Check Out These Sizable White Gold Rolex Watches

December 15, 2016

On the larger side of Rolex's Oyster collection, the Sky-Dweller and Yacht-Master II models come in white gold configurations that combine innovative functionality with a cool luxury aesthetic. White gold has become far more fashionable than yellow gold in recent years. With both models released in the past decade, it makes sense that they would feature outstanding white gold versions to capitalize on the trend. Even though white gold tends to scratch more than stainless steel, its status as a precious metal allows it to fetch a lot more on the market.

White Gold Rolex Sky-Dweller (photo: Rolex/Maxime Le Conte des Floris)
The white gold Rolex Sky-Dweller shown above (Reference # 326939) features a 42 millimeter case, a brushed Oyster bracelet with polished center links and a fluted Ring Command bezel. A 9001 self-winding mechanical movement gives it a power reserve of 72 hours and interacts with the bezel to offer functionality. In addition to center hours, minutes and seconds, the Sky-Dweller displays the date through an aperture at 3 o'clock with a 24 hour display on an off-center disc and the month displayed through twelve apertures around the circumference of the dial. It is available with either the ivory dial shown above or a black dial in white gold on Oyster or black leather strap.

White Gold Rolex Yacht-Master II (photo: Rolex/Maxime Le Conte des Floris)
With a 44 millimeter case, one of the largest in Rolex's professional collection next to the Deepsea, the Yacht-Master II shown above (Reference # 116689) is the largest white gold configuration currently available from the watchmaker. The bidirectional Ring Command bezel is made of 950 Platinum with raised numerals and controls the regatta timer function along with the pushers at 2 and 4 o'clock.  It comes on a brushed gold Oyster bracelet with polished center links and features a Triplock winding crown. This model does not come with a date function as the dial is dominated by the 10-minute programmable countdown display. A Calibre 4161 powers this robust Rolex professional model with a power reserve of 72 hours.

The suggested retail price for the white gold Sky-Dweller is $48,850 US and the white gold Yacht-Master II goes for about $48,150 US. While their price tags are in the same range, these are very different timepieces. The Sky-Dweller has characteristics of Rolex's dress watches and offers a combination of classical design with watchmaking innovation. The Yacht-Master II has an innovative complication as well, but adheres more to the aesthetic of the watchmaker's professional line. For more information on either of these white gold Rolex watches, visit their official website at


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