Rolex Yacht Prestige vs Yacht Prestige II watches
The Rolex Yacht Prestige collection has two very different watch lines. Although they share similar names and are even members of the same collection, the Rolex Yacht Prestige and Yacht Prestige II are very different timepieces from the inside out. Historically, the “II” designation at the end of a Rolex replica watch name has been used to indicate an evolution or upgrade to an existing watch line. However, the Yacht-Master II is not an upgrade to any of Rolex’s previous watch lines and is unlike anything that has appeared in the Rolex catalog before.
So, what is the difference between the Rolex Yacht-Master and the Rolex Yacht-Master II? Please read the rest of our comparison guide to find out.
The original Yacht Prestige was released in 1992 as a luxurious version of the traditional copy Rolex watches without any specific features or complications that would make it specifically designed for boating or sailing. With a standard depth of 100 meters and a bidirectional rotating bezel made entirely of solid 18-carat gold or 950 platinum, the Yacht Prestige is designed for those who prefer the aesthetics of a sports watch but whose lifestyle does not require all its highly specialized functions.
With a 40mm case, a traditional 3-hand display, and a dial that follows the conventional design of Rolex sports watches, the original Yachtmaster’s look can best be described as a luxurious version of Rolex’s iconic Submariner. While some critical aesthetic differences help distinguish it from the rest of Rolex’s watch collection, the Yacht Prestige’s overall design is broadly similar to Rolex’s classic sports replica watches.
In contrast, the Rolex Yacht Prestige II is a highly specialized regatta chronograph featuring a programmable countdown timer with mechanical memory for instant synchronization with the official countdown clock and flyback and flyback functions. With a case diameter of 44 mm and a bezel (and dial) explicitly designed for regatta timers, the Rolex Yacht Prestige II is a watch designed for regattas.