Explorer II

$9,300

Reference 216570

Model Case Oyster, 42 mm, Oystersteel

diameter

42 mm

material

Oystersteel

bezel

Fixed, 24-hour graduated

winding crown

Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system

crystal

Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date

water resistance

Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

movement

Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding

calibre

3187, Manufacture Rolex

precision

-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

functions

Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. 24-hour display. Second time zone with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand. Instantaneous date. Stop-seconds for precise time setting

oscillator

Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

winding

Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

power reserve

Approximately 48 hours

bracelet

Oyster, flat three-piece links

bracelet material

Oystersteel

clasp

Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

dial

White

details

Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

certification

Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

An iconic HIGH-ALTITUDE COMPANION

Launched in 1953 as the ultimate expedition and mountaineering watch, the Explorer draws on decades of experience of Rolex in the Himalayas. It is designed for optimal legibility even in the dark – a crucial feature for explorers. The Rolex Explorer II, first released in 1971, is the natural heir to the original Rolex Explorer – yet with a character all of its own. A robust, highly refined tool watch, the Explorer II swiftly became the watch of choice of speleologists, volcanologists and polar and jungle explorers, thanks to its specially designed features.

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