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Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Reference 116622

Since a few years, Rolex is expanding their Yacht-Master collection. Not only was there a Yacht-Master II a couple of years ago, the ‘regular’ Yacht-Master collection also received a couple of updates and new versions. We already wrote about the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 reference 116621, that uses an Everose bezel and an Everose Rolesor bracelet….

Since a few years, Rolex is expanding their Yacht-Master collection. Not only was there a Yacht-Master II a couple of years ago, the ‘regular’ Yacht-Master collection also received a couple of updates and new versions.

We already wrote about the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 reference 116621, that uses an Everose bezel and an Everose Rolesor bracelet. That particular watch also had a beautiful chocolate-colored dial. For those who do not fancy (Everose) gold can now make a choice between some of the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 reference 116622 models, that consists of stainless steel and a platinum bezel.

The bezel, being bi-directional and therefore ruling the Yacht-Master out from being a divers watch, is made of solid platinum (Pt950). It makes the watch a bit heavier as well. The combination of 904L stainless steel and Pt950 platinum goes by the Rolex name of ‘Rolesium’. Just so you know.

The bi-directional bezel is not a flaw but configured this way on purpose, so it can be used to calculate the sailing time between two buoys for example. The raised platinum numerals breathe a touch of luxury, in style with the yachting sport.

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This new Yacht-Master 116622 also comes with new dials, a dark rhodium dial and a blue dial is available. Also, for ladies, there is a 37mm version of the Yacht-Master available. Dark rhodium dial versions come with a blue hand and writing, while the blue dial version come with a red seconds hand and writing. The version with massive platinum dial is discontinued.

In terms of specifications nothing much changed, the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 is equipped with the famous caliber 3135 and is guaranteed to run within -2/+2 seconds per day. Stricter than the official chronometer (COSC) requirements. This accuracy is guaranteed for five years.

Rolex’ Yacht-Master is a relatively young model within the collection (since 1992), but has gained a lot of popularity in its years of existence. Not as a hardcore sports watch, but as a sign of luxury from world’s number one brand.