The $27,800 Rolex Yacht-Master is now for sale
It was way back in March that Rolex unveiled its new 2019 collection. Now after months of waiting, The Telegraph says one of the hottest models is now ready to hit the shelves. So what’s so special about the Yacht-Master 42mm?
The first thing you need to understand about Rolex is that they come in two styles: there’s the Classic collection and there’s the Professional collection. Classics are your Day-Dates, Cellinis, Datejust, all the more dress watch styles. On the Professional end is your Submariner, Sea-Dweller, Daytona for example.
Sitting on the fence between these two categorisations is the Yacht-Master, a dive watch in the professional series, but sitting on the highest end and with a white gold casing, it’s just as elegant as any Classic model.
Unveiled at Baselworld this year, the latest Yacht-Master comes in a 42mm case made of white gold, with the indices and hands being made of the same precious metal. The watch contrasts this super-shiny metal with a matte black bezel with embossed, oversized numbers for time keeping. The bezel, made of Rolex’s patented ceramic named Cerachrom, makes the bezel incredibly durable and offers a nice, almost-grey colour.
Another unusually sporty pairing with the precious metal is the Oysterflex strap, made of a synthetic rubber. It gives the high-end watch a nice sporty vibe. Much like the Submariners and Sea-Dwellers that came before it, the Yacht-Master has the iconic cyclops date window at the 3 o’clock position.
Powering this date function, as well as the hours, minutes and seconds is Rolex’s snazzy calibre 3235, which Hodinkee calls the brand’s most “state-of-the-art, time and date movement”. This praise is due to the piece achieving an impressive accuracy of +2/-2 seconds per day.
There’s an interesting relationship between the luxurious gold case, the mean but cool black bezel, and the sporty and casual strap. We think what this marriage does is make a watch you wouldn’t want to go deep-sea diving with, but you’d love to wear it diving off the end of your yacht.
Maybe that’s where the timepiece gets its name?
The watch is priced at around US $27,800.