I seldom talk about Yacht Master simple for one reason, It is expensive!
It is big, daring and eye-catching. and I used to have a 40mm one some year ago as I like it with Date.
This is a Skipper's Watch, you got to have a yacht, a ship, a boat, Sampan, Wala, Wala may be...in order to use it on board... No! it is just a Sport model under Rolex.
Even you don't own a boat or you don't know how to swim, you still can wear this watch,
with exception, you got to have a big wrist as this is 44mm watch!
The top picture is the 2017 latest release
The one below is the one release a few years ago..
Can you tell the difference?
Well.. from Rolex Official Web site
Rolex is introducing the new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master
II, its unique regatta chronograph dedicated to both yachting enthusiasts and
experienced sailors. The Yacht-Master II is equipped with a new dial, and new
hands that are characteristic of Rolex Professional models, enhancing
legibility and sharpening its aesthetic appeal.
The dial now features a triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock
and a rectangular hour marker at 6 o’clock for more intuitive reading of the
watch. A luminescent disc on the hour hand clearly distinguishes it from the
This configuration is available for all Yacht-Master II models in
904L steel, the Everose Rolesor version (combining 904L steel and 18 ct Everose
gold), in 18 ct yellow gold and in 18 ct white gold. Like all Rolex watches,
the new Yacht‑Master
II carries the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in
2015, which ensures singular performance on the wrist.
Let you make the best of your judge on the older and newer one.
The older one uses Pencil stick hour hands, which is enamel
The new is Benz Hands, same as Submariner.
The rest is not too much of an significant chance.
To end user, choose the new one, to Collector, take the older one.
I still have BNIB one 2017 watch with 5 years warranty available for you at HK$108,600
Ref 116680 YMII List price is HK$143,500 in Hong Kong.
I believe the list price f Montblanc would make you smile whilst sleeping and on the other hand pressurizes those bigger name like Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille and or Vacheron Contantin...
This is a 18KT solid gold annual calendar watch with a beautiful Blue moonphase display,,,, limited to 238 pieces , List Price HK$89,900.