Rolex Explorer II
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.
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.
This Rolex Explorer II ref. 226570 is pre-owned but comes in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear. It features the highly sought after white, or Polar, dial and comes on an Oyster bracelet. Its 42 mm case size wears strikingly well and its orange GMT hand pops against the dial. The watch was originally purchased in May 2021 from an authorized dealer, and comes with the original inner and outer box, signed and dated warranty card, hang tag, information booklet, two additional links for a total of 12 links.