REFERENCE
116688

MODEL CASE
Oyster, 44 mm, yellow gold

BEZEL
Rolex Ring Command (bidirectional 90° rotatable interacting with the movement) in 18 ct gold with blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic and numerals coated in gold

WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, regatta chronograph

CALIBRE
4161, Manufacture Rolex

POWER RESERVE
Approximately 72 hours

BRACELET
Oyster, flat three-piece links

DIAL
White

CERTIFICATION
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

DIAMETER
44 mm

MATERIAL
18 ct yellow gold

WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system

CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire

PRECISION
-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring

WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

BRACELET MATERIAL
18 ct yellow gold

CLASP
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

DETAILS
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

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.

WHITE DIAL

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.

18 CT YELLOW GOLD

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.

REFERENCE
116688

MODEL CASE
Oyster, 44 mm, yellow gold

BEZEL
Rolex Ring Command (bidirectional 90° rotatable interacting with the movement) in 18 ct gold with blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic and numerals coated in gold

WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, regatta chronograph

CALIBRE
4161, Manufacture Rolex

POWER RESERVE
Approximately 72 hours

BRACELET
Oyster, flat three-piece links

DIAL
White

CERTIFICATION
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

DIAMETER
44 mm

MATERIAL
18 ct yellow gold

WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system

CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire

PRECISION
-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring

WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

BRACELET MATERIAL
18 ct yellow gold

CLASP
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

DETAILS
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

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.

WHITE DIAL

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.

18 CT YELLOW GOLD

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.