The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, the emblematic nautical watch, embodies the privileged ties between Rolex and the world of sailing that stretch back to the 1950s. Sleek, sporty and distinguished, the Yacht-Master is just as at home on the deck of a yacht on the open sea as on land in an elegant yacht club lounge.
AN IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZABLE BEZEL
The Yacht-Master is easily recognized by its bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel made of 18 ct yellow gold, 950 platinum or a technical ceramic (Cerachrom insert). The raised polished numerals and graduations stand out clearly against a matt, sand-blasted background. This characteristic and functional bezel – which enables the wearer to calculate, for example, the sailing time between two buoys – plays a full part in creating the unique visual identity of the model.
LUMINESCENT CHROMALIGHT DISPLAY
The Yacht-Master offers great legibility in all circumstances, especially in the dark, thanks to its Chromalight display, uniqueto Rolex. The broad hands and hour markers are filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting blue glow.
THE YACHT-MASTER, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER
Like all Rolex watches, each Yacht-Master is certified as a Superlative Chronometer. This exclusive designation affirms that it has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed normal watchmaking standards. These tests are carried out on the fully assembled watch, in order to guarantee its superlative performance on the wrist.
BRACELET AND CLASP: SECURE AND COMFORTABLE
The Yacht-Master models on metal Oyster bracelets are fitted with the ingenious Rolex-patented Easylink rapid extension system that allows the wearer to easily increase the bracelet length by approximately 5mm, for additional comfort in any circumstance. The bracelets of all the Yacht-Master models are equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp, developed and patented by Rolex, which prevents accidental opening.
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Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, Rolex pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, exploration, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities, as well as philanthropic programmes.