Bi-metal Yacht-Master II. Rolex's releases this year will bring about a lot of discussion. The new 42mm Rolex Explorer II, will make the aficionados wonder whether this will start a new trend of Rolex releasing the GMT Master II, Submariner and Daytona in the same sizes over the next few years. The CERACHROME bezel of the new 2011 Daytona will make many wonder whether this is a one off, or if we will see the new ceramic bezel filter its way down to the two-tone and stainless steel Daytona's over the next two or three years. Still I suspect, the third Rolex sports watch released at BaselWorld 2011 will evoke as much discussion, even if there really is nothing all that new about it.
The Yacht-Master II was release in 2007. Ordinarily, a bi-metal variant would have been released in 2008. For whatever reason, it is here now, in 2011, and it's presence raises the question of whether a all stainless steel version will arrive in the future. To those who have been wanting this watch, the bi-metal model presents a substantial reduction in the cost of entry