Rolex Yacht-Master II – Ref. 116688

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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II is a singular Rolex creation, unmatched in its style, presence, mechanical complexity and functionality. We have presented the Yacht-Master II in its 18K white gold and platinum variation here and its Rolesor version, with a brief mention of this all-yellow-gold variant here and so, it is only right if we dedicate our full attention to its most spectacular iteration this time around. Enter the Yacht-Master II in all-18K yellow gold.

The Yacht-Master II in 18K yellow gold is as capable and complex in its functionality, as it is impressive in its presence

The Yacht-Master collection’s, as well as Rolex’s inseparable connection to the world of competitive yachting we have discussed in those aforementioned articles, as well as here – a most fascinating story that is definitely worth learning about, for it plays such an important and deep-rooted role in the history of Rolex.

The Yacht-Master II is, in many ways, at the pinnacle of both this lasting connection, as well as of Rolex watchmaking.

Every Manufacture Rolex Caliber belongs to the absolute forefront of modern watchmaking – where the Yacht-Master II shines is in its bespoke functionality that Rolex engineered into a completely new movement, The Rolex Way.

The Yacht-Master II is controlled via its two piston-style pushers, its Triplock waterproofness-protected crown, as well as its Rolex Ring Command bezel system.

That is an entirely novel, unprecedented and forever unmatched way for a movement to function – it is only the Rolex Sky-Dweller that also utilizes the Ring Command system, albeit for an entirely different, also bespoke purpose.

An engineering masterpiece inside and out: every part of the movement, as well as the exterior of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II was designed with utmost functionality and unparalleled quality of execution in mind

The Yacht-Master II was conceived and engineered from the ground up to be an easy-to-use, accurate and reliable tool in the hands of the world’s best competitive sailors – as well as on the wrists of those out there, in the real world, who can appreciate the superiority and exclusivity of its mechanisms.

Exceptional details through and through: the crisp, polar white dial of the Yacht-Master II contrasts beautifully against its gold, red and blue accents – all there to assist optimal legibility

As such, the Manufacture Rolex Caliber that powers the Yacht-Master II is called the 4161, tested and certified as both a chronometer as well as a Rolex Superlative Chronometer. Matching the incredibly stringent -2/+2 second daily accuracy tolerance of Rolex and boasting a 72-hour power reserve, Caliber 4161 stands out not only for its functionality and exclusive feature-set, but also for its core technical details.

What is charming, fascinating and striking all at the same time, is how this singular achievement in modern watchmaking works, when presented in all-18K yellow gold. Rolex gold, crafted entirely in the manufacture’s very own foundry, amazes with its unique luster, as well as the attention to detail and quality of execution with which it is finished in Rolex’s in-house case- and bracelet production facilities.

The blue, white and 18K yellow gold color scheme lends this Yacht-Master II peerless presence and countless fine details to be appreciated

This exterior that looks as great as it feels on the wrist, when combined with the blue and yellow Cerachrom scratch resistant ceramic bezel and the crisp, white dial, makes for a watch that is unmistakable for anything else. It is a statement watch that goes beyond the impressive effect that an all-gold watch can make: it is one remarkably engineered and brilliantly executed Rolex watch that could only ever be made The Rolex Way.

We would be delighted to present you the Yacht-Master and Yacht-Master II collections in our Authorized Rolex Petite Geneve Petrovic boutiques in Budapest, Belgrade and Porto Montenegro.

Yacht-Master II

Ref: 116688

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