The Yacht Master and Yacht Master II is built for yachting competitions, embodies the spirit of the sailor and inspired by the rich heritage that has bound Rolex to the world of sailing since the 1950s. They both are beautifully crafted, fashionable and practical watches. We know choosing between the two can’t be easy, so we’re going to compare their features to help you decide.
Featuring a depth rating of only 100 meters, and a bi-directional rotating bezel craft entirely from either solid 18-karat gold or 950 platinum, the Yacht-Master is a watch that is designed for those who enjoy the aesthetic of sport watches. With a 40 mm case, traditional 3-hand display, and a dial that follows the usual Rolex sport watch design, the appearance of the original Yacht-Master can most accurately be described as a luxury-oriented version of Rolex’s iconic Submariner.
In contrast, the Yacht-Master II is a highly specialized regatta chronograph that features a programmable countdown timer with mechanical memory that allows for on-the-fly synchronization to the official countdown clock. With a case diameter of 44 mm, and a bezel and dial design that are specifically designed for use with its regatta timer, the Yacht-Master II is a watch that was designed from the ground up for boat racing.
The Yacht-Master is powered by Caliber 3135 movement- the watch’s self-winding, entirely mechanical movement is manufactured and developed by Rolex. And Yacht-Master II houses Caliber 4161 chronograph movement. This self-winding mechanical regatta chronograph movement is solely developed and manufactured by Rolex. It took 35,000 hours to develop but the Yacht II is fitted with a unique patented mechanical memory created by Rolex. Many of the tiny more complicated components could only be produced through the use of new cutting edge technology.
Both models are for sure stunning timepieces, whether you’re a sailor or not, you’ll also be able to appreciate the stylish, nautical-inspired design of both Swiss replica Rolex models. It is a hard choice between the classic look and more conservative size, or the oversized and more updated model. There is another decisive factor that may contribute to the decision since the Yacht-Master II is higher priced than the Yacht-Master. No matter which model you choose from, you have made a good choice.