• Skip to content
  • Skip to footer

New watches 2024

  • Français

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40

platinum yacht master on wrist

Related content

Oyster Perpetual Air-King

Oyster Perpetual Air-King

Oyster Perpetual GMT Master II

Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II

Oyster Perpetual Day-Date

Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42

Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31

Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31

platinum yacht master on wrist

The fastest and most secure way to protect the watches and jewelry you love.

We've minimized the paperwork and maximized protection, so you can stop worrying about your watches and jewelry and focus on enjoying them.

In most cases, you'll get a personalized quote in seconds and your policy kicks in immediately.

Wherever you are on planet Earth, your watches and jewelry are protected. Rest easy and travel safely.

If you suffer a covered loss, there's no deductible and no gimmicks. Ever.

Each of your watches and jewelry is covered up to 150% of the insured value (up to the total value of the policy).

Chopard Knows How To Make Something Beautiful From Gold – The Proof Is In The Alpine Eagle

Our quotes are based on historical sales and real-time market data allowing us to give fair prices without all the hassle.

platinum yacht master on wrist

Popular Searches

platinum yacht master on wrist

Happenings Inaugural Milano Watch Week To Take Place In October

platinum yacht master on wrist

From Motor City To The Moon: Shinola’s Mooncraft Monster: Apollo 11 Edition

platinum yacht master on wrist

Hands-On Victorinox’s Latest Titanium Diver – The Dive Pro

platinum yacht master on wrist

Editors’ Picks

platinum yacht master on wrist

How To Wear It The Cartier Tank Cintrée

platinum yacht master on wrist

In-Depth Examining Value And Price Over Time With The ‘No Date’ Rolex Submariner

platinum yacht master on wrist

Watches In The Wild The Road Through America, Episode 1: A Model Of Mass Production

Auctions A Unique Platinum Rolex Yacht-Master Is Coming Up For Sale. How High Could It Go?

Commissioned by the former rolex ceo for himself to commemorate rolex's 10 millionth chronometer, it's the most yacht-master of yacht-masters..

platinum yacht master on wrist

Rolex doesn't really make unique watches – at least, not that we hear about. That's what makes this platinum Yacht-Master, to be auctioned at Monaco Legend on April 22, so exceptional. It's a one-off prototype Yacht-Master commissioned by former Rolex CEO Patrick Heiniger in 1992, who had taken over as the CEO from his father, André, that same year.

Heiniger ordered the watch to celebrate the production of Rolex's 10 millionth chronometer-certified movement, as shown by the "Dix Millionieme Chronometre" on the dial. In addition to the platinum case, bracelet, and flip-lock clasp, the unique grey dial is set with blue sapphires and diamonds. The whole package is wonderful and opulent and gaudy in the best way possible. Rolex introduced the Yacht-Master line in 1992 as a kind of luxe alternative to the Submariner – the Sub was for divers in the ocean, the Yacht-Master for those cruising topside – and this prototype is the most Yacht-Master of Yacht-Masters.

platinum yacht-master 10 million chronometer wrist shot

The unique platinum Yacht-Master on Mark's wrist

For about as long as it's been around, Rolex has made accuracy and producing chronometers core to its identity and its omnipresent marketing. It's even given other landmark chronometers (the 50,000th or 100,000th, for example) to historical figures like Churchill and Eisenhower. But for number 10 million, it went all out with a platinum Yacht-Master.

In other words, when Rolex wanted to celebrate the most Rolex of anniversaries, this is how it did so. And it celebrated in the most Rolex of ways: the watch wasn't intended for the public, only Heiniger himself. By the way, it was an achievement worth celebrating – as our old friend Joe Thompson reported way back in 2010, Rolex made another seven million chronometers from 2000 through 2010, blowing by its next closest competitor, Omega, which produced 2.3 million during the same period.

rolex unique platinum yacht-master

According to Davide Parmegiani of Monaco Legend Group, on the day Heiniger introduced the new yellow-gold Yacht-Master in 1992, he had this platinum prototype on his wrist. Heiniger was CEO until 2008, and the Yacht-Master would be the only new model line he introduced during his tenure. Heiniger was just the third person to hold the top job at Rolex, after his father, who had run Rolex South America, took over the CEO position when Hans Wilsdorf died in 1960 (the job was left open for two years after Wilsdorf's death).

Monaco Legend Group has placed the estimate at €1 million to ⁠€2 million (about $1.1 to $2.2 million), and has even guaranteed the low estimate to the consignor, said to be a descendant of the Heiniger family.

unique platinum rolex yacht-master

This isn't the first platinum Rolex with Heiniger provenance we've seen over the past few years, and those previous watches have already brought in records, setting the mark for what a modern Rolex can achieve at auction.

In the late '90s, Heiniger also commissioned a series of platinum Daytonas – it's thought four were made, and that Heiniger kept one for himself. We've seen three sell at auction over the past five years, all with the reference number 16516 and each with a unique dial. In 2018, we saw the first appear: a platinum Daytona with a black mother-of-pearl dial. It sold for about $872,000 at Sotheby's . Then, in 2020, a 16516 with a lapis lazuli dial sold for $3.27 million . It set a record not just for an automatic Daytona, but any modern Rolex at auction. It was followed closely by the third example, a turquoise "Stella" 16516 that sold for $3.14 million in 2021 .

platinum heiniger rolex daytona unique

Unique platinum Daytonas, also commissioned by Heiniger – both sold for more than $3 million at Sotheby's over the past three years.

But this Yacht-Master is something different and completely unique. It also comes on a full platinum bracelet. And while at least a few of those Daytonas were gifts, the Yacht-Master was commissioned by Heiniger, for Heiniger.

"It's truly a prototype," said Justin Gruenberg of Loupe This and The Keystone. "Unlike those Daytonas, it wasn't serially produced, and has no serial or model number on it." As Parmegiani explained to us, it'd be years before Rolex made a platinum professional watch in series – the platinum Daytona only entered the catalog in 2013. 

While the Daytona has a lore all its own, the Yacht-Master isn't exactly considered "collectible" by modern standards – not yet, at least. You either love it or hate it. And especially among vintage collectors, more hate than love the Yacht-Master. 

unique platinum rolex yacht-master

"Like other relatively unpopular models – the original Explorer II 1655, the Milgauss – as style evolves, at a certain point there could be more of an appreciation for the Yacht-Master than there is today," Gruenberg said.

Meanwhile, some have already come around on the Yacht-Master, and this one in particular.

"It exemplifies today's trend of 'quiet luxury,'" dealer Zoe Abelson said, "with such a classic sporty design in a full platinum case and a silver dial that makes the diamonds somehow look subtle." While the platinum Yacht-Master might be the pinnacle of modern Rolex, it doesn't exactly scream so, even with its diamond and sapphire indices. Sure, it's a lot, but relatively subtle, as much as sapphires and diamonds on a platinum Rolex can ever really be subtle.

Most I talked to seemed to agree that despite (or perhaps, because of ) its love-it-or-hate-it aesthetic, the Yacht-Master should surpass the record for a modern Rolex set by that lapis lazuli Daytona ($3.27 million). As the 1990s edge farther into the rearview and attain the status of vintage, or at least "neo-vintage," we're starting to see collectors take more interest in this era of Rolex and figuring out the most collectible watches from the period. As far as rarity, none can match a unique Yacht-Master, even if the model itself is still a bit of an odd duck.

unique platinum rolex yacht-master

No, it's not Paul Newman's Paul Newman , the Bao Dai , or even Marlon Brando's GMT-Master , and it might not bring in bidders from outside watches – it's a Rolex celebrating Rolex . Parmegiani even admitted to us that, if a larger auction had been able to take this Yacht-Master on an international roadshow to tell its story, it might achieve a bigger result. Still, he's confident that smart collectors are paying attention and will understand the value of a truly one-of-one Yacht-Master. 

That's because, while a four-digit vintage Rolex might capture the heart (or at least, my heart) in a way a 1992 Yacht-Master never could, this platinum Yacht-Master is perhaps the first opportunity bidders have ever had to buy a guaranteed unique Rolex, and one with all kinds of historical importance to the brand. That's worth a lot, and by the time auction day rolls around, could make for a record-setting result.

As Rolex gets bigger and continues to command more of the watch world's attention, the myth around the brand also grows. And with that, watches like this become more interesting. Watches that are important if for no other reason than Rolex made them to be important, even if it never exactly intended for the public to see them.

Update: this Yacht-Master sold for $2.57 million (including buyer's premium) at Monaco Legend on April 22.

platinum yacht master on wrist

Auctions A Unique Habring² x Monochrome Split-Seconds Doppel 38 For Charity

By Anthony traina

platinum yacht master on wrist

Auctions Our Favorite Lots From This Weekend's Monaco Legend Auction

By Mark kauzlarich

platinum yacht master on wrist

Inside The Manufacture A Tour Of Tudor's New Manufacture In Le Locle

By James stacey

platinum yacht master on wrist

Pre-Owned Picks Five Rolex Watches Under $10K That Are Available Without The Wait

By Mark hackman

Top Discussions

platinum yacht master on wrist

A Week On The Wrist The Zenith Defy Revival Diver A3648 – The Orange One

The Sports Section Tennis Legends And The Watches They Wore On (And Off) The Court

Last Week’s Top Stories

platinum yacht master on wrist

Pre-Owned Picks A Silver-Toned And Subtle Day-Date, An Annual Calendar From Patek Philippe, And A High-Tech Speedmaster With Mid-Century Charm

By Hodinkee

platinum yacht master on wrist

The Sports Section New Collabs From Merci x Tracksmith And Maurice De Mauriac x Racquet Offer A Different Kind Of 'Sports Watch'

platinum yacht master on wrist

Introducing The Baltic MR Roulette

platinum yacht master on wrist

One To Watch Qin Gan – Independent Watchmaker From China

platinum yacht master on wrist

Introducing The Momentum UDT Eclipse Synch Solar – A Modern-Day Chronosport UDT

WATCH REVIEW Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm 16622

Rolex yacht-master 40 mm 16622.

  • an untypical Rolex!
  • a fluid, delicate and light line around the wrist
  • a multitasking use
  • a less good readability than on the sports models
  • the absence of anti-reflection coating on the sapphire glass
  • a more confidential model, which reselling might be less easier than another Rolex.

Technical specifications

Brand Rolex
Model name
Case material
Case diameter (without crown)
Case diameter (crown included)
Movement type
Base Caliber
Power reserve
Transparent back
Lug width
Length from lug to lug
Case thickness
Clasp type
Clasp material
Total weight
Retail price USA at September 13th, 2010

Editor's opinion 72/100

Movement (/20) Movement Optimisation / Garnishment (/5) Ease of handling and adjustment (/5) Movement control proceeded by the Manufacture / horlogical awards (/3) Power reserve (/2) Finishing (/20) Dial finishing (/6) Case finishing (/6) Quality of garnishment / caseback engraving quality (/2) Crystal quality (/4) Functionality (/20) Diurnal legibility (/5) Night legibility (/4) Water resistance (/3) Strap : ease of size adjustment + ease of substitution (/4) Additional items (/10) Limited edition (/3) Watch delivered with several straps (/2) Quality of the watch box (/1) Portability with shirtsleeves buttoned (/2) Goodies included (/1)
Comfort (/15) 14
Complications (/5) 0.5
Clasp finishing (inner and extern) (/2) 2
Clasp : quality and safety (/4) 4
Understandability of the brochure (/1) 1
Value for money (/15) 13
When to wear it ? For a boat trip on the Riviera, driving a Riva !

A sporty Rolex watch

Once around the wrist, this watch intrigues. Rolex has used us to specific categories, which design has become a reference. Yet, in this case, “the tester at your service”, although familiar with the Rolex, looses its marks. The play is blurred.

Are we in front of a sporty Rolex watch?

Numerous clues indicate so:

  • a 40 mm diameter, an usual size for Rolex, which is nearly rare nowadays, and suits well my 17,5 cm wrist – Yes
  • a triplock screwed crown protected by the caseband – Yes
  • the 3135 caliber, well-known for its legendary robustness – Yes
  • the sapphire glass, with no anti-reflection coating, with its cyclops, magnifying glass that does not get the approval of everyone, but is dreadfully efficient – Yes
  • the revolving bezel (bidirectional) – Yes
  • the Mercedes hands and the circled markers for a good readability – Yes
  • the comfortable Oysterlock strap (reference 78360), fulfilled links with polished/brushed alternation, a lighter buckle but nevertheless solid – Yes
  • the back totally free of any kinds of writings – Yes
  • Certified Chronometer – Yes

Though, there is something more….

News Rolex Explorer II ref. 226570 (version 2021) – What to think of it? Opinion, Live pics

Watch review rolex daytona white gold 116519ln oysterflex: more iconic than ever, watch review rolex day-date 40 everose gold ref. 228235: don’t wait to be president to buy it, a vintage profile for the rolex yacht-master.

Hence, what is the profile of the case? Something from the Datejust maybe…

A delicate line, with more marked curves and lugs slightly plunging and above all, integrally polished: the famous “Rolex brushed” of the upper part of the lugs is now replaced with a mirror polished.

That’s it: this Yacht-Master benefits a neo-vintage line, rich of unsuspected charms, which subtly makes the difference with the other models of the sports range (and in particular the Submariner).

“Unsual” colors for Rolex watches

Another new element: its light grey dial, enlivened by the red seconds’ hand and the Yacht-Master inscription, also in red (My God! A “Red” could exclaimed a non-used amateur of the brand!), that seems finely glittered and catches the light.

At last, another differencing element: the bezel made of platinum… Nevertheless, it takes up the traditional subdivisions of the Submariner with raised markers and numbers – which exposes it to the scratches of everyday life.

News A new Panerai Bronzo in 2021? Discover the PAM 1074 (Live pictures, price)

News ralf tech wrx electric original: a superlative toolwatch, a really untypical rolex.

What risks have I taken to put this Rolex around my wrist for you, The Watch Observer’s reader?

It is not a dressy Rolex !

We know the delicate and small diameter Datejust, or in the sports range, some models with noble metals such as gold or gold/steel combined.

No, here, we deal with an untypical model.

Its detractors can devoice:

  • this light grey dial makes the readability less intuitive than with a black dial!
  • or: the bezel with its raised numbers engraved within the mass is little readable
  • or even: there is a “Canada Dry effect” = it looks like a Rolex withouth looking like the model people have in mind…

And they will be right. Let them go back to their first loves : The Yacht-Master is not the Rolex made for them.

What to remember

Finally – and here I stake my all – this Yacht-Master is dedicated to a particular amateur of Rolex: the one that will not be afraid to assume what will be perceived by some purists of the brand as an heresy, but that merely corresponds to another type of Rolex, just a little more confidential… Let’s be a good gambler and recognizes it.

Leave a comment Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Enregistrer mon nom et mon e-mail dans le navigateur pour mon prochain commentaire.

Affordable watches

French watches, automatic watches, dive watches, chronographs, japanese watches, swiss watches, gmt watches.

Shop New Arrivals

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Ultimate Buying Guide

Rolex Yacht Master 40 Buying Guide

If you could buy a Rolex watch for yourself, which would it be? We guess most people would have a long list. However, most people wouldn’t think to choose the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 – a hidden jewel in the Rolex professional line up in a 40mm stainless steel case.

To take you back in time, Rolex Yacht-Master (YM) was in development for a while. It’s regarded as one of the most demanding watches produced by Rolex and took several years to finish. Its concept was born as early as the mid-1960s, but it wasn’t until the 1990’s that the model was officially released to the market.

With its updated styling and re-engineered mechanical movements, the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 is a unique watch that straddles style and luxury at a comparatively lower price. Below, we’ll discuss the Rolex Yacht-Master 40, and provide expert tips when buying the watch.

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Two-Tone Blue Dial

Rolex Yacht-Master 40: An Ultra-Modern Design

A line up of the Oyster Perpetual family, Rolex Yacht master 40 collection is a series of watches with a unique design built to withstand the elements. It was originally designed for diving enthusiasts but is refined enough to fit the daily wearer.

The Yacht-Master 40 was first introduced in the 90s. Since then, it has undergone several upgrades. One of the first products of the YM line is the ref. 16628 in 18k yellow gold. In 1999, amidst the Y2K bug, the brand introduced another line in caliber 3135 movement – the ref. 16622. Instead of an 18k yellow gold, the watch boasts stainless steel material with a platinum bezel. Back then, the watch model was touted as the “celebrity favorite” as Phil Collins, Bruce Willis, and other personalities were spotted wearing it.

Fast forward to 2012, the ref. 116622 was born. It still had the platinum dial but with some distinctive configuration, such as the shimmering effect and a glittering finish. Finally, the 126622 joined the Rolex catalog in 2019. The best thing about this watch is that it offers an Oysterflex bracelet option that allows for increased flexibility without sacrificing comfort or style.

With its evolution, the Rolex Yacht Master 40 is a stunning watch with an elegant and stylish design, perfect for any occasion. Above all, it has all of the features you would expect from a luxury watch brand like Rolex:

  • The 40 mm Oyster case exemplifies solid craftsmanship and elegance.
  • It comes with a sapphire crystal that protects its face from scratches.
  • The model also features an automatic movement with a date display at 3 o’clock on the dial.
  • The bezel is made of ceramic and titanium, which makes it incredibly strong and durable.
  • Rolex Yacht-Master 40 watch comes with an Oyster Steel bracelet that is resistant to rust and corrosion.
  • With a folding Oysterlock safety clasp, you can easily put on or remove it without worrying about it falling off.
  • As the name implies, this watch is popular with yachtsmen because it has high water resistance and a rotating bezel.

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose Oysterflex Bracelet

Reasons To Buy a Rolex Yacht-Master 40

As a successful person, we know you’ll choose to grab a Rolex – specifically a YM 40 model due to its bolder look. Beyond that, there are several reasons to buy a YM 40 watch.

Signifies Status & Success

The Rolex Yacht Master 40 is a watch that says quite a bit about its wearer. Whenever you have it on your wrist, it simply shouts, “You’ve made it!” Created to stand the test of time, it represents the pinnacle of exquisite watchmaking. It’s an icon of success, power, and prestige.

No matter what you do or where you go, this watch will serve as a reminder of your accomplishments. You worked hard to get where you are. It’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor by treating yourself to one of the Yacht-Master 40 series.


Rolex Yacht-Master 40 has always been the symbol of precision and excellent performance, thanks to its Chronograph movement. With its sleek lines, accurate timekeeping, and blistering performance, the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 is a tool watch built to last. You can trust that it keeps up with your relentless pace. It’s no wonder that this beautifully-crafted timepiece has been a favorite of professionals, businessmen, and sailors for years.

Investment Potential

Due to the brand’s longstanding history and notable name, Rolex watches are currently worth a significant amount on the vintage market, making buying a used model or original model watch a sound investment. Also, due to their high price tag, they hold value whenever you want to resell them in the future.

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose Chocolate Dial

What To Look For When Buying a Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Watch

The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 is essentially a luxury yacht on your wrist. It’s bold, powerful, and gives you the feeling of freedom. However, there are a few things that you need to know before you purchase this hefty piece. If you take the time to check out these few tips, it will make it much easier for you to get one of these watches and enjoy the lifestyle that comes with it.

Examine the Condition of the Watch

Like most things in life, the condition affects the value of a Rolex watch. It’s especially important if you’re looking to purchase a pre-owned Rolex Yacht-Master 40. Mostly, you’ll look for one in excellent condition and priced below the high end of reasonable. However, these watches are rare and are almost impossible to find.

Nevertheless, when you buy, thoroughly check the condition of the watch, such as:

  • The bezel, crystal, or bracelet should be free from deep scratches.
  • There should be no stains, marks, or corrosion on the dial and markers.
  • The links in the bracelet should be snug and not loose or stretched out.

Additionally, watch boxes and maintenance documentation come with new YM 40 watches. However, if a pre-owned watch doesn’t have paperwork that comes with it, the only way to ensure authenticity is to be very knowledgeable about the model. In addition, reputable sources like Bob’s Watches offer at least a year’s warranty.

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Platinum Blue Dial

Be Alert on Spotting Fakes

Yacht-Master 40 (or Rolex watches, in general) are a good business due to their quality and price. That’s why many people get the opportunity to sell imitations to make money.

With that in mind, here are tips on what to look for when trying to spot the real deal:

  • The watch’s weight speaks of the quality materials used to create it. Thus, if it’s a light one, it means they’re made of low-quality materials.
  • The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 is remarkable, so its second-hand movement is smooth and not choppy.
  • It has a completely clear and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. A watch with a tinted or chipped crystal is probably fake.
  • Genuine YM 40 watches are made of precious metals. They feature a variety of different styles, but they all have a silky-smooth finish to them. Fakes have a dull look.
  • The luminous markers should be visible in the dark, and the dial should be free of scratches or imperfections.
  • Ensure that the bezel is moving smoothly without catching or clicking.

Moreover, do your research and employ all the tactics you can to ensure you’re getting a genuine product. Any trace of imperfection that isn’t normal wear and tear should make you question the authenticity of the piece.

Shop from a Certified Seller

To save yourself from dealing with fake YM 40, always buy from a certified dealer. They are typically well-established businesses that have been selling fine timepieces for decades. They should be registered with their local government and have the proper tax paperwork available upon request.

A reputable watch dealer will have a professional staff, carry a large stock of new or pre-owned watches, have a warranty policy, and never be pushy or try to rush you into making a purchase. They should be familiar with the process and will keep you informed every step of the way. If you ever find yourself feeling uncomfortable or uncertain of the seller’s intentions, leave immediately.

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Yellow Gold Blue Dial

How Much Does a Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Cost?

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 watches are a classic, timeless design that can be worn by anyone. While most people will say it’s pricey, you might be surprised to learn that they’re relatively affordable, especially compared to other Rolex watches. Depending on the model, age, and materials used, you can expect to pay between $5k and $50k for a new or used Rolex Yacht-Master 40.

Shop Our Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Collection

Without a doubt, the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 is one of the most versatile watches in the brand’s lineup. If you’re interested in buying a new or pre-owned YM 40, we’re sure that you will find the perfect one in our Rolex Yacht-Master 40 collection. We pride ourselves on our selection of high-quality, durable Men’s Rolex watches you can wear everyday.

About Paul Altieri

Paul Altieri is a vintage and pre-owned Rolex specialist, entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of BobsWatches.com. - the largest and most trusted name in luxury watches. He is widely considered a pioneer in the industry for bringing transparency and innovation to a once-considered stagnant industry. His experience spans over 35 years and he has been published in numerous publications including Forbes, The NY Times, WatchPro, and Fortune Magazine. Paul is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the watch industry and e-commerce, and regularly engages with other professionals in the industry. He is a member of the IWJG, the AWCI and a graduate of the GIA. Alongside running the premier retailer of pre-owned Rolex watches, Paul is a prominent Rolex watch collector himself amassing one of the largest private collections of rare timepieces. In an interview with the WSJ lifestyle/fashion editor Christina Binkley, Paul opened his vault to display his extensive collection of vintage Rolex Submariners and Daytonas. Paul Altieri is a trusted and recognized authority in the watch industry with a proven track record of expertise, professionalism, and commitment to excellence.

Homepage subscribe image

Bob's Watches Blog Updates

Sign up and be the first to read exclusive articles and the latest horological news.

Bob's Watches / Rolex Blog / Rolex Info

Cartier Ballon Bleu Buying Guide

Recommended Articles

Vintate Omega Speedmaster 145.012-67

Vintage Omega Speedmaster 145.012-67 Ultimate Buying Guide


Rolex Submariner 116659 SABR: A Luxurious Gem-Set Masterpiece

Rolex Watches 2022

Check Out the New Rolex 2022 Releases

You may also like.

Pre-Owned Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Stainless Steel

Cartier Ballon Bleu

Pre-Owned Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Stainless Steel

Pre Owned Rolex Sea-Dweller 126660 Steel Oyster

Rolex Sea-Dweller

Pre Owned Rolex Sea-Dweller 126660 Steel Oyster

Rolex Datejust 41 Ref 126300 Black Dial

Rolex Datejust

Rolex Datejust 41 Ref 126300 Black Dial

platinum yacht master on wrist


Owner review: rolex yacht master 16622.

Rolex Yacht Master 16622

The 1980s was a time of innovation at Rolex, with a refresh of everything in the Rolex catalog and putting a more modern and premium look to the entire line up. Gone are the days of Matte Painted dials, and hand-wound movements of the Daytona but in with the new Glossy dials, White Gold Indices and Sapphire Crystals, similar to the Rolex Line-Up you see today. The 1980s brought change aesthetically and internally to the entire catalog, but while Rolex was in development of the then new Submariner 16610, the iconic design you know today was a redesign of the original?

In the 1980s, Rolex wanted to significantly update and modernize the Rolex Submariner and give a more modern take of the outgoing Submariner 16800 of the late 70s-mid 80s. Rolex experimented with several designs, trying to give a more modern look while keeping the essence and design aspects of a submariner. They were adamant about keeping the submariner DNA for the new redesign and were scared that when unveiled, the design may not appeal to the fans of the brand and the submariner. We are of course talking about one of the most iconic and recognisable watches of all time. The thing was, they really liked the new design, since its more sleek and modern than the outgoing 16800. At the end of the day the Submariner 16610 you know and love came out and was an instant hit and the rest was history. But what happened to the prototype design? The Rolex Yacht Master 16622 was born.

Rolex Yachtmaster 16622

In 1997, we saw the introduction of the Stainless steel Rolex Yacht Master 16622. The 16622 series came in two dial variations Blue and wait for it…..Platinum. You Read it right, they used a solid platinum dial and a platinum rotating bezel, unique only to the Yachtmaster Line. This was the first time Rolex has experimented with the mix of elements being steel and Platinum in a sports watch .

The Rolex Yacht Master 16622 was also the first new release to use super luminova instead of tritium. The Rolesium Yacht Master was seen as a very unique watch that was somewhat oddball in the world of watches because of its combination of materials and its flashy looks featuring the polished centre link bracelet.

If you wanted a more elegant sports watch that looks good on formal occasions and also in the sports club, then the yacht master is the watch for you. The platinum dial glistens under the light and looks simply stunning together with the red contrast “Yacht Master” text and red seconds hand.

The Ladies 29mm and MidSize 35mm versions were also available and in my opinion, would be a stunning watch to pair with your significant other. One of the biggest drawbacks was the price, it was one of, if not the most expensive steel Rolex in the retail catalogue.

Rolex Yachtmaster 16622

The Rolex Yacht Master 16622 was updated in 2013 with the 116622. It included updates such as the more modern Rolex easy link clasp, an updated dial with thinner fonts and a smoother glossy look as opposed to the more metallic look of the old dial. The addition of super luminova instead of the old luminova also make the dial look different. Changes were also made to the bracelet with the end-links fitting much more nicely into the lugs.

Recently we have seen many things happen in the watch market . Rolex Sports Models have had a meteoric rise in value, the hype around every sports model in the Rolex range and truly there insane prices for some pieces in the Submariner ,GMT, Explorer and especially Daytona lines.

In my opinion the Rolex Yacht Master 16622 is a lot of watch for the money. You get precious metals, flashy looks, stunning dial, reliable movement, beautiful finishing and modern looks for around 8,000 USD or 400k pesos. All less than a new submariner !


Leave a Reply Cancel reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

platinum yacht master on wrist

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Rhodium Grey Dial Automatic Men's Watch 16622

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Rhodium Grey Dial Automatic Men's Watch 16622

platinum yacht master on wrist

You May Also Like

Rolex Yacht-Master Platinum Bezel Oystersteel Men's Watch 40 116622

Subscribe to our mailing list


Yacht-master 42.

Oyster, 42 mm, RLX titanium

Yacht-Master 37

Oyster, 37 mm, Oystersteel and platinum

Unyielding performance

Oyster, 37 mm, Oystersteel and Everose gold

Oyster, 37 mm, Everose gold

Oyster, 42 mm, yellow gold

Oyster, 42 mm, white gold

The heavy task of lightness

RLX titanium

Yacht-master 40.

Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel and Everose gold

Oyster, 40 mm, Everose gold

Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel and platinum

Find anything you need

platinum yacht master on wrist

You have %itemCount% in your cart. Total being %total%

Rolex Yacht-Master 116622 Stainless Steel Platinum Blue Dial

Thumbnail for Rolex Yacht-Master Stainless Steel Platinum Blue Dial 116622 wrist aficionado

Contact Us: (212)422-2600

Reference Number 116622
Model Yacht-Master 40
Movement Automatic
Case Material Steel & Platinum
Bracelet Material Steel & Platinum
Dial Blue
Case Diameter 40mm
Box & Papers Original box, original papers


Step aboard the world of luxury yachting with the Rolex Yacht-Master Stainless Steel Platinum Blue Dial 116622. This exceptional timepiece combines the finest materials, impeccable craftsmanship, and nautical elegance to create a watch that truly stands out from the crowd.  The 40mm stainless steel case provides a robust and durable foundation for the watch, while the platinum bidirectional rotatable bezel adds a touch of sophistication and luxury. The deep blue dial with luminous hour markers and hands exudes a sense of maritime allure, evoking the vast open seas and the endless possibilities they hold.  Equipped with the Caliber 3135 self-winding mechanical movement, this Yacht-Master guarantees precise timekeeping and reliability. The movement also features a Parachrom hairspring, offering enhanced resistance to temperature variations and shocks, ensuring accurate timekeeping even in the harshest conditions.  The Oyster bracelet, crafted from stainless steel and platinum, offers a blend of comfort, durability, and elegance. The Oysterlock clasp ensures a secure fit, while the Easylink extension system allows for easy adjustment, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your wrist.  Water-resistant up to 100 meters, the Yacht-Master Stainless Steel Platinum Blue Dial 116622 is ready to accompany you on your maritime adventures. Whether you're sailing the high seas or simply enjoying a day by the water, this timepiece embodies the spirit of exploration and the love for the sea.  With its striking design, exceptional performance, and enduring elegance, the Rolex Yacht-Master Stainless Steel Platinum Blue Dial 116622 is more than just a watch; it's a statement of your adventurous spirit and appreciation for the finest timepieces. Elevate your style and embrace the call of the ocean with this remarkable watch on your wrist.

We are an independently owned and operated business with boutique locations in New York,  Miami, and Beverly Hills. Feel free to stop by either location. If you aren’t finding what you’re looking for, please contact us. We wholeheartedly believe that every first-time buyer will be a client for life.

Free Insured Domestic Overnight FedEx Shipping is included in the price listed. 
We ship internationally. International customers are responsible for the cost of shipping along with the custom taxes and/or duties of the receiving country.

All of our watches are backed by a 1 Year Limited Warranty on the movement of the watch. The warranty does not cover loss, theft, minor cosmetic damage to your watch. Any damage caused by negligence or mishandling of the timepiece is not covered including water damage.

Products are usually delivered in 1-2 Business days.

New York Location 19 E 62nd St. New York New York, NY 10065 (212) 422-2600 Open Monday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM

Miami Location Setai Hotel Miami Beach 2001 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 520-6958 Open Monday - Sunday 10 AM - 8 PM

Beverly Hills Location Waldorf Astoria Hotel 9850 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 294-6305 Open Monday - Sunday 10 AM - 8 PM

[email protected]

Media Enquiries

Sell Your Watch

Wire Transfer

Bitpay Payment

Privacy Policy

Cookie Policy

Authenticity & Service Guarantee


Refund Policy

Terms of Service

platinum yacht master on wrist

Looking for a watch? WhatsApp us and we’ll source it!


About the Model

The Yacht-Master is a luxurious and iconic watch designed for sailors and yacht enthusiasts. It features a sleek and sporty design with fine attention to detail, a blue dial, and a platinum bezel. The watch is powered by a self-winding movement and has a power reserve of up to 70 hours. The case and bracelet are made from a combination of Oystersteel and platinum, making it durable and elegant. The Yacht-Master is water-resistant up to 100 meters and is a must-have for sailing enthusiasts.


Size (mm)40
Bezel MaterialPlatinum
Dial ColorBlue
Dial NumbersIndex, Dot, Luminescent
MaterialPlatinum & Stainless Steel
Strap ColorPlatinum & Stainless Steel
Strap MaterialPlatinum & Stainless Steel
Strap ClaspFolding Clasp
Strap Clasp MaterialStainless Steel
Base CaliberCalibre 3235
Power Reserve70 hours
Water Resistance100mNumber of Jewels31FunctionsHours, Minutes, Seconds, Date

Don’t miss out on the latest.

  • Скидки дня
  • Справка и помощь
  • Адрес доставки Идет загрузка... Ошибка: повторите попытку ОК
  • Продажи
  • Список отслеживания Развернуть список отслеживаемых товаров Идет загрузка... Войдите в систему , чтобы просмотреть свои сведения о пользователе
  • Краткий обзор
  • Недавно просмотренные
  • Ставки/предложения
  • Список отслеживания
  • История покупок
  • Купить опять
  • Объявления о товарах
  • Сохраненные запросы поиска
  • Сохраненные продавцы
  • Сообщения
  • Развернуть корзину Идет загрузка... Произошла ошибка. Чтобы узнать подробнее, посмотрите корзину.

Popular Collections

  • Omega Seamaster
  • Omega Speedmaster
  • Breitlling Chronomat
  • Cartier Ballon Bleu
  • Tag Heuer Formula 1

Iconic Brands

  • Grand Seiko
  • Audemars Piguet
  • Richard Mille


  1. A Unique Platinum Yacht-Master at Monaco Legend Group

    platinum yacht master on wrist

  2. 3 Platinum Yacht-Masters to Fit Any Wrist

    platinum yacht master on wrist

  3. Rolex Yacht Master 16622 On Wrist

    platinum yacht master on wrist

  4. Hands-On Rolex Yacht-Master II Review

    platinum yacht master on wrist

  5. Rolex Yacht-Master 40mm case made from platinum and stainless steel

    platinum yacht master on wrist


    platinum yacht master on wrist


  1. Rolex Yacht Master 40 Rhodium Platinum and Steel M126122 Wrist Roll

  2. Rolex Yacht Master

  3. Rolex platinum yacht

  4. 126655 Yacht Master 40 #watch #luxury

  5. The Rolex Yacht-Master Wrist Roll #Rolex #watches #shorts #yachtmaster #ChisholmHunter

  6. Rolex Yacht-Master 40 116622 Dark Rhodium


  1. A Week On The Wrist The Rolex Yachtmaster 40mm With ...

    The Everose Rolex Yachtmaster, in Rolex Everose, with Everose Oysterclasp and Oysterflex bracelet, as shown, $22,000 in 37 mm, and $24,950 in 40 mm. For more info, check out Rolex.com. Rolex. A-week-on-the-wrist. For the first time, Rolex is delivering a watch on a rubber strap - except in classic Rolex fashion it's not a rubber strap at all.

  2. Rolex Yacht-Master 40 watch: Oystersteel and platinum

    Like all Rolex Professional watches, the Yacht-Master 40 offers exceptional legibility in all circumstances, and especially in the dark, thanks to its Chromalight display. The broad hands and hour markers in simple shapes - triangles, circles, rectangles - are filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting glow.

  3. 3 Platinum Yacht-Masters to Fit Any Wrist

    Rolex Yacht-Master ref. 16622 Rolex Yacht-Master ref. 16622. The largest among the steel and platinum Yacht-Masters, the ref. 16622 sports a 40mm case. Because of its size, the Maxi Dial with the larger lume plots and fatter hands looks especially good on the machined platinum dial. The predominately monochromatic Rolesium Yacht-Master ref ...

  4. Rolex Yacht-Master Ultimate Buying Guide

    Yacht-Master Key Features: - Case Size: 29mm, 35mm, 37mm, 40mm, 42mm - Material Options: Rolesium, Yellow Rolesor, Everose Rolesor, 18k Yellow Gold, 18k Everose Gold, 18k White Gold - Functions: Time with running seconds, date display. - Bezel: 60-minute timing (bi-directional) - Water Resistance: 100 meteres / 330 feet. - Strap/Bracelet: Oyster bracelet, Oysterflex bracelet

  5. Rolex Yacht-Master

    Bracelets, clasps and extension systemsComfort and security on the wrist. 01. Oysterflex bracelet: flexible and innovative. The Oysterflex bracelet was first introduced in 2015 on the Yacht-Master 37 and Yacht-Master 40 in 18 kt Everose gold. Its innovative design meets the specific requirements of sports watches.

  6. The Rolex Yacht-Master Is Now Cooler Than Ever

    Danny Milton. April 11, 2022. 0. At 8:30 AM last Wednesday (Geneva time), when everyone stateside was tucked into their beds, the entire set of new Rolex novelties hit the internet. We immediately turned our focus to a certain left-sided crown GMT-Master II with a green and black bezel, and the new Air-King with crown guards and professional case.

  7. Watch of the Week: The Rolesium Yacht-Master 40

    The Rolex ref. 116622 is indeed a Rolesium Yacht-Master model where the 40mm Oyster case and sporty Oyster bracelet are crafted in stainless steel while the bezel is made from platinum. Although steel and platinum are both white metals - thus lend a monochromatic look to the watch - the Yacht-Master offers great contrasting textures.

  8. Rolex Yacht-Master

    Sailing occupies a special place in the world of Rolex. In 1958, the brand partnered the New York Yacht Club, creator of the legendary America's Cup. Rolex then formed partnerships with several prestigious yacht clubs around the world and became associated with major nautical events - offshore races and coastal regattas.

  9. The new Yacht-Master 40: spirit of the open seas

    The 40 mm Oyster case of the new Yacht-Master 40 is a paragon of robustness and reliability. Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct white gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The Triplock winding crown, fitted ...

  10. A Unique Platinum Rolex Yacht-Master To Be Auctioned By ...

    The unique platinum Yacht-Master on Mark's wrist For about as long as it's been around, Rolex has made accuracy and producing chronometers core to its identity and its omnipresent marketing. It's even given other landmark chronometers (the 50,000th or 100,000th, for example) to historical figures like Churchill and Eisenhower.

  11. Hands-On Rolex Yacht-Master II Review

    THE CASE: If you've been around Rolex circles for any serious amount of time, you'll likely have heard that the Yacht-Master II is simply too large of a watch for Rolex to have made - And to be fair, it's very big by Rolex standards. The watch is the only Rolex produced that measures in at 44mm with a significant 14mm thickness and is made of 904L Stainless Steel.

  12. Test of the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 mm 16622

    Numerous clues indicate so: a 40 mm diameter, an usual size for Rolex, which is nearly rare nowadays, and suits well my 17,5 cm wrist - Yes. a triplock screwed crown protected by the caseband - Yes. the 3135 caliber, well-known for its legendary robustness - Yes. the sapphire glass, with no anti-reflection coating, with its cyclops ...

  13. Owner Review: Rolex Yacht-Master 40 126622

    Before we get to my Rolex Yacht-Master 40 126622 review, we need some background. In 1992 Rolex introduced a watch that shared the silhouette of their beloved Submariner but in solid 18k yellow gold, embossed YG bezel insert soldered to the bezel, funky white dial, and the unusual name "Yacht-Master" written where "Submariner" would normally live.

  14. Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Ultimate Buying Guide

    Fast forward to 2012, the ref. 116622 was born. It still had the platinum dial but with some distinctive configuration, such as the shimmering effect and a glittering finish. ... What To Look For When Buying a Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Watch. The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 is essentially a luxury yacht on your wrist. It's bold, powerful, and gives you ...

  15. Hands On: Rolex Yacht Master 37

    #rolex #rolexyachtmaster I take a closer look at the Rolex Yacht Master 37 in Oystersteel and Platinum. 🔔 SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE - http://bit.ly/3HGYtd2 🎙 PODC...

  16. PDF Yacht-Master 42 Brochure

    The Rolex Yacht-Master and Yacht-Master II models embody the spirit of the sailor. ... the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. ... stabilizes the watch on the wrist and fitted with an 18ct Everose or white gold Oysterlock safety clasp.

  17. Owner review: Rolex Yacht Master 16622

    The Rolex Yacht Master 16622 was born. In 1997, we saw the introduction of the Stainless steel Rolex Yacht Master 16622. The 16622 series came in two dial variations Blue and wait for it…..Platinum. You Read it right, they used a solid platinum dial and a platinum rotating bezel, unique only to the Yachtmaster Line.

  18. Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Men's Watch 16622

    The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 16622 is a luxurious timepiece crafted from the finest materials. It features a stunning Rhodium Grey dial with dot and index hour markers, as well as a date display at 3 o'clock. The 40mm stainless steel case is complemented by the platinum bezel, while the Oyster Bracelet and deployment buckle provide a comfortable ...

  19. Rolex Yacht-Master

    Discover the Yacht-Master models, a combination of character, performance and robustness. The ideal Rolex watches for water sports and sailing. ... Oyster, 37 mm, Oystersteel and platinum. Unyielding performance. Oysterflex Discover more. Yacht-Master 37. Oyster, 37 mm, Oystersteel and Everose gold. Yacht-Master 37. Oyster, 37 mm, Everose gold ...

  20. PDF Yacht-Master

    The Yacht-Master's bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel is made entirely from precious metals or fitted with a Cerachrom insert in high-tech ceramic. The raised polished numerals and graduations stand out clearly against a matt, sand-blasted background. This functional bezel - which allows the wearer to calculate, for example ...

  21. Rolex Yacht-Master 116622 Stainless Steel Platinum Blue Dial

    The Rolex Yacht Master is crafted in a 40mm platinum and oystersteel perpetual style with a bidirectional 60-minute graduated bezel with a matte, sand-blasted background. This functional bezel - which allows the wearer to calculate accurate sailing times, features a blue dial with white luminous hour markers and chromalight display, a date ...

  22. Yacht-Master 40 Stainless Steel Blue Dial

    About the Model. The Yacht-Master is a luxurious and iconic watch designed for sailors and yacht enthusiasts. It features a sleek and sporty design with fine attention to detail, a blue dial, and a platinum bezel. The watch is powered by a self-winding movement and has a power reserve of up to 70 hours. The case and bracelet are made from a ...

  23. Rolex Yacht-Master Platinum Case Wristwatches for sale

    Rolex Yacht-Master Date 169622 Platinum Stainless Steel Ladies Watch. (5) $4,723.95. or Best Offer. Free shipping. Authenticity Guarantee. Rolex Hands for Yachtmaster 116622. Genuine Rolex Yachtmaster Hand set. (1)