In 2007, Rolex added the Everose Yacht-Master II chronograph reference 116681 to their catalog of luxury watches. This reference stands out when compared to the existing Yacht-Master model.
For starters, the case is bigger, measuring 44mm. The bigger situation accommodates the brand new calibre 4161 perpetual movement, that is done with a characteristic just for the brand new band command bezel as well as a Paramagnetic azure Parachrom hairspring.
The same as earlier versions, the case uses a scratch resistant sapphire crystal along with a resistance to depths of up to 330 feet.
The timing bezel occurs, nonetheless, this reference features a stylish blue Cerachrom bezel with 60 minute graduations as well as the title “Yacht-Master’ Inscribed in matching Rose gold.
The dial boasts a brand new style, showcasing square Chromalight hour markers along with a countdown feature which may be set for a length of one to ten minutes.
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|Case size||44 MM|
|Case material||Steel & Rose Gold|
|Bracelet material||Steel & Rose Gold (Oyster)|
|Dial type||White Baton|
|Water resistance||100 metres|
There’s probably no greater unusual, decorative or perhaps niche application watch than the regatta timer and with no question the Rolex Yacht Master II is definitely the peerless leader of that fearless team.
Lots of brands – Audemars Piguet, Heuer, Bremont, Louis Vuitton, Omega, Panerai, Girard-Perregaux, Bulgari, and Ulysses Nardin to name a handful – have presented this complication but Rolex bests all challengers in straightforward, legible aesthetics, ease of use and outright cache.
The Yacht Master II line involved being in 2007 but if this two tone ref. 116681 was launched at the 2011 Baselworld Fair because of its brilliant bluish Rolex patented Cerachrom ceramic bezel, 44mm Everose yellow plus steel case, matching Oyster bracelet with polished middle links, Advanced Rolex and triplock crown in house caliber 4161 the bon vivants rejoiced.
The white-colored lacquer dial – because of its blued Everose and pencil hands snailed sub dial – is virtually completely spoken for by the semi circular countdown ring, that gives very little question as to the goal of the watch – to assist skippers figure out when to cross the starting line in a regatta.
Generally from the very first gun (or horn) to the beginning of the race it is a 5 minute countdown but 10 minutes is not unusual, thus the 10 minute scale. Operating the chronograph could not be easier via a mix of the Ring Command bezel as well as the winding crown.
Just switch the bezel one click on the left, unscrew and take out the crown, set the arrow tipped, white regatta timer hand to the preferred time, return the bezel one click on the right, screw in the crown and…regatta.
Moreover, if Ring Command seems familiar that is since it is exactly the same patented technology utilized on the Rolex Sky Dweller, which is yet another fantastic, market watch that pulls no visual punches.
Why Buy The Yacht-Master II
In steel the Yacht Master II is a bold watch, however in two tone the 116681 is a knockout that stands on your own in its power to begin conversations. You will find a great deal of Rolex’s to purchase at this price but perhaps not one more interesting. You owe this to yourself.