Rolex Explorer was one of the first wristwatches to be designed for exploration, in particular, exploring new lands and varied terrains. They are the most perfect watch for those people who enjoy the lifestyle of adventures, extreme sports and mountaineering.
The Explorer is influenced by Rolex’s decades of experience in the Himalayas, and pays homage to the first successful climb of Mount Everest in 1953 by an expedition armed with Rolex Oyster Perpetual chronometers. It was first launched that same year as the ultimate expedition and mountaineering watch. The Explorer exemplifies the exclusive relationship that has long been synonymous of Rolex and exploration.
Rolex introduced the Explorer II model in early 1971. The Explorer II is the evolution of Rolex’s robust and reliable adventurer’s timepiece, the legendary Explorer. The watch was aimed at world travellers and adventurers alike. Larger and more rugged than its predecessor, the Explorer II boasts a date, second timezone and an iconic looking bezel.
The Rolex Explorer II, reference 216570, along with the Submariner, GMT Master, and the Datejust, constitute Rolex’s most popular watches. On the occasion of the Explorer II’s 40th anniversary, Rolex presented the ref. 216570 in 2011. And in true Rolex fashion, the watch paid tribute to the original Explorer II while also presenting completely new features.
The Caliber 3187 powers the Explorer II ref. 216570, and measures larger at 42mm. However, as a nod to the inaugural model, both the white and black dial versions of the Explorer II ref. 216570 boast an orange arrow-tipped 24-hand.
A great thing about Rolex sports watches, especially modern versions, is that they tend to be multipurpose. That is, they fit well into both business and casual situations as well as the more sporty settings for which they were specifically designed. So during your month long visit, and with various meetings at all levels of the organization, you don’t have to use any other watch, really. The Rolex Explorer II fit in great.
All in all, Rolex Explorer is arguably the most famous of all the Rolex models. It has a rich history and an elegant style. And the Rolex Explorer II is really among the best replica watches to own.