Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

60 Rolex Outstanding and Fine Yacht Master Automatic Wristwatch in Steel and Platinum, Reference 16 622, With Sweep Center Seconds, Date and Bracelet

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 6,240

Lot Description

Model: Yatch Master
Material: Stainless Steel and platinum
Reference N°: 16622
Year: 2003
Case N°: F20869
Caliber: 3135
Movement type: Automatic
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Among Rolex’s creations, the Yacht-Master is one of the youngest models produced but with its everyday design, casual elegance and sporty style, in a short time has carved out an important space on consumer’s wrists. The first model of Yacht-Master, the 16 628, was introduced in 1992 in full 18kt gold with white dial. Soon a Yacht-Master fever came out and with that raised a request for some other versions. The reference 16 622, such as the present watch, was the answer to this demand, released in 1999 with an unusual and unexpected feature of material: steel and platinum, also named Rolesium. The full-size men’s Yacht-Master is measured at 40mm and the stainless steel case and bracelet of this specimen are in excellent condition and give the watch solidity and strength. The movement used is the caliber 3135, the same equipped on the Submariner. To give more elegance and preciousness, instead, Rolex has created a frosted platinum dial with luminous white gold round, baton and triangular indexes, outer minute track, aperture for the date and a special bezel. This attractive bidirectional revolving frosted graduated platinum bezel is a time-lapse Rolex idea, the perfect tool used to measure an elapsed amount of time in sports, such as sailing. This bezel has now became a trademark for Rolex and is present on many other diving models. the present lot offers an exceptional opportunity for watch and sea enthusiasts to own a piece of excellence.