Rolex Yacht-Master II

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Rolex Yacht-Master II (white gold)
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Rolex Yacht-Master II is a Regatta chronograph by Rolex.

Overview

At the Baselworld 2007 Rolex unveiled this new wristwatch model. It has a countdown counter with a maximum of ten minutes and with mechanical memory function using the new "Ring Command" bezel. At reset, the counter resets to the preset time. This is an unusual model for Rolex in that it features a complication, though the movement is similar to the chronograph movement found in the Daytona.

The Yacht-Master II is powered by the newly and specifically for this purpose developed manufacture Calibre Rolex 4160. This self-winding movement consists of 360 components and has a power reserve of 72 hours. Each Yacht-Master II has a chronometer certification by COSC. The Yacht-Master II received an updated movement, Rolex 4161, in 2013.

References

The original 2007 Yacht-Master II was released only in yellow and white gold. In 2011, a two-tone Rolesor steel and Everose gold version was released, with an all-steel version following in 2013. All Yacht-Master II references received the new Rolex 4161 movement that same year, though all models retain the same reference numbers.

In 2017, Rolex updated the dial of the Yacht-Master II with a triangular marker at 12:00 and a rectangular marker at 6:00. These versions also feature new hands, and are marked "-0002" after the reference number.

  • 116680 (2013-) - Stainless steel
  • 116681 (2011-) - Rolesor (two-tone steel and Everose gold)
  • 116688 (2007-) - Yellow gold
  • 116689 (2007-) - White gold

Reference:

116680 stainless steel, 116681 Rolesor, 116688 yellow gold, 116689 white gold

Movement:

Self-winding manufacture movement Rolex 4160 or Rolex 4161, chronograph movement, bi-directional winding, 28,800 A/h
COSC certified chronometer
360 components
Power reserve 72 hours

Case:

18ct yellow or white gold
Ø 42.6
Turning bezel
Screw-in crown
Waterproof to 100 m

Functions:

Hours, minutes, small seconds (at 6 o'clock)
Countdown counter with a maximum of ten minutes and with mechanical memory function

Bracelet:

Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock clasp and Easylink extension

Preise:

Approx. 28,000 Euro (white gold) and ca. 25,000 Euro yellow gold