Rolex
Yacht-Master 42
Oyster, 42 mm, yellow gold

Rolex Yacht-Master - Gandelman


Reference
226658

Model case
Oyster, 42 mm, yellow gold

Water-resistance
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Bezel
Bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with matt black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, polished raised numerals and graduations

Dial
Black

Bracelet
Oysterflex

Movement
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding

Calibre
3235, Manufacture Rolex

Power reserve
Approximately 70 hours

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Yacht-Master in gold, m226658-0001 - Gandelman

The Oysterflex Bracelet

The Yacht-Master’s new Oysterflex bracelet, developed by Rolex and patented, offers a sporty alternative to metal bracelets. The bracelet attaches to the watch case and the Oysterlock safety clasp by a flexible titanium and nickel alloy metal blade. The blade is overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer which is particularly resistant to environmental effects, very durable and perfectly inert for the wearer of the watch. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with a patented longitudinal cushion system that stabilizes the watch on the wrist and fitted with an 18 kt yellow gold Oysterlock safety clasp. It 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 bracelet length by some 15 mm in increments of approximately 2.5 mm, without the use of tools.

Rolex Yacht-Master in gold, m226658-0001 - Gandelman

18 kt yellow gold

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 kt gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 kt gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.

Rolex Yacht-Master in gold, m226658-0001 - Gandelman

Bidirectional Rotatable Bezel

The Yacht-Master’s bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel is made entirely from precious metals or fitted with a Cerachrom insert in high-tech ceramic. The raised polished numerals and graduations stand out clearly against a matt, sand-blasted background. This functional bezel – which allows the wearer to calculate, for example, the sailing time between two buoys – is also a key component in the model’s distinctive visual identity.

Rolex Yacht-Master in gold, m226658-0001 - Gandelman
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Model availability

All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity.

Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Retailers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers. Gandelman is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

Rolex Yacht-Master in gold, m226658-0001 - Gandelman

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