Rolex Yacht-Master 116622

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The Rolex Yacht-Master. The skipper's watch.

You’re right to say that the Yacht-Master is a bit of a stranger in our midst. Why? Well, we like and specialize in the Rolex models that have shaped the brand, that were there from the beginning, that form the roots of Rolex. We’re talking about the models that were introduced during the ’40s, ’50s and ’60 like the Datejust, Submariner and Daytona. So, the Yacht-Master (that was launched in the ’90s) does not really belong to our collection. However, we think its awesome and because of that, from now on you can get your Yacht-Master at Amsterdam Vintage Watches. 

The reference 116622 is the successor of the 16622 which was introduced in ’99 and it was a great success from the beginning. This particular piece dates back to 2015. The stainless steel case and platinum bezel are both in pristine condition. What we really like, is the beautiful blue dial, with the model name printed in red font (matching to the red second hand). The watch runs on the calibre 3135 and comes as a full set.

Introduction

Rolex Yacht-MasterIn 1992, Rolex introduced a nautical watch named the Yacht-Master. However, unlike the Submariner, the Yacht-Master was not a tool watch for diving but a luxury watch for boating. More specifically, it was made for yachting so it had to have a luxurious but sportive look. As many say, Rolex achieved this by adjusting a Submariner; bigger hands, bigger markers, smoother edges and a solid bezel with an engraved inlay. The first reference was the 16628, an 18k yellow-gold wrist watch with a case diameter of 40mm, a white dial, black hour markers and the caliber 3135 (as was used for the Submariner and Sea-Dweller). In 1994, Rolex introduced a midsize and ladysize version. In 1999 the brand presented the steel/platinum version (ref. 16622), which instantly became a success.

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Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.