Rolex Explorer II
The original Explorer became the timepiece of choice among climbers and other rugged adventurers who refuse to compromise on Rolex quality. The company updated the line with the Explorer II which was originally released in 1971. A revised Explorer II followed in 2011 with a larger 42mm case and new movement. The Explorer II features a dial designed to offer optimum clarity in all conditions and fixed 24 hour bezel with a dedicated, independent 24 hr hand. This allows accuracy in conditions where it is difficult to distinguish between day and night, such as polar regions or in deep cave systems.
The Rolex Explorer II became a go to watch for world travelers and adventurers across the globe with its rugged frame and impressive dates, time zones and iconic looking bezel. Aimed at those mentioned previously, this watch was designed and manufactured with a specific group of explorers and scientists in mind. This watch was for those who might spend long hours in underground labyrinths without any sunlight, noting them of the current time of day. Regular watches in this situation would be helpless in this situation as they do not distinguish between AM and PM.
The Rolex Explorer II is equipped with an additional hour hand that makes one full rotation per day and works in combination with an additional 24-hour bezel that is present on the watch. These highly sought after watches have become somewhat of a collectors item for many as they possess these unique features and characteristics. View our complete collection of Rolex Explorer II watches today and get in touch if you need any help with selecting your watch.
The Swiss Watch Company
At Swiss Watch Company, we pride ourselves on the quality of luxury watches we buy and sell. We have a selection of high quality Rolex watches as well as Breitling, Tag Heuer, IWC and more, available in excellent pre-owned condition for you to buy. You can also sell your luxury watch with us, simply fill out the online form and submit to receive a valuation for your luxury watch.