar. The main thing that differentiates them is the bezel. While the Submariner has a unidirectional Ceramic bezel, the Yacht-Master has a bidirectional Rolesium bezel. This bidirectional Rolesium bezel has its special features. It counts sailing time and it is manufactured from a combination of 18 k yellow gold and 940L stainless steel. This blend of fine materials augments its elegance and durability.
The part of a Rolex watch that fascinates the most is the dial. It is simple yet sophisticated, classic yet modern, minimalist yet functional. This mix of contrasts is always in perfect balance and fascinates our senses and imagination. Take this Yacht-Master for instance, it has an elegant grey dial with slightly extravagant 18 k gold accents around the large luminescent hour markers and thick hands. The brushed grey dial casts discrete concentric rays of light enhancing its distinction. The symmetry remains unaffected by the date window located at the 3 o’clock position which is enlarged by a 2.5X Cyclops lens.
The stainless steel case of this Rolex Yacht-Master measures 29 mm in diameter and it is complemented by an 18 k yellow gold Rolesium bezel that is completely brushed and has raised indexes. The bezel is bidirectional and gravitates around a domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The screw down winding crown and case seal the watch perfectly preventing water from getting inside even at depths of 100 meters/ 330 feet.
There is no secret that Rolex is one of the best manufacturers of high end self-winding automatic movements. Its in-house calibres are famous for their outstanding precision, functionality and durability. Intricate and unique, the 2235 Calibre that is used for the Yacht-Master offers great value to its wearer. This perpetual movement enhances the time and date functions and ensures their extremely accurate function.
Because luxury is an essential component of the Yacht-Master design, the Oyster bracelet has been manufactured from a stylish combination of polished 18 k yellow gold and brushed 940L stainless steel links. The metallic band measures 6 inches and it is adjustable as to fit most wrists. Also, it is very easy to open and comfortable due to its deployment clasp.
Since its launch in 1992 and until now, the Rolex Yacht-Master hasn’t changed that much. It is the same high end yachting watch that has a very fashionable side, ideal for elegant social events. It is that type of accessory that looks good in all situations and occasions. You can wear it while diving, sailing, exploring, at the office or at chic parties. Its beautiful aesthetics and great performances recommend it as the perfect modern designer watch.