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
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
Red COSC Tag
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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