Light and robust, the new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in RLX titanium is the ally of those seeking freedom of movement. Especially suited to the demands and pressures of competitive sailing, it puts watchmaking excellence at the service of sporting performance.
The Yacht-Master 42 is the second watch in RLX titanium released by Rolex after the Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge, confirming that lightness is a quality to be taken seriously.
RLX titanium makes its first appearance in the Yacht-Master range. The grade 5 titanium alloy selected by Rolex is a particularly lightweight metal and is noted for its mechanical strength and corrosion resistance. Its use for the case and bracelet has reduced the weight of the watch by around a third compared to a similar watch in steel. RLX titanium is complex to work and has required the introduction of special production processes.
Technical satin finish
The combination of polished, high-sheen and technical satin finishes illustrates the brand’s excellence in finishing techniques. Together, they produce a subtle blend of textures and light, setting off the gleaming polished surface of the crown guard, and the lustrous high-sheen on the top edges of the lugs, against the matt of the technical satin finishing – with its pronounced grain – visible on the case and bracelet.