Being established in 1905, the trademark of Rolex was actually registered two years later, as Rolex and it was to be known as one of the most exquisite and luxurious brands of watches worldwide. Always appreciating quality and genuine value, Rolex has made up its own credo regarding the policy of its watch manufacturing, by always creating timepieces with the best of technical movements and the most impressive and original design. Even though the Rolex brand is famous for luxury watches, there are also watches that display more sporty appearances, starting from watches design for pilots, divers and even yachting.
Yachts and yachting competitions were the main source of inspiration for the manufacturing of the new Yacht-Master II Watch by Rolex. The first model follows some of the aesthetic features of the Submariner Watch, but the technical features differ, the Yacht Master II Watch has a slighter reduced water resistance.
The latest model of the Rolex Yacht-Master II was released back in 2007 and it features a case measuring 44 mm in diameter and is made of stainless steel, yellow gold or platinum. Designed especially to fit the needs of sailors, this watch can performed some professional functions such is its countdown function from 1 to 10 minutes, apart from the traditional functions of hour, minute, second and date. The case features two lateral pushers put there to adjust the main functions of the watch, the one located at 4 o’clock is for the main second hand, while the one at 2 for the countdown function.
The movement of the new Rolex Yacht-Master II is defined as the Rolex Caliber 4160, a movement which has been C.O.S.C. certified and which generates a water resistance of 100 meters. The Rolex Yacht-Master II Watch displays elegant design features, which cover some of the complicatedly manufactured calibers, its movement being hand-assembled by the watch makers from Rolex.
This beautiful Rolex Yacht-Master II Watch maintains its elegant design approach specific to its brand and uses a bracelet, made of intertwined links; the bracelet being crafted from the same material as the case.
The price of such watch could never be cheap, because firstly it’s an amazing statement of the perfect combination between technical excellence and design, secondly, because of the quality of the materials employed in its manufacturing and thirdly, because of the worldwide acknowledge of the brand’s reputation, Rolex. The estimated price of the Rolex Yacht-Master II Watch is no less than $33,000 for the yellow gold version; the stainless steel model could have a lower price.
Definitely a watch that celebrates sophistication and refinement, the new Rolex Yacht-Master II Watch fit the wrists of the confident and the rich.
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