THE WATCH OF THE OPEN SEAS

The Rolex Yacht-Master and Yacht-Master II models embody the spirit of the sailor. Inspired by the rich heritage that has bound Rolex to the world of sailing since the 1950s, the Yacht-Master blends function and style, while the Yacht-Master II brings together the finest in Rolex technology to create a regatta chronograph built for yachting competition.

904L STAINLESS STEEL

Model features

Rolex uses 904L stainless steel for its steel watch cases. 904L is mainly used in the high technology, aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. A superalloy, 904L is extremely resistant and highly polishable. It maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

WHITE DIAL

Model features

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. The Yacht-Master II’s countdown can be programmed for a duration of between 1 and 10 minutes. The programming is memorized by the mechanism so that at a reset it returns to the previous setting. Once launched, the countdown can be synchronized on the y to match the of cial race countdown.

THE OYSTER BRACELET

Model features

The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function, aesthetics and technology, designed to be both robust and comfortable. It is equipped with an Oysterlock folding clasp, which prevents accidental opening and the Easylink comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex. This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.

4161 MOVEMENT

Model features

The Yacht-Master II is equipped with calibre 4161, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture, manufacturing quality and innovative features make it singularly precise and reliable. This abundance of Rolex technology, the result of over 35,000 hours of development, includes a patented function and comprises some 360 components. Some of them are made by UV-LiGA, a micromanufac-turing technology entirely mastered in-house by Rolex. This technology allows the production of components whose tiny proportions or complex geometry rule out manufacturing by traditional machining methods.

RING COMMAND BEZEL

Model features

Rolex achieved perfection when it turned its attention to redefining the purpose and functionality of the bezel. Typically, a bezel operates independently from the internal mechanism; however, the Ring Command bezel in the Yacht-Master II regatta chronograph operates in conjunction with it. As a mechanical component linked to the movement, the bezel literally acts as the key to the programmable countdown, allowing it to be set and synchronised to the sequence of race start times. Complex in design, but simple in use, it is functionally beautiful.

MODEL CASE

MODEL CASE
Oyster, 44 mm, steel

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

DIAMETER
44 mm

MATERIAL
904L steel

BEZEL
Bidirectional rotatable Ring Command bezel. Blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic, engraved numerals and inscription

WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system

CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire

WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

MOVEMENT

MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, regatta chronograph

CALIBRE
4161, Manufacture Rolex

PRECISION
-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

FUNCTIONS
Centre hour and minute hands, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock. Programmable countdown with mechanical memory and on-the-fly synchronization. Stop-seconds for precise time setting

OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring

WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

POWER RESERVE
Approximately 72 hours

BRACELET

BRACELET
Oyster, flat three-piece links

BRACELET MATERIAL
904L steel

CLASP
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

DIAL

DIAL
White

DETAILS
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

CERTIFICATION

Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

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