We’re very excited for this very special Rolex Yacht Master landing at NWB this week. For all Rolex fans around the world this is a true beauty.
Fans of the Rolex Yacht-Master (sometimes written as Rolex Yachtmaster or Rolex Yacht-Master) will remember that Baselworld 2012 saw the debut of a new version of the Rolex Yacht-Master in a Rolesium case. In 2013, that Rolex Yachtmaster model’s larger successor, the Rolex Yacht-Master II, was the focus, with Rolex introducing the first version of the popular regatta-countdown chronograph Yacht-Master watch in a 904L stainless steel case with a blue Cerachrom bezel insert.
The signature feature of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II, first introduced in 2007, is its regatta countdown function, developed exclusively for Rolex, which can be programmed from 1 to 10 minutes and incorporates a mechanical “memory” that allows it to be reset to the same countdown duration used previously. Once launched, the countdown can also be synchronized on the fly, enabling adjustment to match the official regatta countdown — an important feature because of the need for very precise timing during the crucial starting sequence of a regatta. Programming the countdown is easy, by means of the rotatable Ring Command bezel, a Rolex-developed system linking the bezel to the movement.