Rolex, a sponsor of several offshore sailboat races and regattas and arguably la crme de la crme of high-end watches, has recently released three sporty but elegant beauties. The 31-jewel Yacht-Master (shown here in 18-karat yellow gold) is the priciest of the lot at $20,700 and features a special time-lapse bezel and Rolex's signature Oysterlock bracelet; the watch is also waterproof to 330 feet. If you're a diver, you might prefer the $7,100 Submariner (shown in stainless steel and yellow gold), which is waterproof to 1,000 feet. But if I were picking, I'd opt for the Sea Dweller (shown in stainless steel); it's $4,750 and, thanks to a helium escape valve, waterproof up to—are you ready?—4,000 feet.
This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.