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Rolex Yacht-Master II Ref. 116681

$27,995

Pre-Owned Rolex 44mm Yacht-Master II, White Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 116681

The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II in Oystersteel includes an steel and Everose gold Oyster bracelet and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a blue Cerachrom insert. The watch is the only chronograph in the world with a mechanical memory, with its bezel acting as a programmable countdown. 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 synchronized to the sequence of race start times. 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. The Yacht-Master II is equipped with caliber 4161, a self winding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. The watch is a Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing).

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel, 18k Rose Gold

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet

Bezel

Rotating, Bi-directional, Ceramic

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Rolex

Caliber

4161

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

44mm

Caseback

Solid

Complication

Small Seconds

Crown

Locking Crown

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

White

Movement

Automatic

Size

43mm +

Warranty

Time Remaining on Factory Warranty

Item ID0005353
Model #116681
Model NameYacht-Master II
Year Producedca. 2020
Serial Number0Q5KXXXX

Description

Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.