Rolex Yacht Master II – 18k Yellow Gold Men’s Watch

The Rolex Yachtmaster II is the perfect watch. It is an ingenious, refined and irreplaceable combination of quality, functionality and design.Rolex Yachtmaster II model 116688  is part of the Yachtmaster II series, along with 116680, 116681 and 116689 models as a gift to men who are fond of walks on the Yacht.

Rolex Yacht Master review

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Men's 18K Gold Rolex Yachtmaster II

Rolex Yacht-Master II is a complex watch, with a proper purpose-built concept behind it.

When it comes to watches, there is plenty of option available for you in the market. However only few have that elegance and durability for a high standard need, Rolex is one of them. Rolex owns the market, since it was established. Their watches are high standard, high performance and made up of the rarest metals, which sets them apart from other manufacturer. There are so many available models of Rolex in the market, but right now we’re interested in the Rolex Yachtmaster and it’ll definitely set you apart from the crowd

An exclusive range of top watches, Yachtmaster II reaches the most distinctive standards of precision, power and plurivalence.The look of bezel blue and solid gold watch will really set in the class itself. This watch comes in a package of beauty, functionality and style.

Yachtmaster II and I are part of the watch collection called Oyster Professional, for which Rolex has decided to use only the finest and best quality materials. Yachtmaster II is very waterproof (up to 100 m deep) so it can be worn with confidence in any circumstance.

Rolex Yacht-Master II is a regatta chronograph watch; it comes with a Rolex box including an instruction booklet, and a user manual. This model (116688) is actually a yellow gold watch, 44 millimeters, has a blue ceramic bezel, white dial, white luminescent hour markers. The hour markers actually glows in dark, it’s also the largest watch and slightly larger than DeepSea.

This watch definitely you’re going to pop because it’s got a yellow gold case. Add to that that it actually has a blue ceramic bezel, so it just contrasts really nice and easily grabs somebody’s attention. It also has a safety Oyster clasp.  What I wanted to say is, when you lock it, it won’t move around. It would keep in a fixed place in your wrist. That’s not really something you can get form every watch you own.

The chronograph function is really unique because it actually measures countdown times rather than counting up. The ceramic bezel, it actually is turning able. This is easily one of Rolex’s most popular watches, whether it’s in stainless steel, two tones rose gold stainless steel, or in this yellow gold version.


Case: 44mm diameter – 18k yellow gold  – ceramic bezel or solid platinum bezel – sapphire crystal on the dial side – 100m water resistant
Movement: calibre 4161, in-house – Superlative Chronometer certified – automatic – 72h power reserve – 4Hz frequency – hours, minutes, small second, regatta chronograph with programmable regatta countdown with mechanical memory.
Bracelet: 3-link Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock folding safety clasp and Easylink 5mm comfort extension link

Other features include; flip lock gold, sapphire movement, automatic chronometer function and programmable count down with fly back restart. Made in Switzerland this watch embraces the perfection and contains the attributes of the real Rolex. The red, white and blue match will be the definite reason of it being an eye catcher. The Rolex Yacht Master 2 will be in your hands after funds clearance so that you don’t have to go through all the paper work. Also it is guaranteed that the product which you’ll receive will be authentic and original.


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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 movement

4161 movement rolexIn terms of functionality, this royal Rolex is driven by an innovative mechanism, easy to understand and use. Compared to other models, the Yachtmaster II frame does not depend on the motion of needles. Perhaps its most obvious and remarkable feature is the command ring type that is connected to the internal mechanism. As a consequence, the programmed motion takes place by rotating the two-way frame at 90 degrees. This is a superb, innovative and patented Rolex detail.
MOVEMENT – Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, regatta chronograph
CALIBRE – 4161, Manufacture Rolex
PRECISION -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
FUNCTIONS – Centre hour and minute hands, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock. Programmable countdown with mechanical memory and on-the-fly synchronization. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
OSCILLATOR – Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
WINDING – Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
POWER RESERVE – Approximately 72 hours


The photograph above is a stock pic from Rolex, and shows the movement. The chronograph features an integrated column wheel with a vertical clutch engagement.

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The movement is the Rolex in-house manufactured 4161, which is based on the Rolex 4130 used in the Daytona. The original Yacht-Master II had the 4060 movement, which was updated in 2013 to the 4161. In its latest iteration, the C.4161 carries additional minor modifications to meet the Rolex chronometer specifications of +/-2 seconds a day.

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In terms of design, it is definitely a fascinating model. The red arrow of the indicator contrasts elegantly with the wonderful white dial, which remains in a minimalist area. The case is made of 18 karat gold and blue Cerachrome, with golden and bold elements. It has a robust silhouette, 43 mm wide, 50 mm long and 14 mm thick. It includes Oyster Buckle Bracelet and gold indicators.

This abundance of Rolex technology, the result of over 35,000 hours of development, includes a patented function and comprises some 360 components.This technology allows the production of components whose tiny proportions or complex geometry rule out manufacturing by traditional machining methods.

Having a brilliant masterpiece wrapped around your wrist is all you need to shun every grand event you go to.

The cases of the 4 Yachtmaster II models are made of different materials, but 116688 remains the most impressive. For this version, Rolex preferred 18 karat yellow gold, a decision that makes the model enjoy extended exposure and complete success.

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Men's 18K Gold Rolex Yachtmaster II

Rolex Yacht-Master II is a complex watch, with a proper purpose-built concept behind it.

Every Rolex watch has its own use and benefits; their uniqueness keeps them apart from other models. Yachtmaster is big and heavy watch so, if you want some load on your wrist which always reminds you your journey and time so go ahead and get it now. The Rolex Yachtmaster II has a programmable fly back regatta timer which allows you to select countdown between one to ten minutes.
Since Rolex has created the Yachtmaster II 116688 model specifically for yacht racing participants, the waterproof feature is a very important one. Triplock innovative system was patented due to its waterproof quality and was originally noticed in diving watches in 1970. The waterproof crown seals the Oyster case and keeps the watch safe from possible risks. The timer function becomes useful both in sports actions, as well as in everyday life.
Key features
  • Chain bands material is Heavy Oyster Bracelet
  • The case diameter is not more than 44 mm so you it will be just the right size of your wrist
  • The color of the ring is Bezel blue which comes with auto movement.
  • The countdown function is programmable
  • Chronometer is also automatic
  • Material – 18 ct yellow gold
  • Crystal – Scratch-resistant sapphire
  • Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
  • 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

The feedback from the people who have put this watch to use has been very beneficial to the creation of the current model (i.e, YachtMaster II) such an extent that nothing seems not to be satisfying the current crop of customers. Their reviews are positive, and they said it’s an honor for them to wear such a fantastic watch on their wrist. Someone who loves collecting watches must have a YachtMaster in their collection.


From a technical point of view, Yachtmaster II with automatic motion is a royal and technological wonder. It is an exceptional hand accessory, one of the most attractive watches ever.

As you’ve seen, the Rolex Yacht-Master II is a complex watch, with a proper purpose-built concept behind it. Rolex Yacht master II will be your best choice if you’re planning to go for a formal event tonight. As people see you coming in they will know in a split second that you’ve got Rolex on your wrist, the beauty of it is inevitable. Make it the cherry on your cake and have the best experience of elegance and class with this stunning watch.

9.5 Total Score

Rolex Yacht-Master II is a complex watch, with a proper purpose-built concept behind it.

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