I remember the wanted-list in the German watch magazines I read back then, they always included Yacht-Masters for high prices.I think I once read replica omega Speedmaster Professional watches in one of those magazines, that Rolex wanted to create a luxury version of their existing divers watch, the Submarin
As I am sure not everyone is eager (or able) to pay 275 euro for a book, I will quote some of it here. The introduction of the Yacht-Master ref.16628 was in 1992, a full 18kt gold wrist watch [with white dial] with Rolex caliber 3135 movement, as used in the Submariner and Sea-Dweller for example. Although the watch is fitted with a triplock crown, it is only water resistant till 100 meters (10 bar). Anyone who is going to use a gold watch for diving, is a nut imho.In 1994, Rolex replica omega Speedmaster Professional watches introduces a few smaller editions [ref. 68628 = 35mm and ref. 69628 = 29mm] of this watch. For guys with small wrists or ladies, at least thats what I think was the idea. Also in gold, and available with white and blue dial. Therefor, the larger 40mm gents version is sometimes being referred to as Yacht-Master Jumbo. The smaller Yacht-Master watches have Rolex caliber 2135 ticking inside.The next pit-stop was in 1999, Rolex introduces a steel/platinum (Rolesium) version of their Yacht-Master series during Basel in 1999. The 40mm version replica omega Speedmaster Professional watches is referred to as 16622 and Rolex immediately introduces the intermediate (ref. 168622 = 35mm) and ladys (ref.169622 = 29mm) versions as well. The watch becomes an instant success, and the crazyness we have seen with the Daytona, also happens to the Yacht-Master. Waiting lists of years and only seen on the wrists of famous people (who are always able to get cool stuff first ). er.