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A water-resistant Oyster case, large hour markers and bold hands are essential elements of Rolex’s Submariner, introduced in 1953 and made for use underwater. In contrast, Rolex’s Yacht-Master, launched in 1992, is a luxury liner – equally at home on board a yacht on the high seas or on land at a ritzy yacht club. But to enjoy this luxury you’ll need to pay almost $25,000 for the 40-mm Everose gold and Cerachrom ceramic version shown here. Stainless-steel versions of the Yacht-Master are priced about $13,000 less.

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The Yacht-Master was the first watch in Rolex’s Professional Oyster Collection to come in three different case sizes: 29, 35 and 40 mm.The watch is powered by a seasoned caliber, the Rolex 3135, used in the very first Yacht-Master in 1992. The 3135 debuted in 1988 in the Submariner. The blue Parachrom balance spring was added to the movement in 2005, five years after it was first introduced in the Cosmograph Daytona. Its paramagnetic alloy resists changes caused by temperature variations and magnetic fields.

The well-known Cyclops date lens was patented by Rolex in 1953 and introduced in 1954 on the Datejust. This magnifying device is made of sapphire, like the watch’s crystal, and has nonreflective coating on both sides. The jumping date advances exactly at midnight.

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The dial has a characteristic Rolex look. The applied markers and elongated triangle at 12 o’clock are filled with Rolex’s luminous substance, Chromalight, and are displayed on a matte black background. The hour hand has a “Mercedes” circle filled with Chromalight and the seconds hand has a luminous Chromalight dot. The stark contrast of black and white ensures excellent legibility during the day; at night the Chromalight emits a blue glow for easy reading in the dark.

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The Yacht-Master’s dial is easy to read day and night thanks to a strong black-and-white contrast and blue Chromalight luminescence.

 

SPECS:

Manufacturer: Rolex SA, Rue François-Dussaud 3-7, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Reference number: 116655
Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date, bidirectional rotating bezel
Movement: In-house Caliber 3135, automatic, “Superlative Chronometer” certified, 28,800 vph, 31 jewels, Kif shock absorbers, Glucydur balance with Microstella regulating screws, Parachrom balance spring with overcoil, 48-hour power reserve, diameter = 28.5 mm, height = 6.0 mm
Case: Everose-gold Oyster case with black Cerachrom ceramic graduated bezel, sapphire crystal with Cyclops magnifying lens, water resistant to 100 m
Bracelet and clasp: Oysterflex bracelet with Everose-gold, single-sided Oysterlock folding clasp
Rate results: Deviations in seconds per 24 hours (Fully wound / after 24 hours)
Dial up +3.1 / +2.9
Dial down +2.1 / +3.2
Crown up -0.7 / -1.6
Crown down -0.8 / -2.6
Crown left +2.5 / +2.6
Greatest deviation of rate 3.9 / 5.8
Average deviation +1.2 / +0.9
Average amplitude:
Flat positions 292° / 265°
Hanging positions 247° / 233°
Dimensions: Diameter = 40 mm, height = 11 mm, weight = 154 g
Variations: 37-mm case (Ref. 268655, with Caliber 2236, $22,000)
Price: $24,950

 

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The Rolex Air King is a watch for younger people priced at only £4,500. The watch combines a more audacious design with the most advanced technology available at Rolex.

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The movement is hermetically shielded by a soft iron inner-case against magnetic fields. The diameter of the 904L-steel-case is 40 mm, it is waterproof up to 100 meters. The movement is precise to -2/+2 seconds per day and certified as a Superlative chronometer and has a power reserve of 48 hours. It is a 4 Hz-calibre equipped with Parachrom balance-spring.

 

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If you’re a motorhead, you have a head for more than just automotive gear. Watches, especially, are known to draw the attention—and the hard-earned money—of car enthusiasts and racers alike.

These watches are perfect for the race track, the job, or just a slow weekend at home.

Omega Speedmaster Racing Co-Axial Chronograph

From the brand that went to the moon, the Speedmaster Racing Co-Axial features a classic design, offers a tire-tread band as an option, and sports one of the best in-house, truly unique movements available for less than the price of a McQueen relic.

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Rolex have released the new Day-Date 40, a larger version of the classic 36-mm Day-Date with an all-new movement.

Fans of the original Day-Date still have plenty of options at the more modest size, including the five recently launched models: 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, or 18k Everose gold cases and available in several colourful dial-strap combos.

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The cases all measure 36 mm in diameter and are milled from a solid block of gold. These Rolex Day-Dates all have dials that match their leather straps and represent a veritable rainbow of colors. There are five combinations available: green and cognac dials and straps on the watches with yellow-gold cases; blue or cherry on the watches with white-gold cases; and chocolate on the watch with Everose gold case. (Everose gold is an exclusive, high-purity alloy made by Rolex that has a smattering of platinum in the mix.) There is also a more traditional version in Everose gold featuring a rhodium dial and black strap.

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These Rolex Day-Dates are powered by Rolex’s manufacture Caliber 3155, an automatic movement and certified COSC chronometer. The blue Parachrom hairspring (Parachrom is another Rolex-exclusive alloy) in the movement’s oscillator is built to resist the influence of magnetic fields and withstand extreme temperature variations. According to Rolex, this type of hairspring is also 10 times more shock-resistant than the traditional type. Among the movement’s other attributes are a large balance wheel with variable inertia, a Breguet overcoil, a stop-seconds function for precise time-setting, and a power reserve of around 48 hours.

Prices on the five Rolex Day-Dates range from $23,000 to $25,000.

A stainless steel pre-owned gentleman’s 2003 Rolex Sea Dweller Submariner 16600 automatic wrist watch, black dial with luminescent hourly dot, baton and chevron markers, date aperture to three o’clock, black rotating bezel, tonneau-shaped case fitted to a brushed stainless steel finish Oyster bracelet with flip-lock clasp.

  • Case width 40mm (excluding crown)
  • Black Dial
  • Helium Valve
  • Screw-down Crown
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Automatic Movement
  • Black Rotating Bezel
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet
  • Flip-lock Clasp
  • Condition 9.5/10
  • Supplied with Rolex box (inner and outer), instruction books, tags, leather wallet, anchor and original Rolex certificate

This watch is now SOLD!

For more information please contact The Watch Spy on 01892 506970 or email sales@thewatchspy.net

A stainless steel pre-owned gentleman’s 2011 Rolex Submariner 116610 LN automatic wrist watch, black dial with luminescent hourly dot, baton and chevron markers, date aperture to three o’clock, green ceramic rotating bezel, tonneau-shaped case fitted to a brushed finish stainless steel Oyster bracelet with Glidelock clasp.

  • Case width 40mm (excluding crown)
  • Black ‘Maxi’ Dial
  • Chromalight Display
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Automatic Movement
  • Black Ceramic Rotating Bezel
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Screw-down Crown
  • Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet
  • Glidelock Clasp
  • Condition 9.5/10
  • Supplied with original Rolex box, instructions and original Rolex warranty card

This watch is on sale at £5250 including a 12 month warranty

For more information please contact The Watch Spy on 01892 506970 or email sales@thewatchspy.net

A stainless steel pre-owned gentleman’s 2008 Rolex Submariner 16610 LV ’50th Anniversary’ automatic wrist watch, black dial with luminescent hourly dot, baton and chevron markers, date aperture to three o’clock, green rotating bezel, tonneau-shaped case fitted to a brushed finish Oyster bracelet with flip-lock clasp.

  • Case width 40mm (excluding crown)
  • Black ‘Maxi’ Dial
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Automatic Movement
  • Green Rotating Bezel
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet
  • Spare link
  • Flip-lock Clasp
  • Condition 9.5/10
  • Supplied with Rolex box, original warranty card, green leather wallet, instruction booklet and cleaning cloth

This watch is now SOLD!

For more information please contact The Watch Spy on 01892 506970 or email sales@thewatchspy.net