Rolex

Explorer II

Oyster, 42 mm, Oystersteel

AU $15,550.00

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Model availability
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  • Reference

    226570

  • Bracelet

    Oyster, three-piece solid links

  • Model case

    Oyster, 42 mm, Oystersteel

  • Movement

    Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, GMT function

  • Water-resistance

    Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

  • Calibre

    3285, Manufacture Rolex

  • Bezel

    Fixed, 24-hour graduated

  • Power reserve

    Approximately 70 hours

  • Dial

    Black

  • Certification

    Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Kennedy 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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