Rolex Ambassador, the first “gold” watch.

This year, Rolex has introduced a new yellow gold colored seapassenger, model 126603. Separately written, the reason being that the new inter-gold seacock is very similar to the red-letter seacock (model 126600) previously replica rolex watches introduced by Rolex. The main configuration is consistent and many players are already familiar with the 126600.

But not long ago, when I talked about Rolex with a fellow watchmate, he said he wanted to start with a new “big number between gold and ghost”. “I just realized that some players are confusing the Mackinac with the Mackinac Messenger. Indeed, at first glance, the Aquaman and the Mercury are very similar, so I would like to focus on the new Rolex Mercury today.

The first Rolex Mercury in the Rolex Mercury.
The first Rolex Mercury in the Rolex Mercury.

The Rolex Ambassador model can be considered as an upgrade of the Rolex Aquaman (Submariner), the Ambassador model has a deeper water resistance. The Rolex Ambassador also has a long history, the first Rolex Ambassador was launched in 1967, model 1665 ( (The Rolex Mercury was introduced in 1953). The first Rolex Ambassador 1665 reached 610 meters of water resistance, surpassing the Rolex Mercury’s 300-meter level. After the first Sea Crew model 1665, the Rolex Sea Crew went through the 16660 in 1978, the 16660 in 1988, and the Rolex in 1988. The introduction of models such as the 16600 has evolved into today’s modern model 116600 and the latest 126600. Depth also rose to 1220 meters. It is Rolex’s most powerful professional dive watch (deepsea is also in the Sea Make model series).

The development of the Rolex Sea Mate in recent years was the launch of the Sea Mate 116600 in 2014 and the Sea Mate 126600 in 2017. The 126600 was launched to replace the 116600. 116600 also became the shortest production model of the Rolex Ambassador. One, produced for only 3 short years.The 126600, introduced in 2017, is the current Rolex Helmut model on sale, thanks to the The dial has the red SEA DWELLER lettering (continuing the history of the red-letter sea ambassador), also known as the red-letter sea ambassador. And in 2019, Rolex introduced a new inter-gold version of the Sea Messenger, the 126603 inter-gold model 126600. The 126603 is also the first inter-gold watch in the Rolex Seapassenger model, as all previous Seapassadors have been made of steel.

Rolex Herringbone m126603-0001
Rolex Herringbone m126603-0001

What kind of watch is the Rolex Inter-Gold Seapassenger?

Rolex currently sells the Hercules model (not counting the deepsea) in all-steel 126600 and in gold 126603. Two kinds. The two watches are pretty much identical except for the material.

The first major change in the Rolex 126600/126603 is the increased size. 126600/126603 The size is 43mm. Prior to this, the Sea Angels were all 40mm, the same size as the Aquaman. 126600/126603 increased the size to 43, it has been suggested that the size was increased to better fit the European and American wrist and to differentiate it from the Aquaman. At the same time, there is a helium valve on the side of the case of the Aquaman, which is not found on the Aquaman.

The second major change to the Rolex 126600/126603 is the addition of a date magnifying glass. Previously, the Rolex was the Aquamarine with a loupe, but the Aquamarine without a loupe, to differentiate. Back then, there was an opinion that because the Sea Make type waterproof depth of 1220 meters, such a depth far more than the Water Ghost’s 300 meters of waterproofing, due to the The water pressure at 1220 meters underwater prevented the installation of a magnifying glass, so there was no magnifying glass for the sea angels. But judging from the 126600/126603 with a magnifying glass, this statement is self-refuting. Since the 126600/126603 also had a magnifying glass, it looks fiercely similar to the Aquaman/Margin Aquaman! .

Rolex Herringbone m126603-0001
Rolex Herringbone m126603-0001

The Rolex 126603 is a gold-plated watch, a combination of gold and steel. 126603 has a bezel, crown, links and a middle section that are all in gold. Solid gold. Also, the numerals on the ceramic bezel are filled with gold. And like the Tudor inter-gold shield we’ve talked about before, many of the components are gold-coated, a layer of gold over stainless steel. Intrinsic or steel. For inter-gold watches this is important to identify. Brands like to the level of Rolex, Omega, Cartier and higher positioned brands will only use solid gold because of the high amount of gold used, so The public price will be higher. To match the look of the 126603 inter-gold sea angel, the watch dial has hour marker edges, hand edges, SEA The DWELLER lettering is made gold. The gold lettering creates a distinction from the red SEA DWELLER lettering on the Steelcase 126600.

Rolex sells the SEA DWELLER 126600/126603 with the new Rolex caliber 3235, which is currently used in the Rolex Mercury. The old model 3135 movement is used. The main feature of the new 3235 is its 70-hour power, which significantly exceeds the 48 hours of the old Rolex model 3135. The new 3235 movement also includes a new Chronergy skeleton escapement, a ball-bearing rotor, a high capacity The winding case, etc. It’s important to note that both the new 3235 movement and the previous 3135 movement keep time in line with the Rolex Superlative. Observatory standard, error +2/- 2 seconds per day. So most intuitively, apart from the difference in power reserve length, the 3235 and 3135 are identical in terms of performance timekeeping. From the public’s point of view, the Rolex on sale, whether it is the 3235 or 3135 movement, do not bother too much with this question.

As the first inter-gold watch in the Rolex Sea Messenger, the inter-gold Sea Messenger 126603 caused some discussion after its introduction. It is a good idea to have a watch that has been used as a “tool watch” since its inception, as well as a steel watch. . Now out of the gold inter-gold watches, take the luxury route, and lose the original purpose of the sea ambassador type. For this problem, there are foreign media specially with the gold sea envoy underwater deep dive test, to prove the professional level of the gold sea envoy type. My feeling about Rolex is that, no matter how luxurious Rolex is, how many diamonds and gems are added to it, Rolex’s nature is accurate and durable. It’s always the same.

The two kinds of sea make the actual market price are Around the metric mark, with the steel cased red letter Sea Angel overall a bit over metric. The Sea Make is a much smaller market than the 40mm Aquatimer because of its large size and thickness of 43mm. But the Sea Make model is unassailable as a professional Rolex dive watch and can be considered a player-oriented watch.

The best timekeeper. A brief review of the Rolex Daytona Black Edition.

It has been 50 years since the introduction of the replica Rolex Daytona watches in 1963, and it has been refined over the years, and its popularity is not so hard to find, but it still takes some fate and opportunities to buy one.

In 1963, Rolex introduced a new generation of chronographs for racing drivers – the Cosmograph. The name created by Rolex, together with its innovative model, quickly made this new model stand out. The chronograph counters were designed in contrasting colours and stood out on their surfaces: light with a black design or black with a light colour. Design. A tachymeter (a scale that uses a chronograph second hand to measure the average speed of an object over a specific distance) is moved from the surface to the perimeter of the outer ring, providing the surface with a More space, more simplicity. Rolex has made the chronograph functions easier to read, which was a challenge in its day. Rolex also gave the watch a technical and sporty look that made it easy to identify. In 1953, ten years before the advent of the Cosmograph, Rolex launched a line of professional wristwatches, which, together with the Cosmograph, was to be the first of its kind. Other names include the Explorer, for explorers and mountaineers, and the Navigator, for deep-sea divers.

The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is a classic watch thanks to its advanced technology, its tradition and its sporty style. The dial is inscribed in red with the inscription "Daytona" - the world-famous American race track. The watch is made of 904L stainless steel, which is extremely resistant to corrosion.
The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is a classic watch thanks to its advanced technology, its tradition and its sporty style. The dial is inscribed in red with the inscription “Daytona” – the world-famous American race track. The watch is made of 904L stainless steel, which is extremely resistant to corrosion.

In 1965, the Cosmograph evolved by replacing the original pump pushers with screw-down chronograph pushers. The screw-down pushers provided the finishing touch to the Oyster-shaped case concept and protected the pushers from accidental presses. In order to emphasize the enhanced water resistance, the word “Cosmograph” was engraved on the dial before the word “Cosmograph”. The “Oyster” on the tachymeter. The bezel of the tachymeter is coated with black Plexiglas resin glass, while the white indices provide a clearer reading. Another new feature.

With the reinterpretation of the Cosmograph Dittona in 2000, Rolex not only continued the craze for the first ever Cosmograph, but it also created a new style of watch. The new millennium is the most symbolic moment for a new generation of timepieces. There could be no more symbolic moment to mark the arrival of a new generation of timepieces than the dawn of the new millennium.

The Cosmograph Dittona is the best timekeeping tool for endurance racers. Its advanced and minimalist mechanics use fewer parts than those used in a chronograph, but they are more reliable. The bezel of the watch is engraved with tachymarkers to indicate the speed of the watch.
The Cosmograph Dittona is the best timekeeping tool for endurance racers. Its advanced and minimalist mechanics use fewer parts than those used in a chronograph, but they are more reliable. The bezel of the watch is engraved with tachymarkers to indicate the speed of the watch.

The chronograph can be started, stopped or reset at the touch of a button, thanks to a state-of-the-art technology that makes the push of a button sound like a snap. This mechanism has been further developed to match the pressure exerted by the finger, guaranteeing an instantaneous start of the chronograph. Precise and reliable. The dial of the watch features a 30-minute subdial at 3 o’clock and a 12-hour subdial at 9 o’clock. The subdial at 6 o’clock is the small seconds dial of the normal timepiece.

The watch is fitted with a folding clasp, also made of 904L stainless steel, which has a micro-adjustment mechanism that allows it to be adjusted to fit the wrist perfectly.
The watch is fitted with a folding clasp, also made of 904L stainless steel, which has a micro-adjustment mechanism that allows it to be adjusted to fit the wrist perfectly.

Efficient, precise, readable, sturdy, reliable, water-resistant and self-winding, the Oyster-shaped case ensures that the watch is water-resistant. It is powered by the self-winding Rolex calibre calibre 4130, a Rolex manufacture movement with a power of 100 metres. This high-performance movement is the result of an innovative and patented technology that makes it reliable, precise and easy to maintain. Setting a new benchmark for luxury self-winding chronographs, the 4130 calibre does not use a horizontal crosslink, but a vertical one. The interlocking device starts the timekeeping and thus achieves extraordinary performance. This new method works on the same principle, with two interlocking discs in direct frictional contact, which offers significant advantages. The perfectly smooth-running chronograph second hand starts and stops with extreme precision at the push of a button, while the chronograph function starts and stops even at the push of a button. It has been operating for a long time without any adverse effect on the watch’s precision.

The four simple words “Superlative ChronometerOfficially Certified” engraved on the dial refer to the fact that the movement has passed 15 days of rigorous testing by the Swiss Chronometer Testing Centre (COSC), an independent, non-profit organisation.

Men’s favorite blue discs Tasting the Rolex Submariner Calendar

When you don’t know a replica rolex watches it looks the same; when you get closer, you discover the inside of a Rolex. The infinite vitality of Rolex is boiling over, and its place in the hearts of watch enthusiasts is as irreplaceable as the great crown of glory. The Rolex watch has a masculine, masculine feel that has evolved over the years to become more multifaceted. Here, we take a closer look at the Rolex Submariner Date with Blue Dial. Official model: 116619LB Blue disk.

Rolex Submariner Series 116619LB-97209 Blue Dial Watch
Rolex Submariner Series 116619LB-97209 Blue Dial Watch

This blue must be the favorite of many men’s hearts, than the green circle more connotative and dynamic, more simple than the cola circle, but also reveals a hint of melancholy, fully embodies the steady gentleman charm and low-key fashion style.

The Oyster Perpetual Submariner is a model of ruggedness, water-resistant to 300 meters (1,000 feet), providing optimum protection for the highly accurate movement from water, dust, pressure and impact.

Rolex Submariner Series 116619LB-97209 Blue Dial Watch
Rolex Submariner Series 116619LB-97209 Blue Dial Watch

The appeal of Rolex doesn’t end there, as the watch has a unidirectional rotating bezel and a 60-minute progressive scale that allows divers to The Cerachrom rings are made of extremely hard, corrosion and scratch resistant special Made of ceramic.

The luminescent material with zero-digit markings ensures clear readability even in dark conditions. The special pitted bezel makes it easy to handle, even with gloves on or in water. With a 40 mm diameter, the watch is immediately recognizable by its deep blue dial, accentuated by the white hour markers. The watch features the Rolex logo and the Oyster Perpetual at twelve o’clock. The date display at 3 o’clock is a “blister”, each element reflecting the many years of classic Rolex brand identity.

Rolex Submariner Series 116619LB-97209 Blue Dial Watch
Rolex Submariner Series 116619LB-97209 Blue Dial Watch

Viewed from the side, the crown not only seals the case but also operates the main functions of the watch. Beneath the Rolex logo on the winding crown, three dots indicate that the watch is equipped with the patented three-clasp water-resistance system, and the engraving on the crown indicates that the watch is water-resistant. It is also designed to be easy to handle for the wearer, and the meticulous care and attention to detail of Rolex can be seen everywhere. The 18-karat white gold Oyster bracelet with folding clasp is fitted with the ingeniously designed Rolex patented easy-adjust link extension system, which makes the bracelet easy to use. The strap can be easily extended by approximately 5 mm, making it more comfortable to wear in all conditions.

The clasp is engraved with the crown, a distinctive symbol of the Rolex brand, and is used here as an opening safety. All Submariner and Submariner Calendar models in 18ct gold, gold and 904L steel are equipped with the Rolex The Glidelock buckle, one of Rolex’s outstanding designs, is a clear sign of the brand’s commitment to the wearer’s comfort. The case is completely sealed by a Rolex watchmaker’s special tool. The triangular guilloché caseback is screwed on with a special tool by Rolex watchmakers to make the case completely sealed. The Rolex movement is not only precise, but also extremely efficient to wind.

In conclusion: the Submariner is both a classic diving watch and a model of its kind, an indispensable tool for divers in the ocean. With its classic blue rotating bezel and serpentine luminescent hour hand, the tool makes a distinctive presence in the dark, and is so beautiful to see. The design of the Rolex, have you been poisoned by it too? Official model number: 116619LB Blue disk.

Classic Tour Rolex Ref. 116589 Garnet Disk Daytona

Long before the Rainbow Daytona was a fad, Rolex had already produced special Daytona chronographs combining precious and semi-precious stones. The history. The Dittona watch that we are going to present to you in this article is a perfect example. With a garnet dial and set with diamonds and rubies, it is so rare that it is hard to find on the market.

Rolex Ref. 116589 Garnet Daytona watch
Rolex Ref. 116589 Garnet Daytona watch

As many of you may already know, it wasn’t until the year 2000 that replica Rolex watches  introduced the first watch with an in-house movement (Caliber 4130) of the Daytona chronograph. Previously, the Dittona Automatic was powered by a modified Zenith El Primero movement. Earlier, the manual model was equipped with a Valjoux movement, also modified. Thus, an in-house movement was indeed crucial to the iconic Rolex chronograph collection. Nearly 20 years later, the Caliber 4130 is still regarded as one of the best automatic chronograph movements on the market.

Rolex Ref. 116589 Garnet Daytona watch
Rolex Ref. 116589 Garnet Daytona watch

In addition to the popular stainless steel Ref. 116520 Daytona, the yellow gold Ref. 116528 Daytona That year, Rolex also introduced several gem-set watches, including the Ref. 116523 DiTonnais interval gold watch. The Ref. 116589 DiTona white gold watch. A particular highlight is the Ref. 116589 with garnet dial set with diamonds and rubies. Dittona watches.

The 18-carat white gold case, in the familiar Daytona design, measures 40 mm in diameter and is fitted with a pair of screw-locked chronograph crowns and a winding crown. Pusher. The difference is that the bezel is set with 24 baguette-cut rubies, instead of the usual tachymeter scale. Whether or not one is a fan of gem-set watches, it is impossible to ignore Rolex’s extremely impressive expertise in gem cutting and gem setting. The mastery of the stone. There can be no doubt that the collection of so many rubies of exactly the same colour, size and shape, cut with precision and skillfully set in the same stone, was a major achievement. No easy task on a watch.

Rolex Ref. 116589 Garnet Daytona watch
Rolex Ref. 116589 Garnet Daytona watch

The sumptuous hues and bold calcium garnet dials accentuate the striking textures of the natural stones. Rolex also has a long history of using exotic stones for its dials, a tradition that continues into the modern day. The garnet dial is set with eight diamonds that act as hour markers, complemented by 18-carat white gold appliqués with 15, 30 and 45 numerals, as well as 12 hour markers. The crown mark of the hour. Of course, the dial also features the classic three sub-dials showing the small seconds (at 6 o’clock), the 30-minute counter (at 3 o’clock) and a 12-hour chronograph (at 9 o’clock). Finally, the watch is fitted on a Bordeaux red alligator leather strap with an adjustable buckle in 18k white gold.

Unlike today’s popular Rainbow Dittoner, the Ref. 116589 Dittoner boasts a monochromatic design, but Equally valuable.

The best Rolex watch recommendations for 2020?

replica Rolex watches is the hottest watch brand in the world, launching new models (new colorways) almost every year, and the 2020s are also bursting at the seams! Rumors about the new Rolex, but in any case, before appearing in front of the counter, consumers are still “can not buy series”. The most popular models that have appeared on the market are also worthy of a watch fan’s attention. According to the price and premium of each Rolex series, here are the recommended Rolexes that are worth buying in 2020.

Ranking No.10 - New Yachtmaster Model 40 Series Official Model: 126622
Ranking No.10 – New Yachtmaster Model 40 Series Official Model: 126622

(Rhodium White) Yachtmaster Model The watches in the collection are among Rolex’s most popular and iconic collections. The new Yachtmaster case bracelet is made of platinum steel (Oyster steel and platinum), with a bi-directional rotation of the 60-minute progressive scale in 950 platinum The bezel with raised numerals. The deep rhodium-white dial is a distinctive Rolex design, with a recognizable bubble glass at 3 o’clock and a power reserve of 3,000 pounds. 70 Hours.

Rank No. 9 - Submariner Calendar Series (Green Aquaman) Official Model No. 116610LV.
Rank No. 9 – Submariner Calendar Series (Green Aquaman) Official Model No. 116610LV.

The counter a watch hard to find series, but also the watch market recognition, the highest awareness of a watch. In the early years of the scenery, until today still has a large premium, simply because the color of the Green Ghost, in the sun, really! The envy of the world. It’s arguably every man’s favorite green! It has to have its place in the list of Rolexes worth buying.

Rank No. 8 - Logbook 41 Series Blue Disc Official Model: m126334-0002
Rank No. 8 – Logbook 41 Series Blue Disc Official Model: m126334-0002

Popular Rolex watches are never cheap, and to get your favorite Rolex watch for under $100,000, it has to be the Logbook series, and the The 126334 blue disc is one of the most appealing colorways in the 41 series, and is perfect for both casual and formal wear. Partner. As the most iconic Rolex model, the Logbook has a longer history than the Submariner, and the dogtooth ring is the most iconic Rolex Design! What’s more, this watch is a five-bead chain, so don’t miss it when you encounter it at the counter.

Rank No.7 - Submariner Calendar Type Series (inter-gold blue) Official Model: 116613LB-97203
Rank No.7 – Submariner Calendar Type Series (inter-gold blue) Official Model: 116613LB-97203

People The Rolex “blue” is also very hot, as well as the “gold-blue” and “ice blue” models. The Rolex “blue” is also very hot, such as the “golden blue”, “ice blue” and other hot models. If you’re tired of the “black and green” of the same collection, this is the perfect watch for you. The bold, cool gold and the deep, intelligent blue of the dial, the collision of the two color elements creates a most unique charm. The “gold and steel” shines brightly in the sunlight, and I think this will be a dark horse this year, a popular watch on the market.

Ranking No.6--Sea messenger type series (Aquaman) official model number: m126600-0001
Ranking No.6–Sea messenger type series (Aquaman) official model number: m126600-0001

The advantage of the sea messenger is that it looks very much like a water ghost and is not as hard to buy as a water ghost, so it might be a good choice for some people who can’t buy a water ghost! A friend’s second choice. The Rolex Sea-Dweller has a great reputation, and there is a reason why the King of Ghosts is the king. The Sea-Dweller is a model with a stronger performance and a more hardcore style than the Submariner (Aquaman) (often called “Sea-Dweller”). Nicknamed the King of Ghosts by watch fans), the Aquaman is water-resistant to over 300 meters, while the King of Ghosts is water-resistant to 1200 meters. It has a legendary reputation in the collector’s circle. It is a very collectible watch, and Rolex has a premium price tag, but it is also a steel-cased sports model.

Rank NO.5 - Logbook 41 Series (Champagne) Official model number: 126333.
Rank NO.5 – Logbook 41 Series (Champagne) Official model number: 126333.

The new generation of Rolex’s recognizable Classic Oyster Perpetual Logbook 41. It is made of stainless steel representing timeless gold and has a diameter of 41mm. Generous and upscale. The new self-winding caliber 3235 has a power reserve of approximately 70 hours and an excellent endurance. The five rows of links on the bracelet and the triangular pitted bezel on the dial reflect each other, highlighting the exclusive character of the watch. If you are a fan of gold, you should consider buying this watch.

Rank NO.4 - Skywalker SKY-DWELLER SERIES OFFICIAL MODEL: m326934-0003.
Rank NO.4 – Skywalker SKY-DWELLER SERIES OFFICIAL MODEL: m326934-0003.

The most complex model in the current Rolex collection, the model 326934 Blue Disc Skywalker, is in the top ten Rolex premiums It ranks eighth among them, with a retention rate of 157.46%. It is arguably one of the best models to get into for 2020. This annual calendar watch with a special mechanism requires manual calendar adjustment only at the end of February each year. Automatically recognizes the big and small months. Also, it has a dual time function.

Ranking No.3 -- Cosmometer type Dittona series (Ice Lundy) Official model number: m116506-0001
Ranking No.3 — Cosmometer type Dittona series (Ice Lundy) Official model number: m116506-0001

If the Logbook model is the gateway Rolex, then the Ditoner is definitely a Rolex graduation model. This model commemorates the 50th anniversary of the release of the Dittona! It took years of research and development to create an ice-blue color scheme, a prestigious model made of rare platinum. From its debut, it showed its expensive pedigree and remains one of Rolex’s most expensive models, and one of the most desirable to own and collect. Style.

Ranking NO.2 --Cosmometer type Ditoner series (Yu Wenle same model) Official Model: M116518LN- 0048
Ranking NO.2 –Cosmometer type Ditoner series (Yu Wenle same model)Official Model: M116518LN- 0048

As one of the most powerful celebrities in China, the shoes that Yu wears, as well as the clothes he wears, will become a door-chasingTarget. On Yu’s wedding day, the day he broke the hearts of millions of teenage girls, he wore this Rolex to complete the biggest day of his life The Dittona 116518LN became one of the most sought-after models in the industry, with a premium that rose even higher. This model has since become one of the most sought-after models in the industry, with a rising premium.

Ranking No.1 -- Greenwich II (cola ring) official model number: 126710BLRO-0001
Ranking No.1 — Greenwich II (cola ring) official model number: 126710BLRO-0001

Rolex ranked second in premium, with a 237.48% value retention rate. That’s where the new Greenwich Type II comes in, with a stainless steel case, a ceramic Pepsi ring and a five-bead chain. Although it has become one of the most difficult models on the market to get your hands on since its launch, it has not prevented it from being one of the best Rolex watches to buy this year. First Place. Queuing up to the ends of the earth to get a style that is really really high value.

 

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II

For the longest time, and I’m going to blame it on this, I think the Yacht-Master II is nothing more than The Large replica Rolex watches .The 44mm wide Yacht-Master II is the first choice for the Large Rolex, and there’s a huge size difference between it and the 40mm Sea-Dwellers, Submariners, and other hulls. The Yacht-Master II, which debuted in 2007, is closely followed by the absolutely massive Deepsea, which is the same width at 44mm, but quite thick, so it looks and wears much more than the YMII, by far.

Rolex is indeed an impressive luxury watch brand. Rolex watches are well made and have a unique and cool design.
Rolex is indeed an impressive luxury watch brand. Rolex watches are well made and have a unique and cool design.

The Sky-Dweller debuted in 2012, and despite its great look and wear, until 2017 it was only sold in solid gold cases, which made it 40% more expensive than the two-tone YMII already on the market in 2012. I did read these things – didn’t want to impersonate all the memories. No wonder then, the Yacht-Master II became the “big Rolex” watch worn by Premier League ballerinas and celebrities… basically, everyone who wanted to be passionate about big watches with Rolex but didn’t like or could not afford the sky-high price. It took Rolex a long time to debut the larger 43mm wide Sea-Dweller in 2017, and that’s just Rolex’s usual cautiousness that made it almost miss out on the big watch trend – but that’s another discussion.

 I realized a lot of the intricate details of Yacht Master II.
I realized a lot of the intricate details of Yacht Master II.

Odd piston pushers (no tightening required), strange but beautiful proportions of lugs and bezel, incredible quality of blue ceramic bezel, its laser-etched PVD-coated numerals are oddly dial arching (at least in my opinion) similar to submarine specs, and have the ADD-curing touch of Ring Command bezels. These make the Yacht-Master II not only different from other Rolexes.

Rolex is consistent - never mistake the entire watch or any detail for a Rolex, but the functionality, layout and design of the case and dial are all refreshing.
Rolex is consistent – never mistake the entire watch or any detail for a Rolex, but the functionality, layout and design of the case and dial are all refreshing.

Whether Rolex had the large watch trend in mind when designing the Yacht-Master II, we’ll never know. I don’t expect to get a clear “yes, we do” or “no, we don’t” answer from them. The Yacht-Master II was designed with a programmable flyback regatta chronograph (oh, just write that down and feel weird), which was also the first watch to debut Rolex’s Ring Command rotating bezel system, and later used on the Sky-Dweller.

We’ll look at how this all works and then think about the amount of R&D time and effort that must now go into designing a Rolex 4161 movement with 360 parts. I believe this is even the reason Rolex is proud of this movement, as it is the only movement where they actively communicate the exact number of parts. It is known that the Daytona 4130 chronograph has 201 parts, but Rolex officials have only said that they managed to reduce the number of parts in the chronograph by 60 percent, without providing a total of 201 marks – in the case of other movements, no exact component diagrams were ever shared.

Regardless of the trends in large watches, the Yacht-Master II is a love letter from Rolex, its unassuming but long-established yacht.