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How to use the Yacht-Master II

How to use the
Yacht-Master II

1. Before a regatta

Programming
the countdown
before a race

Ensure that the countdown seconds hand is stopped. If not, stop it by pressing the upper pusher. Put the bezel in position II by turning it counterclockwise as far as it will go. This blocks the upper pusher.

Programming
the countdown
before a race

Press the lower pusher until it remains depressed. The countdown seconds hand returns to 12 o’clock. The countdown minutes hand comes back to the same minute programmed at the last setting.

Programming
the countdown
before a race

Unscrew the crown.
Set the countdown duration by turning the crown clockwise. The countdown minute hand jumps from minute to minute. Stop at the desired countdown duration (10 minutes in this case).

Programming
the countdown
before a race

Put the bezel in position I by turning it clockwise as far as it will go. This unlocks the upper pusher and releases the lower pusher.

Programming
the countdown
before a race

Push in and then screw down the crown.

The countdown
is now
programmed

2. During a Regatta

Start of
the official
countdown

A starting gun and a flag signal the start of the official regatta countdown.
Press the upper pusher to start the countdown. The countdown seconds hand starts instantly and indicates elapsed seconds. The countdown minute hand indicates the remaining minutes on the graduated 10 to 0 minute scale on the dial.

Synchronisation
with the official
countdown

If required, at the preparatory signal, press the lower pusher at the sound of the gun to synchronize the countdown. The countdown seconds hand is reset on the fly and runs again instantaneously as soon as the pusher is released. The countdown minute hand is automatically synchronized to the nearest minute.

Preparatory
signal

Another preparatory signal is given with a blast of a horn and the lowering of the flag hoisted at the second gun. Make sure that the Yacht-Master II’s countdown is properly synchronized with the official countdown. If required, synchronize the countdown a second time (previous step). The watch now indicates precisely to the second how much time remains before the start line can be crossed.

Official
Start

At the end of the countdown, the countdown minute hand stops at zero. The countdown seconds hand continues to run.
Press the upper pusher to stop the countdown seconds hand.
Press the lower pusher to reset the countdown. The countdown seconds hand returns to 12 o’clock. The countdown minute hand returns to the same minute programmed at the last setting (10 minutes in this case).

The Yacht-Master II
is ready to use

After every use, carefully screw the crown back down against the case to guarantee the waterproofness. The crown should never be unscrewed under water.

The Yacht-Master II

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