VALUE & RATING | Rolex Yacht-Master

Rolex Yacht Master price development

On this page you will find the price increase, value development, trend and the rating for the movement of the Rolex Yacht-Master.

The watch is made of stainless steel and platinum with sapphire crystal and a stainless steel Oyster strap. The movement is a Rolex 3135 caliber, self-winding with a 48h power reserve.



Watch Case:

40mm, Stainless Steel and Platinum


Uni-directional Rotatable


Sapphire Crystal

Case Bottom:

Stainless Steel


Stainless Steel Oyster

Water Resistant:


10.500 €
(RSP 2017)



Historic price development
of the Rolex Yacht-Master


Trend development
Rolex Yacht-Master


Information on the


This watch rated in
comparison to the market


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The value
of the Rolex Yacht-Master has grown by 103% between 1998 and 2016, meaning it has doubled. In total the price increased by 5,500 € during this time. Over the last 10 years, the average growth has been 401 € per year. All in all, the growth is under-average as compared to our watch portfolio due to a weak growth in years after 1998. Over the last 10 years the price growth rose over that of our portfolio. The price increase in 2016 amounted to 950 €.

You are able to determine growth-rates from the graph as shown by the following example:
A value of 110 in year X means a growth-rate of 10% as compared to the year of origin with the value 100 (110-100=10%).

3 year
5 year
10 year

The market achieved lower growth-rates than the Rolex Yacht-Master over recent periods of time. In fact, the Yacht-Master’s growth rose during the last years.

about the table:
The yearly average presents an average yearly growth over the given period of time until 2016.

References of this brand with a comparable value development:


Resale Value


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A second-hand Rolex Yacht-Master today is worth more than the official sales price from back in 1998. The value of a new watch falls down to its market value after purchase. The retail sales price usually includes a relatively high retailer margin, which represents a markup to the market value of a watch. By purchasing a used Rolex Yacht-Master at a price near its market value, you are able to achieve a higher rate of return. Therefore, it makes sense to invest in a second hand and well-maintained watch, ideally with original papers and box.

Find offers for Rolex Yacht-Master watches here Tip: Choose a dealer with certified watchmakers who guarantees the authenticity of his watches.

Trend Development

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The popularity of the Rolex Yacht-Master has increased by 40% on Google since beginning of 2015. Before, the search volume lay on one level constantly. The strong recent growth in search volume implicates a rising demand.

The interest in the Rolex Yacht-Master mainly originates from Italy. France follows with only a fraction of Italy's search volume. The US rank fourth in this list.

Exemplary Illustration of
a mechanical movement

Rolex 3135 beats as caliber in the Yacht-Master. This movement has been developed and manufactured by Rolex. It comes with a power reserve of 2 days. The number of jewels amounts to 31.


Rolex 3135


Self-winding Movement

In-house Movement:




Amount of Jewels:     31



Power Reserve:         48h



The amount of jewels serves as indicator for the complexity and the finishing of a movement.
Market average:
31 Jewels (Self-winding movements)
21 Jewels (Manual winding movements)

The power reserve provides an insight into the performance of movements.
Market average:
45 hours (Self-winding movements)
50 hours (Manual winding movements)

The growth of the Rolex Yacht-Master accounts to the lower half of all price developments in our market portfolio from 1998 to 2016. However, the price growth rose above-average over the last couple of years.

The resale value and the trend are both clearly positive.

The movement stands slightly out in its power reserve as compared to other movements in our portfolio.

Please note:
A low rating does not implicate a bad quality of the movement.

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