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Explorer IINew Model 2021Oyster, 42 mm, Oystersteel

This Oyster Perpetual Explorer II in Oystersteel with an Oyster bracelet features a black dial with an arrow-shaped 24-hour hand and hour markers with a Chromalight display.

Its highly legible dial, extremely resistant Oystersteel and waterproofness have made it the watch for the extremes.

24-Hour Bezel

Reliability in the toughest conditions

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.

Model features

  • Black dial Distinguishing day from night Read more
  • Oystersteel Highly resistant to corrosion Read more
  • The Oyster bracelet Alchemy of form and function Read more
  • The Cyclops lens A magnifying lens Read more
  • 3285 Movement Superlative performance Read more

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Technical Details

    • Reference 226570
    • Model Case

      Model Case
      Oyster, 42 mm, Oystersteel
      Oyster Architecture
      Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
      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

      Movement
      Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, GMT function
      Calibre
      3285, 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 70 hours
    • Bracelet

      Bracelet
      Oyster, flat three-piece links
      Bracelet Material
      Oystersteel
      Clasp
      Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
    • Dial

      Dial
      Black
      Details
      Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence
    • Certification

      Certification
      Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

How to Set your
Explorer II

Synonymous with excellence and reliability, Rolex watches are designed for everyday wear, and depending on the model, perfectly suited for a wide range of sports and other activities. Built to last, these timepieces are characterized by their distinctive and timeless aesthetics. The Oyster Perpetual Explorer II is the ideal watch for the far corners of the globe. Learn more about its features and how to set the date, two time zones or the time in a 24-hour format by watching the video.

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