Made for sailing


The waterproof and robust qualities of this model make it the ideal watch for water sports and sailing in particular.

Exceptional legibility

Like all Rolex Professional watches, the Yacht-Master offers exceptional legibility in all circumstances, even in the dark thanks to its Chromalight display. The broad hands and hour markers in simple shapes – triangle, circle, rectangle – are filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting glow.

Yacht Master I Legibility


The Yacht-Master 37 and Yacht-Master 40 are the only two models in the Rolex catalogue offered in Rolesium versions: the bezel is fashioned from platinum while the rest of the watch is in Oystersteel. These versions also harbour a turquoise- or red-lacquer seconds hand echoing the colour of the Yacht-Master inscription on the dial.

18 ct Everose gold

This exclusive 18 ct pink gold alloy – created and cast by Rolex – features a slightly stronger colour than traditional pink gold and exhibits subtle cool tones. Its sophisticated and contemporary colour resonates particularly well on watches that combine gold and Oystersteel, known as Rolesor versions (a combination of Oystersteel and gold).

Everose gold
Cerachrom bezel

Cerachrom bezel insert

The matt black monobloc Cerachrom bezel insert of the Yacht-Master is made of an extremely hard, virtually scratchproof ceramic whose colour is unaffected by ultraviolet rays, seawater or water that is chlorinated. In addition, thanks to its chemical composition, the high-tech ceramic is inert and cannot corrode. The numerals and inscriptions are moulded in the ceramic and coloured with gold or platinum using a PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) process.

Yacht-Master I

Bracelets and clasps

The Yacht-Master’s versions in 18 ct gold are fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet. Developed by Rolex and patented, this innovative bracelet singularly combines the robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the suppleness, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap. It is composed of two flexible curved metal blades – one for each bracelet section – overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer. This material is resistant to environmental effects, non-allergenic and very durable. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with longitudinal cushions. Fitted with an 18 ct gold Oysterlock safety clasp, the Yacht-Master’s Oysterflex bracelet also features the Rolex Glidelock extension system, designed by the brand and patented. This inventive toothed mechanism, integrated beneath the clasp, allows fine adjustment of the Oysterflex bracelet length by some 15 mm in increments of approximately 2.5 mm, without the use of tools.
Oyster bracelet
Developed in the late 1930s, the Oyster bracelet is a particularly robust metal bracelet with three-piece links and remains the most universal bracelet in the Oyster Perpetual collection. It is equipped with an Oysterlock folding clasp, which prevents accidental opening and the Easylink comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex. This ingenious patented system allows the wearer to adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, for additional comfort in any circumstance. The Oyster bracelet in RLX titanium also includes patented ceramic inserts – developed by Rolex – inside the links to enhance its flexibility on the wrist and its longevity.

The Yacht-Master’s 60-minute graduated bezel is made entirely from precious metals or fitted with a Cerachrom insert in high-tech ceramic.

Cerachrom bezel insert

Calibres 3235 and 2236

Superlative movements

Calibre 3225
The Yacht-Master 40 and Yacht-Master 42 are equipped with calibre 3235, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. This self-winding mechanical movement incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also resistant to strong magnetic fields. Calibre 3235 is fitted with the Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, its power reserve extends to approximately 70 hours.
Calibre 2236
The Yacht-Master 37 is equipped with calibre 2236. This self-winding mechanical movement with date function is entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. It is fitted with the patented Syloxi hairspring. Made in silicon, this hairspring provides great stability in the face of temperature variations and is resistant to strong magnetic fields and shocks. Its patented geometry ensures the calibre’s regularity in any position. Like all Rolex movements, the precision of calibre 2236 has been officially certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).