Stainless steel pre-owned gentleman’s 2018 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)
Slate 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
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
Supplied with original Rolex box
Rolex AD card (Dated October 2018)
Green Leather Wallet
White Swing Tag
Green COSC Tag
Balance of Rolex Warranty
Watch Register checked
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.
2018 ROLEX Yacht-Master 116622
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