2019 Baselworld Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-master 42 Watch

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 watch is extraordinary in style, and it perfectly reflects the inextricable bond between Rolex and the marine industry.

A sailing watch

   Rolex expands the Yacht-Master series with a new 42 mm case: the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master42. The Yacht-Master nautical watch is equipped with a two-way rotating three-dimensional 60-minute scale outer ring, which is extremely easy to identify. The Yacht-Master 42 has a matte black Cerachrom ceramic outer ring that perfectly complements the black lacquered dial. Crafted in 18ct white gold, this is the first time this precious metal has been used in a Yacht-Master series. The sides of the case and lugs reflect a subtle sheen, making the outline of the oyster case more prominent and more attractive.

   Like all Rolex professional watches, the Yacht-Master model guarantees clear readings in all environmental conditions, even in the dark, with the unique Chromalight display. The oversized hands and hour markers are coated with luminous material for a long-lasting glow.

   The new model is equipped with 3235 movement, a leading watchmaking technology, which is the first time that a yacht-master model has been equipped with this movement.

   Like all Rolex watches, the Yacht-Master 42 is certified by the Super Observatory Precision Timepiece, guaranteeing that the watch will perform well when worn.

High-tech ceramics

   Rolex has repeatedly pioneered the development of ceramic technology. With its top technology, Rolex has developed a one-piece ceramic outer ring and ceramic word ring. This innovative material not only resists corrosion and scratches, it does not fade even when exposed to ultraviolet light. After years of intensive research and development, the brand has developed a unique set of professional knowledge and innovative high-tech equipment and manufacturing processes, so it can produce ceramic components completely independently.

   The Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with a two-way rotating outer ring and a matte black Cerachrom 60-minute graduated ceramic word ring. The three-dimensional numbers and scales are made by ceramic mold method and then polished. The first 15 minutes of the circle are marked with a minute scale for more accurate timing. The outer ring teeth allow the wearer to easily grasp and rotate the outer ring.

Oyster case waterproof symbol

   The Oyster case of the Yacht-Master 42 is guaranteed to be water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet) and is a solid example of reliability. The middle case is cast from a solid piece of 18ct white gold. Rolex watchmakers use the brand’s exclusive tools to tighten the fine pitted bottom cover to seal the case, so only Rolex watchmakers can access the movement. The winding crown is equipped with a Rolex patented triple-lock triple waterproof system, which is firmly screwed to the case. The crown shoulders are integrated into the middle case to protect the winding crown. The mirror is made of sapphire and is not easy to scratch. A small window convex lens at 3 o’clock makes it easy to read the calendar. The Yacht-Master 42’s waterproof Oyster case gives the highest precision movement protection.

3235 type permanent magnet

   The Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with a caliber 3235, a new generation of movement developed and manufactured by Rolex. The self-winding movement is equipped with multiple patents, fully reflecting Rolex’s innovative technology and cutting-edge watchmaking technology, and has made further improvements in terms of precision and reliability, power reserve, anti-seismic, anti-magnetic and convenient use. Perfect.

   The 3235 movement is equipped with Rolex’s patented Chronergy escapement. The new escapement is made of nickel-phosphorus, which is not only efficient and reliable, but also immune to magnetic interference. The movement is equipped with Rolex’s patented blue Parachrom hairspring, made of a unique paramagnetic alloy cast by Rolex, and its shock resistance is ten times higher than that of a traditional hairspring. The hairspring is also equipped with a Rolex end ring to ensure that the hairspring can maintain regularity at any position. The balance spring component of the movement is equipped with a high-performance Paraflex cushioning device designed and patented by Rolex to improve the shock resistance of the movement.

   The 3235 movement is equipped with a permanent automatic winding component, and the movement is wound by a permanent rotor. The structure of the barrel and the excellent efficiency of the escapement increase the power reserve of the 3235 movement to about 70 hours. Yacht-Master watches are equipped with this movement for the first time.

Certificate of Excellence in Observatory Precision Timepieces

   Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 is certified by Rolex in 2015. This unique title proves that each watch has successfully passed a series of tests by Rolex Labs, and goes beyond the conventions and standards of watchmaking. The watch is tested only after it has been assembled to ensure that when it is worn, it can excel in all aspects of precision, power reserve, water resistance and automatic winding. The Rolex Super Chronometer precision timepiece, which is tested after the movement is installed in the case, has an average error of less than two seconds per day, which is more than twice as accurate as the average observatory-certified precision timepiece.

   The green seal is the symbol of the superb chronometer. Every Rolex watch comes with this seal and is backed by a global five-year warranty.

Oysterflex strap and oyster safety clasp

   The Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with an Oysterflex strap, which combines the sturdiness and reliability of a metal strap with the flexibility, comfort and beauty of a rubber strap. The innovative and patented strap developed by Rolex is a flexible titanium-nickel alloy sheet covered with high-performance black rubber injection molding. It is not easily affected under various environmental conditions and is durable. Oysterflex straps feature vertical cushions on the back for added comfort.

   The new watch is equipped with an Oysterflex strap with a 18ct white gold folding oyster safety buckle designed and patented by Rolex to prevent the buckle from accidentally opening. The strap is also equipped with a Rolex Glidelock extension system designed and patented by Rolex. This innovative rack system is hidden under the buckle cover and requires no tools. It is gradually extended at about 2.5 mm per grid, up to about 15 mm.

Case model: 226659
Oysterflex strap
Series: OysterPerpetualProfessional
Superlative Chronometer Certification *
Global five-year warranty

• Oyster case (integrated middle case, screw-in case back and winding crown)
Safety performance
• The crown shoulder is integrated with the middle case
• 42 mm
• 18ct white gold
Middle case
• 18ct white gold, polished
Outer ring
• 18ct white gold, two-way rotating outer ring
60-minute graduated matte black ceramic Cerachrom circle;
Polished, three-dimensional scale and numbers, marked in the first 15 minutes of the circle
Minute scale
Bottom cover
• Solid, screw-in, fine pit pattern
Winding crown
• Screw-in, triple-lock triple waterproof system
• Scratch-resistant blue crystal
• Double anti-reflective small window convex lens to enlarge the calendar
Waterproof depth
• 100 meters (330 feet)
• Rolex 3235 movement
• Permanent motion rotor for two-way automatic winding for mechanical movement
• Within two seconds of each day (after the movement is installed in the case)
• Central hours, minutes and seconds
• Reliable fast-adjusting instant jump calendar at 3 o’clock
• Stop-second function to accurately adjust the time
Balance with hairspring
• Frequency: 28,800 times per hour (4 Hz)
• Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
• Rolex End Circle
• Extra large inertia fine-tuning balance wheel
• Four gold fine-tuning nuts for precise time adjustment
• Balance splint
• High-performance Paraflex cushioning device
• High-performance Chronergy escapement
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus alloy fork and escape wheel
• 31 rubies
Power reserve
• About 70 hours
• Black paint
• 18ct white gold hour markers, easy to read Chromalight luminous (persistent blue light)
• 18ct white gold hands, easy-to-read Chromalight (long-lasting blue light)
• Oysterflex
• High-performance rubber-coated elastic metal sheet
• 18ct white gold folding oyster safety clasp
• RolexGlidelock extension system (approximately 2.5mm step by step, up to about 15mm)