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May 30, 2024

Rolex: Yacht-Master 42 RLX Titanium

Introduced in 1992, the Yacht-Master was designed specifically for navigators and skippers and embodyies the heritage that has bound Rolex and the world of sailing since the 1950s.

Rolex Yacht-Master 42 RLX Titanium

This year, at Watches & Wonders 2023, Rolex presetns a new version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42, for the first time in RLX titanium. The new version stands out for its technical satin finish – a satin finish with a visible grain, a feature of Rolex watches in RLX titanium – which extends to the middle case sides, the edges of the bracelet links and the sides of the clasp cover. The chamfered top edges of the middle case lugs have a high-sheen finish, while the crown guard is polished. 

Rolex Yacht-Master 42 RLX Titanium
Rolex Yacht-Master 42 RLX Titanium

With its bidirectional rotatable bezel fitted with a Cerachrom insert in matt black ceramic featuring raised and polished numerals and graduations, the Yacht-Master 42 in RLX titanium remains faithful to the aesthetics of the original model, unveiled in 2019. Waterproof up to 100 meters, the grade 5 titanium of the Oyster case is combined with a black satin dial and the classic Oyster bracelet equipped with Oysterlock folding safety clasp and Easylink system.

Rolex Yacht-Master 42 RLX Titanium

The new version of the Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with calibre 3235, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2015 and has been fitted on this model since its launch in 2019. This self-winding mechanical movement incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, this escapement is resistant to strong magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with a blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy. 

Rolex Yacht-Master 42 RLX Titanium
Rolex Yacht-Master 42 RLX Titanium

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist. (Price €. 14,150)

Rolex Yacht-Master 42 RLX Titanium