ROLEX "Yacht Master II"

This thing is sooo horrible in sooo many ways, that I am just going to say nothing...


... just when I thought that they could not do anything more horrific that the GMT-II here they go at it again. Please, no more of this torture I beg you!

Yacht Master II...

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think my eyes are bleeding.

Anonymous said...

Looks like they borrowed designers from Zenith and Corum. Looks terrible, hurts my eyes, very bad...they'll of course sell 2 million of them.

Anonymous said...

If this is the new Rolex design direction.....well, no comment...

Anonymous said...

Since Rolex barley changes their designs, they’ve had well over 50 years to develop new ideas, and this is the best their designers could come up with?!?!?????

Ron said...

I too find the gold one repusive. However the white gold one is really not bad. It has it's uses for a real yachtsman. The size is easier to see when moving quickly in the water and the generally "useless to anyone but" features are key when racing and timing a pre-start. That being said, I'd rather have a cheap chronograph for the water and a nice daytona to wear around instead of this.

edgar said...

RON, you are the only intelligent here, people who likes yacht races they love it, but guys like all the "anonymous" can not even think in getting it..is to expensive for them, 30k's that's the reason about their complains, i think is the most real dedicated watch to an specific sport. and guys please read about the real presuppose of the new YM II before post a comment, the design is great for yachting rules and i think is fancy too

Anonymous said...

Edgar,

You're kidding, right?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

This watch is for the one's that want rolex watches for yacht-racing.

Frankly I was surpirised people thought the watch looks bad. I agree with Edgar that both models look nice.

I own a Daytona Cosmograph, but wouldn't mind owning this instead.

Anonymous said...

Don't you think "Yacht Master II" written on the bezel to be a bit tacky?

Anonymous said...

Well Edgar,


My AD is getting in a YM II soon and reserved it for me at around 33K. I just bought a UN on bracelet for 51k. I just don't want the YM.

CrabbyOldLutheran said...

I have always wondered why there are not more mechanical watches like Rolex with true "yacht racing" functionality, to wit a resetting 10, 5, 3 and two minute countdown.

The true definition of "yacht" by the way is any private vessel that can be used for racing. The best sailors on earth routinely race small boats that can be purchased for less than the YM II. Moreover the timer is most often not the owner or "skipper", more often a crewmember whose investment in the sport consists of few hundred dollars worth of clothing per year.

In that context, I would love to see Rolex produce a stainless steel version.

I might buy it. Meanwhile I will stick with my Citizen for sailing and ancient SS Oyster for knockin' around town. Besides that Citizen beeps as it counts down. Good for singlehanding.

This "yachtsman" is not so garishly wealthy as to break off 33k for a watch. But I might if it represented a smaller portion of my net worth.

-=DH, Finn Dinghy

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm ...

I happen to think the darn thing is beautiful! I think it is so much prettier than the orginal yacht-master, submariner, or Daytona. For those that can afford it I think it will be a big hit for Rolex,

tomme said...

I must say I am soooo happy with my new Y-M II YG, I think Rolex did just the right thing when they released this modell.
I was looking for a new watch and almost got a AP when Y-M II showed up at my local dealer shop.
I own a couple of other rolex as well.

Anonymous said...

Karlton

I have had a Rolex on my arm for over 30 years, EXCEPT when I race. Then I use a "real" sailing watch like my Memosail or my trusty Aquastar.

If you have to have a "Bling" watch to race the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Regata Timer not only looks better but at $3,500. Vs 33K Blows this God awful looking beast out of the water.

For those of you that like the looks, Good Will has some lime green leisure suits you might like to go with your gold anchor.

This thing is so UGLY I doubt the knock of companies will even bother. LOL

Anonymous said...

I think this is the hottest watch and the design is gorgeous. I already bought one and its gorgeous.

CrabbyOldLutheran said...

Really great dialog about this watch and I definitely will check out that Omega. Somehow the YM II is just too "obvious" for my tastes. But of course, I respect the broad array of tastes that do exist out there. ;)

There are a number of knock - offs out there. But they all apparently have no function other than time keeping. "For $200 all you get is a great Japanese movement watch". Was the reply from one of the well known knocker-offers.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I love the YM II for both its looks and functionality. I did go for the white gold rather than the yellow to keep the flashiness down. I have both the all yellow Daytona and the YM II and find myself wearing the YM II most of the time. Great watch!

Pappydog said...

I own the new YM 2 Gold and i think its the most stunning ROLEX to date! Yes many of you who just cant swing the price tag will be quick to sneer, but keep jugging and who knows you might find yourself one day picking up one!!

Ernest said...

I bought the YM II, couldn't be happy enough to own it. I have to admit that Rolex was brave to have such a design since it is more funky/fancy and it suits mid-age/ younger generation too. I love it and enjoy wearing it very much. I m 28, and i have never thought of getting a gold rolex.. but after the launch YM II, i was in love with it. Although its not a everyday watch for me, more to a party one , but it is for sure a collectable piece...

Junior said...

I think the new yachtmaster is appalling cant understand the desighn.

Peter said...

Its not great but its not bad either. I have a small wrist and dont want a watch that large. I understand its application to yacht racing and thats fine. I think the piece was not thoroughly vetted for design before release.

I prefer my AP ROO Alinghi to this monstrosity.

Anonymous said...

So many comments positive or negative are simply a sign of success. Particularly the negative comments are full of obvious jealousy.
As for a continued design profile of the Rolex models, certainly no one with a clear mind would throw a brand identifying appearance overboard.. that's what ALL brands from sport-shoes to cars are working on.
As for value for money, I trust the Rolex watches are without doubt among the most reliable and robust watches on the market. Those of them offered in precious metals are available to similar or cheaper prices, than other above mentioned time-pieces, that are made of plastic.

Southernoceansailing said...

Absolute waste of money. I use a Suunto yachtsman. Extremely accurate, has a barometer. Sail/race oceans over thirty thousand NM a year. Can always trust my Suunto. The Rolex? All for show not go!

Anonymous said...

I bought this watch for my husband for our anniversary. The prices have come down and it is a wonderful watch! He was absolutely amazed!!! :)

info said...

With respect tho madam what does he use a watch like this for..Timing boiled eggs! Really other than pose value this Rolex yachtmaster offer nothing more than a fifty buck watch does!

Anonymous said...

I would have to disagree. I think the look is great and stands out. So many makers have been trying to copy the sub look and I think this is nice classic change. I just bought one and wish they had a mid size for my wife.

Anonymous said...

A watch that suits the taste of a russian tycoon off Cap Ferrat in his 500ft pleasureboot. No distinguished gentleman would dress with that piece of gold, a sportsman instead will rely on somewhat like the good old and "sorry" cheap Aquastar Regate, when racing.