Introduced in 2021, this new Oyster Perpetual Explorer in Oystersteel features a distinctive black dial with characteristic 3, 6, and 9 numerals. It has a 36mm diameter case and houses Caliber 3230, a new generation self-winding movement introduced by Rolex in 2020.
During the Watches and Wonders event in April 2021, Rolex unveiled a new Explorer 36mm watch in a Yellow Rolesor (18 carat yellow gold and oyster steel) version. Soon after this, Rolex added a new model in Oyster steel case and black dial. The highly legible dial of this new reference features characteristic 3, 6 and 9 numerals filled with Chromalight (a proprietary luminescent coating) that emits a long-lasting blue glow. Its hour markers and hands are also embedded with this superior luminescent coating.
The Rolex Explorer watch features a smooth bezel. Robust yet elegant, it maintains perfect harmony with the Explorer’s iconic heritage. Water resistance of the new model is 100 meters. The watch comes with an Oyster steel bracelet. Developed in house, Calibre 3230 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex. This self-winding perpetual movement provides a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
Oyster case: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 36 mm
Screw-down winding crown with Twinlock double waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Calibre 3230, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Winding: Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Clasp: 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)