Rolex CollectionRolex Yacht-MasterYacht-Master 42

Reference

226659

Model Case

Oyster, 42 mm, white gold

Oyster Architecture

Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

Diameter

42 mm

Material

18 ct white gold

Bezel

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

Winding Crown

Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system

Crystal

Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date

Water Resistance

Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement

Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding

Calibre

3235, Manufacture Rolex

Precision

-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

Oscillator

Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Winding

Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

Power Reserve

Approximately 70 hours

Bracelet

Oysterflex

Bracelet Material

Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer

Clasp

Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system

Dial

Falcon’s eye

Details

Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification

Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Yacht-Master | 226659 | Yacht-Master 42 | Dark dial | Falcon’s eye dial | Bidirectional Rotatable Bezel | 18 ct white gold | m226659-0004 | Men Watch | Rolex Official Retailer - Time Midas Rolex Yacht-Master | 226659 | Yacht-Master 42 | Dark dial | Falcon’s eye dial | Bidirectional Rotatable Bezel | 18 ct white gold | m226659-0004 | Men Watch | Rolex Official Retailer - Time Midas
Rolex Yacht-Master | 226659 | Yacht-Master 42 | Dark dial | Falcon’s eye dial | Bidirectional Rotatable Bezel | 18 ct white gold | m226659-0004 | Men Watch | Rolex Official Retailer - Time Midas

Falcon’s eye dial

The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. Characterised by hour markers fashioned from gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.

Rolex Yacht-Master | 226659 | Yacht-Master 42 | Dark dial | Falcon’s eye dial | Bidirectional Rotatable Bezel | 18 ct white gold | m226659-0004 | Men Watch | Rolex Official Retailer - Time Midas

Bidirectional Rotatable Bezel

The Yacht-Master’s bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel is made of precious materials. The raised polished numerals and graduations stand out clearly against a matt, sand-blasted. 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 | 226659 | Yacht-Master 42 | Dark dial | Falcon’s eye dial | Bidirectional Rotatable Bezel | 18 ct white gold | m226659-0004 | Men Watch | Rolex Official Retailer - Time Midas

18 ct white gold

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct 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 | 226659 | Yacht-Master 42 | Dark dial | Falcon’s eye dial | Bidirectional Rotatable Bezel | 18 ct white gold | m226659-0004 | Men Watch | Rolex Official Retailer - Time Midas

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.

Time Midas is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

A new jewel shines on the surface of the sea: for the first time, the Yacht-Master 42 is available in yellow gold – an inspired and original refinement to the emblematic sailing timepiece that in no way alters its course. Rolex is presenting a new version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42. From now on, the nautical watch is also available in 18 ct yellow gold, after having been offered uniquely in 18 ct white gold. The new version, which, like the original model, includes a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a Cerachrom insert with a raised graduation as well as the innovative Oysterflex bracelet, benefits from an optimized Chromalight display. The hour markers and hands are filled or coated with a new luminescent material, exclusive to Rolex, that guarantees a longer-lasting intense glow. In daylight, these display elements also have a brighter white hue.

Rolex Yacht-Master

THE WATCH OF THE OPEN SEAS

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