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Rolex
Yacht-Master
Oyster, 44 mm, yellow gold
Suggested retail price before applicable taxes.
The suggested price can be modified at any time without notice.
$43,500.00
M116688-0002
Rolex watches at Schwanke-Kasten in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rolex watches at Schwanke-Kasten in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rolex Yacht-Master Oyster, 44 mm, yellow gold M116688-0002

Suggested retail price before applicable taxes.
The suggested price can be modified at any time without notice.
$43,500.00
Rolex watches at Schwanke-Kasten in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rolex watches at Schwanke-Kasten in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
REFERENCE

116688

MODEL CASE

Oyster, 44 mm, yellow gold

BEZEL

Rolex ring command (bidirectional 90° rotatable interacting with the movement) in 18 ct gold with blue cerachrom insert in ceramic and numerals coated in gold

WATER-RESISTANCE

Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

MOVEMENT

Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, regatta chronograph

CALIBRE

4161, manufacture rolex

POWER RESERVE

Approximately 72 hours

BRACELET

Oyster, three-piece solid links

DIAL

White

CERTIFICATION

Superlative chronometer (cosc + rolex certification after casing)

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE

Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

DIAMETER

44 mm

MATERIAL

18 ct yellow gold

BRACELET MATERIAL

18 ct yellow gold

WINDING

Bidirectional self-winding via perpetual rotor

WINDING CROWN

Screw-down, triplock triple waterproofness system

CRYSTAL

Scratch-resistant sapphire

PRECISION

-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

DETAILS

Highly legible chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

CLASP

Folding oysterlock safety clasp with easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

OSCILLATOR

Paramagnetic blue parachrom hairspring

Rolex watches at Schwanke-Kasten in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rolex watches at Schwanke-Kasten in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ring Command Bezel

Rolex achieved perfection when it turned its attention to redefining the purpose and functionality of the bezel. Typically, a bezel operates independently from the internal mechanism; however, the Ring Command bezel in the Yacht-Master II regatta chronograph operates in conjunction with it. As a mechanical component linked to the movement, the bezel literally acts as the key to the programmable countdown, allowing it to be set and synchronised to the sequence of race start times. Complex in design, but simple in use, it is functionally beautiful.

Rolex watches at Schwanke-Kasten in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

White dial

The Yacht-Master II is equipped with a new dial, and new hands that are characteristic of Rolex Professional models, enhancing legibility and sharpening its aesthetic appeal. The dial now features a triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock and a rectangular hour marker at 6 o’clock for more intuitive reading of the watch. A luminescent disc on the hour hand clearly distinguishes it from the minute hand. The Yacht-Master II’s countdown can be programmed for a duration of between 1 and 10 minutes. The programming is memorized by the mechanism so that at a reset it returns to the previous setting. Once launched, the countdown can be synchronized on the fly to match the official race countdown.

Rolex watches at Schwanke-Kasten in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

18 ct yellow gold

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.

Rolex watches at Schwanke-Kasten in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MODEL AVAILABILITY

All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity.

Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Jewelers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers.

Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Jewelers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

Synonymous with excellence and reliability, Rolex watches are designed for everyday wear, and depending on the model, perfectly suited for a wide range of sports and other activities. Built to last, these timepieces are characterized by their distinctive and timeless aesthetics. The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II is a unique regatta chronograph. Learn more about its features and how to set the time and, for the perfect race start, how to use the exclusive countdown function by watching the video.

Light and robust, the new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in RLX titanium is the ally of those seeking freedom of movement. Especially suited to the demands and pressures of competitive sailing, it puts watchmaking excellence at the service of sporting performance. The Yacht-Master 42 is the second watch in RLX titanium released by Rolex after the Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge, confirming that lightness is a quality to be taken seriously.

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