The Rolex Yacht-Master 42 TITANIUM Prototype Worn by Sir Ben Ainslie
Rolex is well known today for being a luxury brand rather than the watchmaker of choice for the adventurers, divers, pilots and astronauts who are profiled in these pages.
In creating a watch especially designed for the most competitive regattas, Rolex approached the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Sir Ben Ainslie, and asked him to take the watch on real races, like the America’s Cup or the SailGP.
Actual pictures of Rolex’s first titanium watch are hard to come by.
This is the first time Rolex has created a watch with a titanium case. Other brands did it. Of course, the Pelagos from Rolex’s sister company Tudor is in titanium. This new Yacht-Master 42 case is in “anthracite grey,” according to Rolex, with a matte finish.