In 1992, Rolex introduced their first nautical inspired Yacht-Master watch built with the sailor in mind. While the Rolex Submariner was intended for those who spend their time exploring the underwater world, the supremely luxurious Rolex Yacht-Master was more suited for those who enjoyed life aboard a plush yacht.
The Yacht-Master was the first among the Rolex series of professional Oyster watches that was offered in three distinct sizes — 29mm, 35mm, and 40mm — making it ideal for either a gent’s or a lady’s wrist. Always crafted with the most precious of materials, whether in full gold, a mix of gold and steel, or a mix of platinum and steel, the Yacht-Master is the quintessential luxury sports watch yet, robust enough to handle life in the open seas. In 2015, Rolex unveiled a dramatically different looking Yacht-Master in 18k Everose pink gold available in 37mm or 40mm. Not only was the pink gold Yacht-Master the first ever within the collection to sport a black dial, but it was also the first to have its unidirectional rotating 60-minute graduated bezel fashioned from black Cerachrom ceramic and the first to be presented on the brand new Oysterflex metal and rubber strap. The 2015 Yacht-Master was an instant hit and Rolex followed it up in 2016 with a two-tone Rolesor stainless steel and Everose gold model, in addition to aRolesium stainless steel and platinum model.
In 2007, the Rolex Yacht-Master II watch sailed onto the scene as the perfect timekeeping instrument for competitive sailors. Flexing its technical prowess, the Yacht-Master II was the world’s first watch outfitted with a programmable countdown with a mechanical memory. Rolex’s Regatta Chronograph is particularly impressive because the Caliber 4161 mechanical movement within its case is controlled by the outer bezel — fittingly named the Ring Command. Boasting the largest case within the Rolex catalog, the 44mm Yacht-Master II Oyster case houses a dynamic dial that indicates all the vital timing information a yachtsman may need during a competition. The Rolex Yacht-Master II is available in full yellow gold, full stainless steel, two-tone Rolesor steel and Everose pink gold, or an ultra deluxe model in white gold and platinum.
Buying Pre-Owned Rolex Yacht-Master Watches
Whether opting for the casual chic Yacht-Master or technically advanced Yacht-Master II, there is a large variety of pre-owned Rolex Yacht-Masters to choose from. With a range of sizes, materials, and design configurations, the perfect used Rolex Yacht-Master or second-hand Yacht-Master II can be found within the Rolex secondary market at highly attractive prices.