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Rolex Explorer II Explorer II

Rolex Explorer II Oyster, 42 mm, Oystersteel

£8,500
Suggested retail price inclusive of V.A.T. The suggested price can be modified at any time without notice.
Model availability
Rolex Explorer II Explorer II
REFERENCE
226570
MODEL CASE
Oyster, 42 mm, Oystersteel
BEZEL
Fixed, 24-hour graduated
WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, GMT function
CALIBER
3285, Manufacture Rolex
BRACELET
President, semi-circular three-piece links
DIAL
Black
CLASP
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date

24-Hour Bezel

The Explorer II is equipped with an additional 24-hour display; a dedicated hand circles the dial in 24 hours rather than the usual 12, pointing to a fixed bezel with 24 hour graduations. This function enables the wearer to distinguish the hours of the day from the hours of the night, an essential feature for those who venture into environments where darkness reigns supreme – such as in the depths of caves, or where the sun never sets – like the polar regions in summer.

24-Hour Bezel

Black dial

The Explorer II features a date display, an additional orange 24-hour hand and a fixed bezel with 24-hour graduations, enabling day to be distinguished from night. It became the watch of choice for speleologists, volcanologists and polar explorers. Its hour markers and hands feature a highly-legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence.

Black dial

Oystersteel

Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, alloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

Oystersteel

Model availability

All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity.

Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Retailers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers. Watches of Switzerland is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

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