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Rolex Yacht-Master Two-Tone 116621 Review

Rolex yacht-master, first launched in 1992, is a newer addition to the brand’s catalog, and it’s more flashy and luxurious than the iconic Submariner dive watch. Although Submariners are better suited to venturing below the surface, Yacht-Master perform well on deck and even on land. Over the past few decades, the Rolex Yacht-Master has maintained its notorious luxury aesthetic, which we’ll explore further in this review of the two-tone Everose Rolesor Rolex 116621.
The Rolex Yacht-Master 116621 was released at Baselworld in 2016, the same year that Rolex introduced Oystersteel and ceramic Daytona. At the time of launch, the ref. 116621 was the first Everose Rolesor version of the Yacht-Master, which paired Oystersteel with the brand’s signature 18kt rose-gold alloy. Its release was overshadowed by rumors surrounding the new Daytona, and now that the dust has settled, ref. 116621 is getting more attention from informed collectors.
The drive Yacht-Master 116621 is a Rolex internal caliber 3135 movement. The Cal 3135 has been used in many date display fake watches from Rolex for decades because of its precision, reliability and ease of use. In addition to being self-winding and pulsing at a standard frequency of 28,800 BPH, the Cal.3135 has an automatic date change mechanism and a 48-hour power reserve. The new version of the movement also comes equipped with a Rolex patented paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, which enables the Yacht-Master 116621 to be accurate to within -2/+2 seconds per day.
In addition to COSC-certified, this means that the officially movement meets strict standards set by the Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, the Cal. 3135 in the Yacht-Master 116621 also includes the Rolex Chronometer top level certification, which insists on more stringent timing and performance standards than the traditional chronometer-rated campaign.
In terms of size, the Rolex Yacht-Master 116621 is still the same as the previous 40mm Oyster shell. The case is equipped with the series signature sand-bladed 60-minute rotating bezel (which is made from the solid 18-k Everose gold of ref. 116621) and the Rolex triple lock crown, which is screwed into the Monobloc middle of the single block and promises water resistance of up to 100 meters. Rolex’s Yacht-Master has also featured casters that are more curved and tapered than other sports models currently in production, giving the replica watch a more sophisticated and refined look.
The original ref. 116621 is paired with Everose Rolesor in warm tones with a stunning chocolate sunburst dial, which includes matching time markers, hands, and Rolex logo with rose gold accents. A black dial option was added later; However, brown and black dials are still very popular with second-hand market collectors.