THE STORY BEHIND THE ROLEX YACHT-MASTER
Inspired by the world of sailing, the Rolex Yacht-Master embody the true spirit of yachting ..
Almost everyone these days knows the Rolex name. It’s hard not to when they supply such a wide range of luxurious, and opulent timepieces that can be spotted from a mile away. And it’s not just their looks that make these watches stand apart from the crowd, it's the amazing precision and accuracy that comes with it.
Every single Rolex that comes from the factory has been handled with the utmost care and attention, whether it’s during the manufacturing or testing phase. Advancements in technology have enabled the company to invest in the most sophisticated watchmaking technology to assist in the entire process, meaning there may not be quite as much hands-on involvement now as there was 70 years ago but all still have a certain element of human handling involved, including those newer models such as the Rolex Yacht-Master.
If you’re a sailor, yacht-master, or simply someone who loves the sea, and are looking for a good watch to accompany you out on the water, then the Yacht-Master is the one for you. It comes in various different styles, including an 18k yellow gold model, one that’s made using Rolesium (Rolex’s term for the combination of platinum and steel), and another that don’s Rolex’s patented rose gold alloy - Everose.
This model was first introduced to the world in the 90’s, so is a mere baby among the whole Rolex family. But, don’t let that deter you in any way, as a lot of time and thought went into the making of this watch, and is now considered to be one of the more popular models populating the market today.
It was essentially born from a combination of sorts using both the Daytona and Submariner models for inspiration. The original model had no numerals, and large indices and used the same movement as that of the Submariner. It also shared some of the same sporty functions, such as a 100 metre water resistance and a triple-bolt crown.
In 2010, Rolex announced the addition of the Yacht-Master II. With a case diameter of 44mm, it’s slightly larger than its predecessor, giving even more space to show off its opulence. The other major difference is the new edition features the world’s first mechanical programmable countdown timer.
In 2012, a cobalt sunray dial was introduced to the range. And today, an even larger number of variations are available, including ceramic bezels, rubber straps, diamond embellishments, and rose gold cases.
So, if you’re looking for an accurate timepiece that speaks volumes, consider getting your hands on a Rolex Yacht-Master. They’re cool, they’re classy and look amazing in almost any circumstance. Or, if you would prefer a slightly more modern vibe, why not buy the certified Rolex Yacht-Master II as another quality investment. Both are excellent choices, with a range of styles to suit and will be sure to brighten even the dullest of days.