The Rolex Yacht-Master is among the most popular models of sport watches in the world. Recently Rolex released their new version of the Rolex Yacht-Master. While both watches are similar in some aspects, there are certain aspects that differentiate them. The size, gender available, material, and some features have changed to make the Yacht-Master II unique.
The Rolex Yacht-Master II is available only for Men’s at a size of 44 mm while the Yacht- Master is available at Men’s, Midsize, and Ladies at sizes of 40 mm, 35mm, and 29mm accordingly. This increase in size is attributed to the new trend of bigger watches, making the new Yacht-Master II a heavier watch.
While the Yacht-Master comes in Stainless Steel, Two Tone, and Yellow Gold; the newer model comes only in White Gold or Yellow Gold. Both of the watches come with bezels in Platinum and Yellow Gold bidirectional. However the Gold bezel on the Yacht-Master II does not come with a gold insert like the Yacht- Master but a blue ceramic insert.
When it comes to features the Magnesium Based Master Alloy has all the features the older model has plus a few great features. Without doubt the most distinguishable of them is the programmable 10 minute countdown timer that is very useful for Regattas. Other attribute is the Easylink patented system created by Rolex. It makes easy to extend the size of the bracelet of up to 5mm with great convenience. With the Triplock system there is no need to worry about water coming inside the watch. It completely seals the watch creating a new layer of protection. The Triplock is displayed on the crown by three dots below the Rolex symbol on the crown. The Yacht-Master II comes with the Blue Parachrom Hairspring, which is an oscillator hairspring made of ferromagnetic alloys and makes this watch more resistant to impacts and magnetic fields.