How to Set the Time on a Rolex Yachtmaster Steel Blue

by Allison Lockwood ; Updated September 28, 2017

The Rolex Yacht Master is designed to time yacht races.

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The Rolex Yacht Master is a sapphire crystal watch designed to function as both a watch and a yacht-race timer. Its Triplock winding crown prevents elements such as water and dust from interfering with its movements. Additionally, it features a chronometer certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), meaning it is highly precise regardless of temperature or interfering elements.

Setting the Time

Unscrew the knob, also called the winding crown, on the right side of the watch until it clicks into the second of the two possible positions. The first click will stop the second hand and the second will allow you to set the time.

Turn the winding crown backward or forward until it reaches your desired time.

Push the winding crown back down until it clicks into its original position. The time is now set and the watch hands should resume their movements.


  • To set the date and to time races, see the detailed Rolex Yacht Master Interactive User Guide in the References section.

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About the Author

Allison Lockwood began writing in 2007. She has been published in the student newspapers of Sarah Lawrence College and Scripps College as well as on the Argentina's Travel Guide website. She is particularly interested in American and international politics, travel writing, dance and music. She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Scripps College in 2010.