In recognition of the launch of their newest timepiece, Arnaud Boetsch of Rolex SA presented international yachtsman Paul Cayard with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II regatta chronograph at a ceremony held on May 23rd at the Real Club Nautico Valencia, Spain. “It’s a privilege to be associated with Rolex over the past ten years and I am honored to receive this exceptional Rolex Yacht-Master II watch,” said Cayard in response to his recognition.

Highlights of Paul Cayard’s career

Cayard exemplifies Rolex’s passion to commitment and excellence, and has been a Rolex Testimonee since 1998. He is a seven-time sailing world champion (including the Star Worlds in 1988), a five-time America’s Cup veteran and two-time Olympian. Cayard surprised some when he switched gears to offshore racing and skippered the Swedish entry, EF Language in the gruelling 1997/98 Whitbread Round the World Race. He won three of the nine legs on his way to becoming the first American skipper to win the race. Following that prestigious victory, he was honoured the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award in 1998. He was elected to the Sailing World Hall of Fame in 2002. Paul skippered the Disney entry, Pirates of the Caribbean in the 2005/6 Volvo Ocean Race, winning the final leg into Gothenburg (Sweden) and placing a commanding second overall.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II regatta chronograph is intended for experienced skippers as well as yachting enthusiasts. This timepiece is born of the longstanding relationship that Rolex enjoys with the sea and sailing.

The latest addition to the family of professional watches, featuring an unprecedented horological complication, the Yacht-Master II and its programmable countdown mechanical memory, allows it to be set according to the countdown time of each regatta.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II regatta chronograph is much more than the culmination of Rolex technology or that indispensable instrument at the starting line of a regatta. It is a moment of pure pleasure to be savoured both on land and at sea.

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