At first glance, the Yacht-Master 42 may not look like a new addition to the line, given its close resemblance to 2015’s Everose Yacht-Master. However, it actually introduced several firsts for the Yacht-Master line.
It’s the first time-and-date Yacht-Master to come in 42mm, thus offering a larger option for those who still find the 40mm too conservative. This also makes it the largest model of the Yacht-Master yet.
Also for the first time in the Rolex Yacht-Master’s history, the case is made in solid 18k white gold straight out of Rolex’s foundry. One can assume that this is a move to further separate it from its other look-alike, the Rolex Submariner.