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The thrilling world of yacht racing finds expression in the Yacht-Master II, a chronograph intended to mark time on the high seas. From the start signal to the last bend in the course, this watch keeps perfect time as it sails along the world’s most impressive coastlines. Thanks to patented features such as the Ring Command bezel that seamlessly blend functionality with characteristic elegance, the Yacht-Master II is a true champion of the seas.
The Yacht-Master II by Rolex beautifully respects the spirit of maritime pursuits; it is a durable racing tool and a bold accessory, waterproof and reliable to a fault. Entirely conceived and crafted by Rolex experts in Switzerland down to the manufacturing of its most minute, precise parts, the Yacht-Master II is a watch of exceptional quality and distinction. In fact, the regatta chronograph is a spectacular investment for yachting pros and horology enthusiasts alike.
The intricacy of the dial is a source of special pride for the makers of this professional watch. Alongside the traditional counter for tracking the passing of hours, minutes, and seconds, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II features mechanical memory for setting a countdown from ten minutes to zero. This makes it wonderfully practical for yacht racing, especially for observing official starting procedures. Yet, the classic wristwatch, thanks to its beautiful design, is also ideal for simply keeping track of the time on leisurely journeys far from home.
The Yacht-Master II features a clear dial that is easy to read, even in poor light and changeable weather conditions. Similarly, the square hour markers shine through the crystal thanks to their raised form and crisp, gold-lined contours. The same is true of the red accented hands that can be seen at a glance by the wearer.
By far the most renowned feature on the Yacht-Master II watch is the rotatable Ring Command bezel that encircles the dial. This element is held under patent by Rolex for good reason: The innovative bezel interacts with the 4161 movement with unprecedented precision and fluidness, uniting the entire apparatus in form and function.
On other wristwatches, the bezel operates independently from the interior mechanism that is the keeper of time. The bezel of the Yacht-Master II allows the wearer to program a countdown on a whim, either during a race or on the spur of the moment for a practice run. This intuitive interaction between the bezel and the self-winding mechanical regatta chronograph movement is unique to this timepiece.