The Rolex Yacht-Master II Reference 116680 is the one Rolex that screams for attention. Unlike the submariner, or GMT or nearly any other Rolex, the Yacht-Master II demands a second, third, and more looks from anyone that sees it on your wrist. The dark ocean blue “Command” bezel with the 0- 10 markings gives the watch a beautiful color and unique functionality. The bezel is tied to the internal mechanical movement allowing the Yacht owner to set and synchronize the timing of race start times and countdown. Unlike other timepieces the bezel is not an independent mechanism. It is part of a functional masterpiece, designed by Rolex, undermining the underlying complexity with its simple beauty.
The Yacht-Master II has a white dial, and touches of the Red, White and Blue throughout. The hour markers are white markers surrounded by steel and painted with Chromalight, providing long-lasting blue luminescence in the dark. The new Yacht-Master II has a large triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock and a large rectangle at 6 o’clock. Luminescent paint also appears on the hour minute and seconds markers as well as the 10 minute countdown hand.
The 44 mm case is built from Oystersteel, a 904L alloy oftent used in aerospace and high-tech situations because of its resistance to corrosion and its ability maintain beauty even in the harshest environments.
The Rolex Yacht-Master II is powered by a calibre 4161 self-winding movement. This is the result of over 35,000 hours of development, patented functions and 360 components. This new caliber supports 72 hours of power reserve. The timepiece also supports a waterproof depth of 330 feet.
Blue Band from Rubber – with blue vulchromatic stripe supports the Rolex clasp Rubber B has designed 3 dual colored rubber straps. These are engineered to fit the Rolex Yachtmaster II and the Oyster deployment buckle. The strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” so it provides a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case. The Blue Band can be selected with either a Red, White or Blue stripe – tying together the beautiful coloring of the Yacht-Master II color scheme.
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