Although the new earthenware Rolex Daytona 116500 and Explorer 214270 got most consideration from this year’s curiosities from ‘Das Haus’, the new 40mm Rolex Yacht-Master 116621 – or Yacht-Master 40 as they allude to it themselves – is certainly worth looking at as well.
I’ve been a long-term enthusiast of the Rolex Yacht-Master and had a reference 16622 myself some place mid-2000s. I did a touch of exchanging up to get one of my vessels, however I a few times lament having done as such. It was an extremely pleasant every day wearer, particularly during mid years with its platinum dial, bezel and lively minimal red accents on the dial.
At the time, the Rolex Yacht-Master wasn’t the most pursued watch and rundown was somewhere near €7000 Euro and used cost far undeniably less. Significantly under a Rolex Submariner in treated steel, regardless of the utilization of platinum. I realize that Rolex idealists are not preferring the Yacht-Master, as it is altogether too round, excessively smooth and too blingy for a games watch production line yet I cherished it. Still do.
The Yacht-Master, presented in 1992 (the adaptation I had in 1999), really had a long holding up rundown toward the beginning. I’m uncertain about whether the new Rolex Yacht-Master 116621 will have one also given it is a bi-shading (Everose and tempered steel), however let’s view it in detail before I make any presumptions here.
Rolex Yacht-Master 116621
Besides all the fascination and fluff about the new Daytona and new Explorer in 39mm, there was this individual in Everose gold and tempered steel (904L evaluation) with a chocolate hued dial on the table during our meeting with Rolex in Basel.
This 40mm Yacht-Master shows no distinction in regards to measurements compared to the past adaptations, including my old 2004 Yacht-Master 16622. The Rolex type 3135 ticks inside and that development has been redesigned throughout the long term, including Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring (being coldhearted for attractive fields) and development alignment to – 2/+2 seconds deviation (each day on average).
The greatest oddity for the Rolex Yacht-Master 116621 is the utilization of Everose gold in combination with 904L tempered steel. Rolex calls this combination of materials ‘Rolesor’. The uni-directional plunging scale bezel is made of Everose gold just as the strong focus connections of the Oyster arm band on this watch production line The past bi-shading Rolex Yacht-Master was reference 16623 (presented in 2005), and had a yellow gold bezel and focus joins. The main Yacht-Master reference from 1992, 16628, was full gold and had a gold crown also. For reasons unknown, Rolex picked the bi-shading models, including the model I am discussing today, to have a hardened steel crown.
Strangely, bi-shading Datejust, Submariner and GMT-Master models appear to have a gold crown. I assume there is an explanation behind the Rolex Yacht-Master 116621 to not to have one, however to me it is hazy why this is the situation. Interestingly, Rolex characterizes Rolesor as follows: “the name Rolesor was licensed by Rolex in 1933 and has become a genuine Rolex signature. The idea is straightforward: the bezel, the winding crown and the middle wristband joins are made of 18 ct yellow or Everose gold (Rolex’s selective pink gold combination); the center case and the external connections of the arm band are made of 904L pure steel.”. Rolex obviously calls the new Yacht-Master 116621 to be “Rolesor” also on their website.
Everose is Rolex’ own equation for pink gold. As indicated by Rolex, it is astoundingly strong, polishable (ordinarily, pink gold becomes somewhat yellow-ish again after a lot cleaning) and gives it a never-ending sheen.
The Rolex Yacht-Master 116621 has gold shaded hands and ‘Rolex’ imprinted on the dial in this gold tone also. The differentiation with the chocolate shaded dial is simple on the eyes. The Yacht-Master phrasing stays to be imprinted in red. The chocolate earthy colored dial has a sun-beam finish which glances great in regular light.
I consistently adored the bezel of the Yacht-Master watch processing plant and this Everose bezel with decorated jumping scale is simply great. Like all new Oyster wristbands, it very well may be resized effectively with the spoiled connections and change it to 5mm with the Easylink system.
The Oyster arm band stays to be perhaps the most comfortable wristbands I know, likewise the most duplicated one by different brands. Rolex wristbands (Oyster, Jubilee or President) appear to be ‘the reference’ for some individuals when discussing watch plant arm bands. Just scarcely any other watch manufacturing plant brands realize how to plan and deliver well-fitting and simple to-change arm bands. Rolex is King without a doubt with regards to wristbands. For the present, the Oysterflex wristband that Rolex showed us a year ago ( click here ) has not been appeared for this 116621. Maybe it will become accessible later on as a discretionary bracelet.
Until a couple of years prior, maybe even a year ago, bi-shading wasn’t the most requested combination for materials. Not on an overall scale, but rather surely not in Europe. The bi-shading GMT-Master and Yacht-Master consistently pulled in me however, similar to somewhat pompous yet in this manner likewise amusing to have and wear. Be that as it may, it has become very mainstream again as of late, as different brands began to present bi-shading watch plant in their assortments also again.
I need to concede that my inclination is with all-steel or all-gold much of the time, however this bi-shading Yacht-Master (and the GMT-Master II too) are among my top choices of watch plant that utilization a combination of gold and steel. By one way or another, these Rolex models pull off it quite well and really look decent. It may impact exchange esteem however, as it still isn’t as mainstream as tempered steel or full gold.
Especially in the Summer, with a pleasant measure of daylight, this Rolex Yacht-Master 116621 will sparkle at its best. My own Yacht-Master 16622 was astonishing in the daylight, yet somewhat of a let-down in the workplace on stormy days with counterfeit light as it were. With the chocolate earthy colored dial with sun-beam completing, it will be less fun than in the sun at the pool (what isn’t?) yet an extremely attractive and smart looking watch.
The Rolex Yacht-Master 116621 will be valued at CHF 13,400.= Swiss Francs. More data by means of on-line.