facebook pixel


Bob's Watches - The Pre-Owned Rolex Exchange
(800) 494-3708
1900 Quail St, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • (800) 494-3708
  • CART  

    Empty Cart?

    Find Your Rolex



Rolex and World Sailing Strengthen Relationship

January 11, 2018

BY Paul Altieri


Along with motorsports, golf, tennis, and equestrianism, Rolex has also long supported yachting. The Swiss watchmaking giant sponsors many of the sport’s top events, yacht clubs, and awards. There’s the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the Rolex Fastnet Race, the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, and the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards to name a few. And now, Rolex and World Sailing—the international governing body of the sport—has recently announced an even stronger partnership.

Rolex and World Sailing

Rolex continues to strengthen its ties with the yachting community.

Subscribe for the latest Rolex news.

Rolex and World Sailing

Rolex has been a partner of World Sailing since 2001 and according to Word Sailing, the new agreement means, “Rolex will support World Sailing’s vision and mission to grow and develop the sport at a grassroots level and work with World Sailing on sustainability initiatives.”

As part of the partnership, Rolex will continue to sponsor World Sailing’s Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, which, as its name implies, recognizes the best male and female sailors of the year. The 2017 winners of the prestigious award were Marit Bouwmeester and Peter Burling. Along with their trophies, the winners also took home the beautiful Rolex Yacht-Master in stainless steel with a platinum bezel—no doubt furnished with a special engraving on the caseback marking their achievements. There’s no better trophy than the one you can wear proudly on your wrist!

Rolex and World Sailing

The Rolex Yacht-Master II 116680, would you sail with it?

One and Two

In addition to sponsoring yachting events, Rolex, of course, creates nautical-inspired watches such as the Yacht-Master and the Yacht-Master II. While the Yacht-Master I is perhaps more for the casual boating enthusiast the Yacht-Master II was developed with the competitive sailor in mind.

The newer Yacht-Master II, characterized by its vibrant blue ceramic bezel, is especially noteworthy for boasting a regatta timer—a function created specifically for competitive sailors. During a race, the regatta timer can be used to countdown when the boat can cross the starting line. The Yacht-Master II has a flyback regatta timer, which can be set anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes. Besides being one of the most complex modern Rolex watches to date, the Yacht-Master II is also one of the larger ones thanks to its 42mm Oyster case. Plus, released in 2007, Yacht-Master II collection is one of the newer offerings from Rolex too.

It’ll be interesting to see what the new relationship between World Sailing and Rolex will bring to the sport. On the other hand, for Rolex enthusiasts, perhaps this means we can look forward to a few new Yacht-Master or Yacht-Master II models at the upcoming Baselworld 2018.   



The most trusted online retailer for pre-owned rolex watches
purchase with confidence

As the most trusted name in luxury watches, with the largest inventory on-hand and ready for immediate sale, Bob's Watches is the foremost destination to find the best in authentic, pre-owned luxury accessories. So whether on the hunt for a new pre-owned Ceramic No Date Submariner, or a vintage Paul Newman Daytona, Bob's is your primary source to find the best-of-the-best in pre-owned luxury goods at unbeatable prices.

Bob's Watches is an independent watch dealer and is not sponsored by, associated with and/or affiliated with Rolex, S.A. Bob's Watches only sells pre-owned Rolex watches and provides its own warranties on the watches it sells. Rolex, www.rolex.com, is under no obligation to warranty-service watches sold by Bob's Watches. Rolex Datejust, Rolex Day Date President, Submariner, Presidential, Explorer, Sea Dweller, Super President, GMT Master, GMT, YachtMaster, Prince, Milgauss, MasterPiece, Air King, Cosmograph Daytona, and PearlMaster are all registered trademarks of the Rolex Corporation ( Rolex USA, Rolex S.A.) To buy a new Rolex watch, please visit rolex.com for a list of authorized Rolex dealers near you.
* Sales tax on Internet transactions is only collected on orders shipped to addresses in California or as otherwise required by law.