Rolex is the biggest name in the wristwatch industry due to being one of the few that delivers both classical and traditional timepieces. Rolex is not a brand that releases watches every year, and the last one was the Rolex Sky-Dweller back in 2012. Before that, the last watch they released was 20 years ago, the Rolex Yacht-Master in 1992. Before that, the Rolex Daytona was released in 1964, so you can imagine how long it takes for Rolex to release new models.
But this brand is an absolute timepiece, meaning that ever model fares substantially well in today’s time.
This article will solely focus on the Rolex Yacht-Master and its models.
The very first watch in this line was the 11628, an 18 karat yellow gold piece with a white dial and 3135 Rolex movements. If the name didn’t give it away, this watch was designed to be worn at sea and has a very similar design to the Rolex Submariner.
While the Submariner was a luxury watch for those who are looking to go for an underwater dive, the Yacht-Master is designed for those who are looking to enjoy the season a yacht. This model only has the ability to reach depths of 320 feet, and it is clearly not intended to accompany underwater divers. The Yacht-Master patrols above waters, while the Submariner controls the underwaters.
The Yacht-Master is available in dimensions of 29 x 35 x 40 mm. It is available in steel and platinum, steel and yellow gold, or just yellow gold. The original watch was an 18 karat yellow gold, while the first new version was introduced two years later in 1994. This model was intended for the ladies and it was a midsized 18 karat yellow gold variation of the original one.
1999 was the year when the Yacht-Master 16622 was introduced, steel and platinum build formally known as “Rolesium”. Rolesium was patented by Rolex and it refers to its two-tone bracelets. In 2005, the Rolex Yacht-Master 16623 was introduced, a similar 18 karats yellow gold stainless steel model. For more information about the Yacht-Master and its different models, make sure to visit this website.
The Yacht-Master is one for the open seas and one for those who absolutely love sailing. This is one of the most luxurious watches Rolex has ever made, and it certainly beats the Daytona or Submariner.
As opposed to previous watches that feature a ceramic bezel, the Yacht-Master features a bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel. It can eighter be 18 karat gold or 950 platinum, both luxurious in their own respective ways.
One of the best features of this model is the fact that it allows the wearer to measure sailing time. The bezels are in contrast to the sand-blasted background which further makes the numbers easier to see. The 29 and 35 mm watches are equipped with the 2235 movement, while the 40 mm is equipped with a 3135 movement.
2010 was the year when Rolex introduced to us the Rolex Yacht-Master II, designed for professional sailors with a diameter of 44 mm. Available in 18 karat gold, stainless steel, and everose gold, or stainless steel and platinum, the Yacht-Master II is an elegant pick for those true to the cause of sailing.