Rare

Rolex
Yacht-Master
Ref. 16628


EUR 36.950,-

Rolex Yacht-Master with box and papers in unpolished collector's condition. A watch for sailors and all who love an elegant sports watch.

Details


Material

Yellow Gold

Clockwork

Automatic

Ref NR.

16628

Dial color

white

Paper

Yes, from 2007

Condition

nearly unworn

Box

Yes

Diameter

40mm

Warranty

2 Years

a new luxury lifestyle

The dawn of the Yacht-Master

More luxurious than the Submariner, sportier than the Datejust and dressier than the GMT-Master, this was the timepiece superyacht owners had been waiting for. While Rolex has long been a supporter of yachting and experimented with a Yacht-Master dial prototype based on the Cosmograph in the 1960s, it was not until the 1990s that the brand introduced a watch explicitly dedicated to the nautical lifestyle. The first model to launch the Yacht-Master collection was the Yacht-Master ref. 16628. Initially exclusively available in 18 carat yellow gold, it was clear from the start that Rolex wanted to position the Yacht-Master above the regular sports watch with plenty of style and flair.

A succesfull partnership

Rolex & Yachting

Rolex's official link with the sailing world began in 1958 when it signed a sponsorship agreement with the New York Yacht Club (NYYC), the driving force behind the oldest regatta in sailing - the America's Cup. Since then, Rolex has sponsored the world's most prestigious regattas and sailing races.

The Sailor's Watch

Yacht-Master

The Rolex Yacht-Master was introduced in 1992 and was the first Rolex specially designed for sailors. The rotating bezel together with the minute hand can be used as a chronometer for navigation purposes.

The best time is now:

Rolex Yacht-Master

2 Years Timelounge Warranty

Box included

Papers included

Articles prepared for you

In the right time

Men's watches

Everything used to be better in the old days, honestly, this saying already got rather on my nerves when I was with my parents. It's unthinkable that I would ever use it myself. After all, today we live in times of the internet, with all kinds of information at our fingertips, and so on and so forth.

Rolex' Left Hand

Rarely could a Rolex collector feel so - excuse me - made fun of as at the start of the Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022. Instead of new models, new innovations, Rolex actually comes - again - with a GMT-Master II in stainless steel. However, the Rolex novelty of the year is not adorned by a really improved movement or a slimmer case, but simply by a new bezel colour. Again!