Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II New Reference 226570-0002 (42mm Oystersteel Case and Black Dial)

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.

Rolex Explorer II New Reference 226570-0002 (42mm Oystersteel Case and Black Dial)

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.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Explorer II 42mm
Reference 226570-0002

Oyster case: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: Oystersteel
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
24-hour display
Second time zone with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Instantaneous date
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Black dial
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)