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Explorer II



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For decades, Rolex has accompanied the finest explorers in the world on their adventures - it was the watch of choice for Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 when they became the first to summit Mount Everest. In honor of that summit, Rolex officially launched the Explorer collection in 1953. Ever since, Rolex has supported pioneering explorers, and it also created the Perpetual Planet campaign, dedicated to protecting the environment. The Rolex Explorer II is designed to handle the most hostile conditions and places on Earth. It offers a 24-hour display, Chromalight hour markers and hands that glow blue in the dark, and is a certified Superlative Chronometer. The self-winding Caliber 3187 is equipped with state-of-the-art materials, including a Parachrom hairspring, and has been tested by Rolex to meet its in-house criteria, which is more stringent than industry-standard COSC guidelines. The watch's Oysterlock safety clasp is patented and designed to prevent accidental opening.


Price ($)8,100
Price range< $100,000
Price versionOystersteel
24 Hours Display
Water resistance100m
Power reserve range (hours)49 - 72
Power reserve70 hours
Case sizeLarge (>39mm)
Case diameter (mm)42
Case colourStainless Steel
Case materialStainless Steel
Dial colourWhite
Where to buyRolex in New York

Rolex is held as a global standard of watchmaking and as a marker of personal success for the individual. Founded by the creator of the first waterproof wristwatch, Rolex has historically been a step ahead within the horological industry and continues to uphold this reputation to date with the recent launch ofits GMT-Master II. Featuring a 24-hour Cerachrom bezel insert that enables time telling in a different zone, this Rolex watch makes geographic constriction impossible.Demonstrating Rolex's expertise in water resistance, in 2022 the brand also debuted the Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge watch that can withstand extreme pressures. The new Yacht-Master 42 is also ideal for sea exploration thanks to its robust Oysterflex bracelet with an 18ct gold clasp and an enhanced Chromalight display. Master of the depths and of the skies, Rolex additionally released a new generation of Air-King featuring improved legibility through the use of an optimized luminescent material.

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