Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht Master 2
At Baselworld 2017 Rolex presented the latest version of the Yacht-Master 2 (actually of course Yacht-Master II… we write “2”, because this is the more frequently used search term). Introduced in 2007, the professional regatta chronograph has undergone a facelift and is now equipped with a revised dial and new hands.
To improve legibility, the new dial has a triangular hour mark at the twelve o’clock position and a rectangular hour mark at the six o’clock position. And from now on the Yacht-Master 2 also carries the typical Rolex Mercedes hour hand, which stands out even more clearly from the minute hand due to its illuminated disc.
The Yacht-Master 2 is one of the professional models of the Swiss company and features an adjustable countdown with mechanical memory and flyback function developed by Rolex. The ease of use despite its high technical complexity is crucial for the practical suitability of this tool. This is the only way to ensure precise timing during the tense regatta start phase. The countdown can be programmed from one to ten minutes, which is stored mechanically and can then be synchronized”in flight” with the official countdown of the regatta.
The connection between Rolex and the world of sailing looks back on a long history, several of the most renowned regattas and ocean races in the world are sponsored by the company.
Inside the yacht master 2, the Caliber 4161 continues to operate, the caliber known for precision and reliability was developed on the basis of the Rolex 4130 chronograph movement, from which the Cosmograph Daytona is driven. Like all Rolex watches, the sail chronograph is certified as a “superlative chronometer”, its robust Oyster case ensures maximum durability and guaranteed water resistance to a depth of 100m.
Pictures from Baselworld 2017:
The price for the stainless steel version of the Yacht-Master 2 2017 is 17,000Euros, in stainless steel/everose gold it costs 22,900Euros, in yellow gold 39,600Euros and in white gold/platinum 43,700Euros.
Watch the official Rolex video of the Yacht-Master 2 2017:
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 with gemstone bezel
A strikingly exclusive variant of the Yacht-Master 40 now enriches the maritime Rolex collection.
32 sapphires, 18 tsavorites and a triangular diamond adorn the gemstone bezel of the new Yacht Master 40, combined with an Everose gold case and shiny black dial.
The black, sporty Oysterflex bracelet emphasizes that it is both a piece of jewellery and suitable for use. Of course, its beautiful Everosegold Oyster case offers the usual, guaranteed waterproofness to 100m depth.
The Yacht-Master 40 is certified as a “superlative chronometer”, in which the Caliber 3135 works.
Prices for the new Yacht-Master 40 2017 with gem bezel are still rare, mostly “n.A.” can be read. However, it is said to cost around 59,550Euros.
Have a look at the noble piece in two different variants:
Continuously updated article, originally put online in April 2017.