Saturday, January 3, 2015

Rolex Yacht Master II, an Underestimated Watch for your next Purchase!

Rolex Yacht master II Pink gold Two Tone Watch, Your next Purchase Consideration!
I started to love this watch since Beginning of last year as I saw many of my friends wearing it.

Most of them told me that it is worth to purchase as it is 44mm, and it is not as common as standard watch Submariner for most of the MongKokers!

It is beautiful as it is pink gold two tone, looks very eye catching with the Yacht master II engraved on the Ceramic Blue Bezel. And the layout design is not as crowded as we can expect with so many function on it. One Disappointment is there is no “Date” as Daytonas don't..

The Rolex Yacht-Master II was unveiled in 2007 and first introduced in March 2010 with the models 116688 Yellow Gold and 116689 White Gold. One year later, in 2011, Rolex introduced model 116681 which was made from steel and everose gold.

At Baselworld 2013, the watch was available for the first time in 904L steel, model 116680, fitted with a Cerachrom bezel insert in blue ceramic.

Early Yacht-Master II used Rolex's 4160 movement but with the introduction of model 116680 in 2013, the movement was updated to the 4161 movement specifically designed for the Yacht-Master II.

4160 movement is known to have mechanical issue when you try to reset it while the counter is running, later on this bug was fixed on 4161.

4161 Movement
I believe that the final dial layout was a result of many round of vote on different approaches.

It is a chronograph movement with the complication of a programmable timer that counts down ten minutes. The countdown mechanism was primarily designed for regattas where the Starting sequence can last up to 10 minutes. The movement took nearly 4 years to create and is made up from 360 parts. The movement also has a 72-hour power reserve.

If the wearer has started the countdown either too early or too late then the countdown can be synchronized. By pressing the start/stop button, located at the 2 o'clock position, and then pressing the reset button, located at the 4 o'clock position, the minute countdown hand re-positions itself to the nearest minute while the seconds countdown hand returns to 0.

The mechanism makes it possible for the wearer to program in advance of and official countdown time and then start the timer once the countdown has begun and the mechanism can be programmed to count down 0 to 10 minutes. The countdown feature can be locked and unlocked by twisting the bezel through 90 degrees. The Yacht-Master II was one of the first watches in the world to have a bezel that worked in conjunction with the movement.

List price
Ref 116680 stainless steel $145,300
Ref 116681 Rose Gold and Stainless steel $195,000
Ref 116688 Solid 18KT yellow gold $301,900
Ref 116689 Solid 18KT White Gold $339,500
There is not much discount when you go Rolex AD, may be 5% standard, and More you know them well with 1X% using card.

If Parallel Import, we can get less 20 to 24% off in cash.
What Do you prefer!?

HK Snob


Anonymous said...

It is beautiful. Other than its look and size, do you find its count down function useful in everyday life?

HK Snob said...

Oh, yes, most of the time we have break twice a day each 10 minutes during the mangement marathon meeting.

Other than this, well, the receptionist used to call you ten minutes in advance for for you to return the room at the love hotel. It is time to use this superb watch...

Other than this... it is more than a show piece on hand.

HK snob

Anonymous said...

haha, most people don't use up all the time in a love hotel, you must be very good. I think the yachtmaster 2 is not a traditional rolex style. But once you get pass that, it is actually a thing of beauty.

HK Snob said...

Yes, I used up every minutes in a hotel, and usually you go with someone special to love hotel.

That makes you excited and want to spend more time with her...

I hated being called for the room return, but that is their jobs to...
The best was I had a borrowed resort house from Friend and I used my NSX to take that beauty there, we spent one whole night...

God, that was long long time ago... so sweet...

HK Snob