In addition to the new generation Explorer II 42mm watch with a white lacquer dial introduced during the Watches and Wonders event in April 2021, Rolex presents a new 42mm Oyster steel version featuring a black dial.
Belongs to the latest generation, the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II watch in Oystersteel features a black dial with hour-markers with a Chromalight display. The 42 mm diameter Oyster steel case is topped with a 24-hour fixed bezel. The watch has an additional orange-colored 24-hour hand that circles the dial in 24 hours rather than the usual 12, pointing to a fixed bezel with 24 hour graduations.
Its highly legible dial hosts a date display at 3 o’ clock. The sapphire crystal glass features a Cyclops lens over the date. The proprietary Chromalight display offers a long-lasting blue luminescence. This Explorer II watch is equipped with Rolex calibre 3285, a new-generation self-winding movement entirely developed and manufactured in-house.
The automatic 3285 movement features a Chronergy escapement and a guaranteed power reserve of approximately 70 hours. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3285 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. The 3285 is equipped with a Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations.
The Rolex Explorer II watch is water resistant up to 100 meters. It comes with an Oystersteel bracelet.
Model: Rolex Explorer II 42mm
Oyster case: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 42 mm
Fixed, 24-hour graduated bezel
Screw-down crown with Twinlock double waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glas, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, GMT function
Calibre 3285, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Second time zone with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)