As the inventor of the Oyster watch in 1927, the world’s first waterproof timepiece, Rolex is a natural ally of nautical sports and supporter of many high-profile yachting regattas. This handsome 44mm Everose gold and steel Yacht-Master II watch is a professional regatta watch combining a chronograph with a unique countdown feature, which can be set on the bezel using just one hand. By rotating the sea-blue ceramic ring command bezel, the skipper can programme the countdown duration - anywhere between 1 and 10 minutes - and following the horn and flag signal can launch the countdown by pressing the pusher at 2 o’clock. The red triangle-tipped hand indicates the remaining minutes before the boat can cross the start line. The simplicity of operation via the bezel belies an extremely complex movement housed in an Oyster screw-down case and triplock winding crown designed to withstand water pressure to depths of 100 metres. Whether you are a tried and tested sea dog or just love the aesthetics of a skipper’s timepiece, this Rolex watch will be your best first mate.