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Stainless steel pre-owned gentleman’s 2013 Rolex Yacht-Master 40 automatic wrist watch, slate dial with luminescent hourly dot, baton and chevron markers, date aperture to three o’clock, platinum rotating bezel, tonneau-shaped case fitted to a polished centre-link finish Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock clasp.


Case width 40mm (excluding crown)

Blue Dial with Chromalight display and long-lasting blue luminescence

Sapphire Crystal

Cyclops lens over Date Aperture

Automatic Movement Calibre 3135

Platinum Bi-directional Rotating Bezel

Rolesium Case (combination of Oystersteel and Platinum)

Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet with 12 links

Folding Oysterlock safety clasp

Supplied with original Rolex box (inner & outer)

Green Leather Wallet

Yacht-Master Booklet

Red COSC Tag

TWS Warranty

Watch Register Certificate


How different things might have been. Back in the 1960's Rolex had a plan to update and modernise the dependable Submariner. They even produced a couple of prototypes (which looked like the early Daytona) but fortunately, for the Submariner at least, the concept was shelved until the 1990's when a clever marketing bod at Rolex came up with an idea for a luxury version of the Submariner. Enter the Yacht-Master.


Sharing the same 3135 movement and case size as the diver-specific Submariner the new Yacht-Master would be aimed more at appealing to the captain of a luxury yacht with its premium choice of platinum or Everose gold finishes and coloured dial options.


It is easy to see the appeal of the Yacht-Master especially if you prefer a watch design that offers a more luxurious look than the very capable but utilitarian Submariner.


So successful was the new watch design that Rolex decided to introduce the Yacht-Master II in 2007. This new addition to the range was increased in size to 44mm and was quite complex with its multi-function chronograph capabilities which would appeal to the regatta and yacht-racing community. It is also considerably more expensive the original Yacht-Master 40.


2013 ROLEX Yacht-Master 116622

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