Another of Rolex’s great revelations at Watches and Wonders is the new Rolex Yacht-Master in titanium, in fact, the same had already been seen 1 year and a half ago on the wrist of Sir Ben Ainslie in the form of a prototype in titanium, which made guess that sooner or later would become real.
Under the reference number 226-627, the beautiful Yacht-Master was born, which is incredibly light, thanks to the RLX Titanium case measuring 42mm in diameter by 11.6mm thick, featuring a matte black bezel, sapphire glass with a magnifier, screw-down crown and 100m of water resistance.
The blackened dial that matches the tone of the bezel, comes with the usual configuration of round and batton shape applied hour markers and the inverted triangle at 12 o’clock, Mercedes hour hand and minute pencil hand, lollipop central seconds hand, date window at 3 o’clock and the brand inscriptions at 12 o’clock and the model identification at 6 o’clock followed by “Superlative Chronometer” and “Officially Certified”.
Inside there is no news, operating the automatic movement Caliber 3035, which runs 28,800 Vph and offers up to 72 hours of power reserve.
Unlike Ben Ainslie’s 2021 prototype, the new Yacht-Master does not come attached to a Cordura strap but instead comes on a refined titanium bracelet matching the case with an Oyster lock clasp and Easylink extension.
It is the second watch that the brand has chosen to use titanium and it is undoubtedly a winning bet, it may cause surprise given its lightness since the stainless steel or the precious materials used by the brand are felt on the wrist, however, it is undeniable its properties such as resistance to corrosion, allergies and shocks, among many others.
We have no doubt that many other models will follow the adoption of this material, for now, we have a beautiful watch that arrives more than a year late, for our part, it remains to salute the brand for this exciting news.