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RolexExplorer II

Model: 226570

Product overview

  • Box:Yes
  • Papers:Yes
  • Age:2022
  • Movement:automatic
  • Case Size:42mm
  • Case:Stainless Steel
  • Dial:White
  • Bracelet:Stainless Steel Oyster

Lot overview

  • LOT: #007627
  • Location:Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Seller:
    (private) Sold by an individual
  • Currency:GBP

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  • The latest generation of Rolex’s rugged and GMT-equipped Explorer II line is fast becoming a collectors’ favourite, representing a steel sports watch with a difference
  • Announced in April 2021, the ref. 226570 was launched to tie in with the model's 50th anniversary
  • The watch takes on the larger 42mm Oyster case of its predecessor but introduces some subtle but purposeful changes
  • Some excess bulk has been shaved off the lugs, but what hasn’t changed is the Explorer II’s undeniable tool-watch aesthetic and its brushed steel bi-direction bezel with a 24-hour allowing the wearer to track two time zones simultaneously
  • This 2022 reference has been configured with the highly-desirable white ‘Polar’ dial
  • ​Its large black-outlined Chromalight filled hands and markers provide superior legibility in all lighting conditions and the orange GMT hand is a nod to the original Explorer II of 1971
  • ​Housed inside the case is the chronometer-certified calibre 3285 movement, which boasts a 72-hour power reserve and is shared with the iconic GMT-Master II
  • Underlining the Explorer II’s hardy ‘go anywhere, do anything’ character is its water resistance of 100 metres
  • Offered by a private collector in the United Kingdom
  • ​A one-owner watch purchased new from a Rolex authorised dealer
  • ​Presented with its Rolex-branded display box, outer packaging, guarantee card, original purchase receipt, booklets, Rolex-branded card wallet, and swing tags
  • Two spare links are also included where the bracelet has been sized 
  • Covered by Rolex's five-year international warranty until 2027
  • Graded 'AA' the vendor who reports that the watch is in unworn condition 

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