Watchmaking Magic! Rolex Yacht-Master II

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Have you taken a look inside the Rolex Yacht-Master II? At 44mm, it's not only one of the largest watches made by Rolex. It's also one of the most complicated (second only to the Sky-Dweller).

The gold Yacht-Master 2 (reference 116688) shown on the video houses a 360-component Caliber 4161 movement, which powers this beast of a sports watch, equipped with a regatta timer for yacht racing. The watch also contains the same Ring Command bezel as the Sky-Dweller, but uses it instead to control the timing mechanisms.

Join us in this episode of our Watchmaking Magic series as we perform a complete overhaul on the watch, taking every single piece apart with surgical precision before putting them back together again.

Yuri Lopez from Chrono Sky , our preferred watchmaker, allowed us to take some breathtaking footage of the entire process.

 

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Fascinating to watch these amazing people at work. Thanks, Mike. 🙂
 
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