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Rolex Explorer II Oyster, 42 mm, Oystersteel M226570-0002

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Explorer II

42 mm, Oystersteel

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Model availability
Rolex Explorer in Oystersteel M226570-0002 at Gruno's Diamonds

Reference

226570

Model case

Oyster, 42 mm, Oystersteel

Water-resistance

Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Bezel

Fixed, 24-hour graduated

Dial

Black

Bracelet

Oyster, three-piece solid links

Movement

Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, GMT function

Calibre

3285, Manufacture Rolex

Power reserve

Approximately 70 hours

Certification

Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Explorer in Oystersteel M226570-0002 at Gruno's Diamonds

24-Hour Bezel

The Explorer II is equipped with an additional 24-hour display; a dedicated hand circles the dial in 24 hours rather than the usual 12, pointing to a fixed bezel with 24 hour graduations. This function enables the wearer to distinguish the hours of the day from the hours of the night, an essential feature for those who venture into environments where darkness reigns supreme – such as in the depths of caves, or where the sun never sets – like the polar regions in summer.

24-Hour Bezel

Black dial

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.

Black dial

Oystersteel

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.

Oystersteel
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Model availability

All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity.

Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Jewelers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers. Gruno's Diamonds is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Jewelers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

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