Rolex is introducing the new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II, its unique regatta chronograph dedicated to both yachting enthusiasts and experienced sailors. The Yacht-Master II is equipped with a new dial, and new hands that are characteristic of Rolex Professional models, enhancing legibility and sharpening its aesthetic appeal. The dial now features a triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock and a rectangular hour marker at 6 o’clock for more intuitive reading of the watch. A luminescent disc on the hour hand clearly distinguishes it from the minute hand. This configuration is available for all Yacht-Master II models in 904L steel, the Everose Rolesor version (combining 904L steel and 18 ct Everose gold), in 18 ct yellow gold and in 18 ct white gold.
The Yacht-Master II, a Professional regatta watch created in 2007, features an exclusive function developed by Rolex: a programmable countdown with a mechanical memory that can be synchronized on the ﬂy, a function that responds ideally to the need for precise timing during the crucial starting sequence of a regatta. Although technically complex, it is essentially very simple to use: the countdown programming is accessed, and locked, via the rotatable Ring Command bezel, an innovative interface between bezel and movement developed by Rolex.
Like all Rolex watches, the Yacht-Master II is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that the watch has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative
Chronometer after casing is of the order of −2/+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.
The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II
Case ref. 116680 | Bracelet ref. 78210
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 44 mm
Material: 904L steel, satin and polished finish
Bezel: Bidirectional 90° rotatable Ring Command bezel; Cerachrom insert in blue ceramic with engraved numerals and inscription coated with platinum via magnetron sputtering
Case back: Screw-down with Rolex ﬂuting
Winding crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Crown guard: Integral part of the middle case
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)
Calibre 4161, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: –2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Oscillator Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts
Traversing balance bridge
Jewelling: 42 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours
Centre hour and minute hands, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock
Programmable regatta countdown with mechanical memory, retrograde minute hand, on-the-ﬂy synchronization of the countdown seconds and minute hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Colour: White lacquer, blue small seconds counter
Hour markers: Highly legible Chromalight appliqués (long-lasting luminescence) in 18 ct white gold
Hands: 18 ct white gold, Chromalight
Type: Oyster, three-piece solid links
Material: 904L steel, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges
Clasp: Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
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