Compared with the latest YachtMaster II Rolex has released in recent years, I still like this one, the YachtMaster II 116680, it is the most expensive one among all Rolex stainless steel models. Stainless steel case, coupled with blue bezel and details on dial, making the watch look clean and fresh. Rolex YachtMaster II was specially designed for yachting sport, so their dial is unique and has countdown feature. Blue bezel, stainless steel bracelet and red hands, I think they have become three necessary characteristics for YachtMaster since its born, today, modern YachtMaster watches such as 116622 and 116655 have lost these classic features and charm, although they are made of better material and being equipped with superior movement.
The watch presented here is Rolex YachtMaster II 116680 replica. The classic YachtMaster watch with blue detail and steel bracelet. 116680 replica is made of 316L stainless steel, this type of steel material is used on most replica watches and even on some genuine Swiss brand watches. Case is measured to be 44mm in diameter, it is an oversized YachtMaster case, compared with 40mm of Ref. 116655, I like 44mm more, besides, these new YachtMaster II watches, including 116655 and 116622, seems to have abandoned the sports features and look to be more casual. The bezel uses blue ceramic and has white printings. White dial is full of blue details, central second hand is in red, the small hand with a red triangle pointing at 10 is fixed, it does not work. Subdial at 6 o’clock is for date display. All hour markers are in square box shape, they have blue edge and are applied white luminous material on the center, matching with blue bezel, the whole watch is full of deep ocean style.
The replica is equipped with an Asian clone ETA 2813 movement, so it does not have counterdown feature like genuine YachtMaster 116680. But the replica could be installed a valjoux 7750 movement, to become a watch with chronograph function. The bracelet is made of solid 316L stainless steel, links at both sides are brushed, while the central links are polished, this bracelet design forms a perfect visual impact and gives the wearer a good touch feeling. When wearing on my hand, the 44mm is very suitable for my wrist but the bracelet is a little longer, so I have to remove some links, it feels heavy and stainless steel bracelet is really good for summer. It is a good idean to wear this watch with your blue or white shirt.
By the way, this style of Rolex YachtMaster II replica also has models in yellow gold, rose gold, stainless steel+yellow gold, stainless steel+rose gold.