– The highly specialized Yacht-Master II was created as a professional regatta watch and can also be used as a chronograph.
– At the center of the regatta function is the Ring Command Bezel. Whereas, watch bezels are usually used separately from the rest of the watch, the Ring Command Bezel works in conjunction with the movement.
– By using the Ring Command Bezel with the crown, the wearer can accurately sync the watch with the starting sequence of a yacht race.
– The Yacht-Master II was originally equipped with the Caliber 4160, which is based on the Rolex Daytona’s Caliber 4130 movement. In 2013, Rolex introduced the Caliber 4161, built especially for the Rolex Yacht-Master II.
Despite their similar names, the design and functionality of the Yacht-Master and Yacht-Master II cannot be more different. The Yacht-Master fits the mold of classic Rolex sports watches; while the Yacht-Master II has pushed the boundaries of what regatta watches can do.
In looking at the two watches, one cannot be better than the other. Both are excellent luxury watches that can suit your lifestyle. It all depends on whether you’re looking for an elegant sports watch or a top-notch tool for yachting.