Baselworld 2012: Continuing on with Rolex, we look at the new Yacht-Master, a couple new models (Ref 116622) in steel+platinum case (aka “Rolesium”), with choice of sand-blasted platinum dial or blue sunray. I like the direction Rolex has gone with the Yacht-Master this year, I just looks good, well balanced to me. Rolex notes an “entirely rethought” bezel — and this is the major improvement (in addition to the bracelet) in that it does 120 clicks in both directions (should be smoother/crisper than before). As for the bracelet, this Yacht-Master has a solid link bracelet with the spring-loaded Oysterlock clasp. The polished numerals against the sand-blasted finish of the bezel — all in platinum, mind you — looks sharp. Given a choice, I would certainly take the model with the blue sun-ray patterned dial — beautiful.
Rolex Yacht-Master Steel and Platinum (Ref 116622)
40mm steel and platinum case, choice of dial colors, oyster bracelet