Among the first things you will notice about this Yacht-Master II model are the two toned 18k rose gold/stainless steel bracelet and case ( this is Rolesor, a trademark material of the Swiss brand representing the knitting of 904L steel and 18K Everose gold) and the nautical inspired chromatic of the other elements.
Indeed, this is a show-of type of watch by excellence, adequate for a forthcoming personality, not much different from the other “jewelry“ of the collection, the yellow gold version.
The luxurious design doubles the quality of the materials in all the watches from this collection, and every man can own a personal favorite by choosing the right version, because the Yach-Master II collection unveils this timepiece in different materials: rose gold/steel, yellow gold, white gold/platinum and, the most recent one, the steel version.
Is it an extravagant watch? It may be, but remember that it`s the final product of a sophisticated concept evolution based on the nautical theme. This collection is the luxury version of the iconic Submariner, the divers watch by excellence, and you can clearly observe Submariner’s legacy in many aspects of the Yacht-Master’s design features.
Each detail makes a difference for the genevoise manufacturer so the Yacht-Master’s bracelet has micro adjustments settings, having a surprising 5 mm extra comfort extension link. To assure maximum safety, the bracelet comes with an Oyster safety clasp.
The 44 mm case really upgrades your wrist appearance but it also does a remarkable job in displaying this watch’s functions which, are far from being neglected.
Nothing is crowded; every element occupies a well-chosen and functional place on the white dial, in perfect chromatic harmony with the blue, red and gold of the other components.
12 big square shaped appliques in rose gold represent the hours and the small seconds counter is also crafted in rose gold. The hour and minute hands both have the Chromalight particularity (long-lasting luminescence) demonstrating once again the brand’s stubbornness in giving each detail the amount of attention necessary for standing out.
It`s a 100m water-resistant watch with a screw-down triple lock crown waterproof safety feature but what truly makes it an exceptional watch is it`s 4161 new automatic movement, an update from the previous 4160 versions. The outcome is a self-winding mechanical chronograph with an Oyster Perpetual rotor manufactured by Rolex. Yacht-Master II watches have a 90 degree rotating blue ceramic or platinum Ring Command (that bears the Yacht-Master II lettering) that has the innovative function of a programmable 1 to 10 minutes countdown with a mechanical memory making this watch so reliable and useful in a professional regatta.
The rotating command bezel moves the red arrow from the inner scale to the desired countdown. You just need to gently twist the bezel to unlock this amazing function. The star/stop button is located at 2 o`clock and the reset one at 4 o`clock. This watch entire movement has a 72 hours power reserve for the eventuality of an inactive period of time.
The rose gold/stainless steel model from the Yacht-Master II collection is no doubt a sport type of watch but do not make the mistake of describing it underlining only its complete and innovative functionality because this Rolex timepiece is an unquestionable statement of power and exceptional design!