Baselworld 2011: Rolex Yacht-Master II

 

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This
year, Rolex presents the first Professional watch in the Oyster collection to
be available in Everose Rolesor, an exquisite amalgamation of the 904L steel
and 18 ct Everose gold, Rolex's trademark version of rose gold that it manufactures itself.

The
new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II embodies all of the intense emotion associated
with a regatta. Its impressive size and sleek nautical-inspired design and regatta
chronograph reflect the celebrated Maxi Yachts, built to brave the oceans.

With its numerous clever watchmaking
features, the Yacht-Master II model is the epitome of the brand’s creative force and technology. Equipped
with a programmable countdown with a mechanical memory, the Oyster Perpetual
Yacht-Master II boasts a pioneering watchmaking complication, based on
interaction between the movement and the bezel, allowing the wearer to designate
a countdown sequence from 1 to 10 minutes.

The
Yacht-Master II is luxurious functionality at its zenith. Built to last, this
rugged timepiece is stamped from a block of corrosion-resistant 904L steel,
offering all the qualities of water resistance that have cemented the reputation
of Oyster watches. The patented blue cerachrom bezel insert, virtually impervious
to scratches and corrosion-resistant, is also patented and manufactured by
Rolex.

Specifications

Case Type: Oyster (monobloc
middle case, screw-down case back and winding
crown)

Diameter:
 44 mm

Material:
EVEROSE ROLESOR

Case
back: Screw-down with Rolex fluting

Bezel:
Bidirectional 90° rotatable RING COMMAND bezel in 18 ct EVEROSE gold

Blue
CERACHROM insert with engraved numerals filled with pink gold via magnetron
cathode sputtering

Winding
crown: 18 ct EVEROSE gold, screw-down, TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system

Waterproofness:
100 meters (330 feet)

Movement:  Calibre 4160 Chronograph with
column wheel and vertical clutch. Officially certified Swiss chronometer

Functions:
Programmable regatta countdown with mechanical memory, retrograde minute hand
and on-the-fly synchronization of the countdown seconds and minute hand to the
nearest minute

Oscillator
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz), Non-magnetic blue PARACHROM hairspring, Breguet
overcoil

Jewelling:
42 rubies

Winding:
Bidirectional self-winding via rotor on ball bearings

Power
reserve: Approximately 72 hours

Dial: White
lacquered, snailed pink gold small seconds counter, CHROMALIGHT display with
long-lasting luminescence

Hour
markers: 12 appliques in pink gold

Hands:
Pink gold, blued

Bracelet: Oyster,
three-piece solid links

Material:
EVEROSE ROLESOR, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with
polished edges

Clasp:
OYSTERLOCK folding clasp with safety catch

Rolex.com

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