Rolex’s special ties with sailing date back to the 1950s, when it began to support pioneering sailors exploring new routes and attempting new records. Often navigating single-handed, they were spurred by dreams and ambition, demonstrating incredible resolve in ever-changing, often perilous conditions.
Designed for intrepid navigators and race skippers, the first watch in the Yacht-Master range was presented in 1992 in 18ct yellow gold – the first Professional model to debut in precious metal – featuring a white dial with contrasting black hour markers, and a 40mm case.
Three decades later, the Yacht-Master 42 is unveiled in an 18ct yellow gold version with a black dial and Chromalight hour markers. Its rotatable bezel’s insert is made of high-tech ceramic and retains the raised, polished numerals found on the original model – a signature feature of the Yacht-Master range.
The Yacht-Master is also the only Rolex Professional-category watch that is available in 3 sizes - 37, 40 and 42 MM.