The Rolex Yacht-Master 42 range has been expanded with yellow gold and Falcon’s eye dial variants

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 has been a part of the nautical-themed line of watches for the last three years and the Swiss watch brand has expanded the collection by revealing two new references. Joining the white gold version is the new 18ct yellow gold Rolex Yacht-Master 42. It’s the first time Rolex has created a 42mm Yacht-Master in yellow gold and the result is quite interesting. Unlike the understated look of the white gold variant, the yellow gold Yacht-Master will definitely attract more attention and won’t go unnoticed. Like the original model, the newest iteration features the signature bidirectional rotatable bezel and is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in matt black ceramic. While it retains the black lacquer dial, the timepiece gets yellow gold indices as well as yellow gold hands.

The second new reference to join the range is near identical to the existing 18ct white gold Yacht-Master 42. The only difference is a very unique dial in the new timepiece that looks very different from the usual black lacquer dial. Called “Falcon’s Eye,” the dial is finished in a blue-green hue and features a very distinctive texture. It has been designed and manufactured in-house by hand. The markers and hands are made from white gold to match the case material. Both new references are equipped with the in-house caliber 3235 self-winding movement that offers 70 hours of power reserve. Additionally, they also come fitted with Rolex Oysterflex bracelets. The yellow gold Rolex Yacht-Master 42 is priced at CHF 27,000 (about $29,000), while the white gold version with Falcon’s Eye dial will cost you CHF 30,700 (roughly $33,000).

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