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Close-Up: Rolex Yacht-Master II in Stainless-steel (with Video)sharetweetshareFans on the Rolex Yacht-Master will keep in mind that Baselworld 2012 saw the debut of a new edition of the Rolex Yacht-Master in the Rolesium case. In 2013, that model's larger successor, the Rolex Yacht-Master II, was the target, with Rolex introducing the initial sort of the most popular regatta-countdown chronograph watch in a very 904L metal case that has a blue Cerachrom bezel insert.The signature feature on the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II, first introduced in 2007, is its regatta countdown function, developed just for Rolex, which can be programmed from 1 to 10 minutes and has a mechanical "memory" that  allows it to be reset to your same countdown duration used previously. Once launched, the countdown can even be synchronized immediately, enabling adjustment to check a certified regatta countdown a crucial feature because of the need for very precise timing through the crucial starting sequence of the regatta. Programming the countdown is easy, by using the rotatable Ring Command bezel, a Rolex-developed system linking the bezel to the movement.The Rolex Yacht-Master's Oyster case is 44 mm in diameter (compared to 40 mm for that original Rolex Yacht-Master) and water-resistant to 100 meters. The guts case is crafted from a compelling block of particularly corrosion-resistant 904L steel. The fluted caseback is hermetically screwed down with a special tool used exclusively by Rolex watchmakers. The screw-down winding crown on this Rolex Yacht-Master is equipped together with the patented Triplock triple-waterproofing system and it is paid by a crown guard included in the case middle. The crystal consists of scratch-resistant sapphire. The bidirectional rotating Ring Command bezel adds a splash of nautical blue with its Cerachrom insert, made from extra-hard corrosion-resistant ceramic, with engraved numerals and inscription coated in platinum. (Click photos to enlarge the photos.)The Rolex Yacht-Master II contains Rolex's automatic Caliber 4161, a column-wheel chronograph movement that's been certified being a chronometer by the Swiss testing agency COSC. The oscillator the hub with the watch has boasts another Rolex-exclusive development, a blue hairspring created from Parachrom, an patented alloy that Rolex claims makes the hairspring more resistance against magnetic fields womens rolex watch , more stable when exposed to temperature variations , plus more capable than a traditional hairspring of maintaining the watch's timekeeping precision in case of shocks.The solid-link, steel Oyster bracelet is fitted with Rolex's hallmark Oysterlock safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening, and has the Rolex-patented Easylink comfort-extension system allowing the wearer to simply increase the bracelet's length by about five millimeters. The stainless-steel type of the Rolex Yacht-Master II is priced around $18,500.Click below to watch Rolex's official movie presenting a 3D opinion of the Rolex Yacht-Master II.For additional watch videos, including original videos shot limited to WatchTime, click here to visit our YouTube page.Technical Specifications with this Rolex Yacht-Master:Movement: Rolex caliber 4161, automatic; COSC-certified chronometer; chronograph with column wheel and vertical clutch; bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor on ball bearing; frequency = 28,800 vph; 42 jewels; paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring; Breguet overcoil; large balance wheel with variable inertia; high-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts; traversing balance bridge; approximately 72-hour power reserveFunctions: Central hour and minute hands, small seconds at 6 o'clock watches , programmable regatta countdown with mechanical memory, retrograde minute hand, on-the-fly synchronization of countdown seconds and minute hands,stop-seconds for precise time settingCase and bracelet: Monobloc 904L stainless-steel Oyster case with screw-down fluted caseback, satin and polished finishing, diameter = 44 mm, breitling replica bidirectional 90° rotatable Ring Command bezel with blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic (engraved numerals and inscription coated with platinum via magnetron sputtering), screw-down crown with Triplock triple waterproofness system, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 100 meters; on 904L steel Oyster bracelet with polished center links and satin-finished outer links with polished edges, folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm extensionDial and hands: Matte white lacquer dial, blue lacquer small seconds counter with 18k white gold or platinum border; Chromalight applique hour markers for long-lasting luminescence in 18k white gold with blue PVD coating; Chromalight hands in blued 18k gold; red seconds handThis article was originally published last 14, 2014, and it has been updated.SaveSavesharetweetshare replica breitling chronograph watch
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