Price PHP 1,361,500
Oyster, 44 mm, Oystersteel and Everose gold
Rolex Ring Command (bidirectional 90° rotatable interacting with the movement) in gold with blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic and numerals coated in gold
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, regatta chronograph
4161, Manufacture Rolex
Approximately 72 hours
Oyster, flat three-piece links
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
Size: Large size
Material: Oystersteel and gold
Watch Dial: Light dial
Collection: Rolex Yacht-Master
Ring Command Bezel
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.
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 fly to match the official race countdown.
Gold is coveted for its lustre and nobility. Steel reinforces strength and reliability. Together, they harmoniously combine the best of their properties. A true Rolex signature, Rolesor has featured on Rolex models since the early 1930s, and was trademarked as a name in 1933. It is one of the prominent pillars of the Oyster collection.