We love the latest Rolex Yacht-Master 42 !

Yacht Master 42

We have been looking at the latest Rolex Yacht-Master 42 watch and we love it! In celebration of its release, we have some wonderful Rolex Yacht-Master watches in store at the moment, like this stunning 116622 Yacht-Master! It's definitely a popular choice! Let’s take a closer look into the world of the remarkable Rolex Yacht-Master.

 

“The watch of the open seas”

Rolex Farr 40 World Championship

The History of the Rolex Yacht-Master

The Rolex Yacht-Master and Yacht-Master II models embody the spirit of the sailor. Rolex has a long history with the sailing world for over fifty years, supporting the sport’s finest events. Rolex has been a partner of the Rolex Far 40 World Championships since 2001, and the winning team not only receives the World Championship trophy, but also a Rolex Yacht-Master timepiece.

The 2017 edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship returns to the Costa Smeralda for their third World Championship to be held in Porto Cervo. The event, with the support of sponsor Rolex will see the one-design fleet compete from the 13th to 16th July. The Rolex Farr 40 World's became a major force in grand-prix racing, where victory is purely down to the skill of the sailors. Initially launched in 1997, the Farr 40 has been regarding as a unique meeting of business and sailing elites. The class rules were devised to create a level playing field where winning depends on the performance of the crew more than the design of the equipment. The yacht owners must skipper their own craft, and the rules require that the boats and total weight be equal. The crew of the 12 boats entered must work together extremely well and the race will be quite intense!

  

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A Watch for Sailing Enthusiasts

In yacht racing there are crucial decisions to be made with split-second precision. Rolex recognised the need to create a timepiece with this in mind. The Rolex Yacht-Master was first introduced in 1992 with the model 16628 in18-carat yellow gold. Due to popularity of The Submariner, Rolex developed another watch around the nautical theme. Like other Rolex sports watches, the Yacht-Master was designed to face extreme conditions.The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II was first introduced in 2007, and its regatta countdown function was developed exclusively for Rolex. This was such an an important feature due to the need for very precise timing during the crucial starting sequence of a regatta. It is extremely precise and provides synchronisation with the starting sequence of a yacht race.

The latest YACHT-MASTER 42 and it certainly has that bold and distinguished marine design! For the sailing enthusiasts out there, Rolex has extended its Yacht‑Master range with a new 42 mm model: the Oyster Perpetual Yacht‑Master 42. This new model is equipped with calibre 3235 – at the forefront of watchmaking technology – a first for the Yacht-Master range. 

 

Please do take a look at our current Yacht Master watches available in store now!