Design and Nautical Elegance
The Rolex Yacht-Master 116622 is a 40mm watch that effortlessly combines sporty aesthetics with timeless elegance. The stainless steel case and bracelet provide durability and a classic appeal, while the blue dial introduces a bold and sophisticated touch, reminiscent of the open sea.
The blue sunburst dial, adorned with luminescent hour markers and Mercedes hands, ensures impeccable legibility even in low-light conditions. The signature date window at 3 o’clock, magnified by Rolex’s Cyclops lens, further enhances functionality and adds to the watch’s overall design.
Bezel and Functionality
One of the standout features of the Yacht-Master 116622 is its bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel. This unique feature allows the wearer to calculate elapsed time, a practical function for those navigating the high seas. The bi-directional design, in contrast to Rolex’s unidirectional diving bezels, is tailored for measuring sailing events. The bezel’s 120 clicks ensure precise timekeeping.
Movement and Precision
The heart of this timepiece beats with the Rolex Caliber 3135, a self-winding automatic movement known for its precision and reliability. Certified as a Superlative Chronometer, the 3135 movement not only meets but exceeds the strict COSC (Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres) standards, guaranteeing exceptional timekeeping accuracy.
Rolex’s Parachrom hairspring, made from a paramagnetic alloy, enhances the watch’s resistance to magnetic fields and shocks. The movement also boasts a power reserve of approximately 48 hours, ensuring that the watch continues to tick with precision even when not worn for a day or two.
Water Resistance and Durability
As a part of the Yacht-Master collection, the 116622 is designed to withstand the rigors of a maritime lifestyle. Its Oyster case, crafted from 904L stainless steel, is known for its robustness and resistance to corrosion. The Triplock winding crown adds an extra layer of waterproofing, ensuring a water resistance rating of 100 meters (330 feet), making it suitable for light water sports and recreational diving.
Bracelet and Clasp
The Oyster bracelet is a hallmark of Rolex design, combining style with comfort. The flat three-piece links not only exude elegance but also provide a secure and comfortable fit. The bracelet is equipped with an Oysterlock clasp featuring Rolex’s Easylink extension system. This system allows wearers to make minor adjustments to the bracelet’s length without any tools, ensuring a perfect fit for any occasion.