The new Rolex watch is set in an imposing 40 mm case, rendered in 904L steel. At 3 o’clock it features a Twinlock winding crown, skillfully protected by shoulders. The model is built to be water-resistant up to 100 meters.
The case carries a fixed 24-hour graduated bezel, which holds in place a top quality sapphire crystal. It is equipped with a Cyclops lens, located over a date aperture at 3 o’clock.
Beneath this glass is an appealing and functional dial, dressed in white. The display comprises triangle, round and rectangular-shaped hour-markers. Outlined in black, they produce a striking contrast with the face of the model.
The hallmark feature of the new Oyster Perpetual Explorer II watch is its ability to display two different time zones simultaneously. The dial ensures central hours, minutes and seconds, indicated by means of black and white charismatic hands.
The second time-zone can be read off from a 24-hour red hand, tipped with a black and white arrow. Allied with the numerals and hour-markers, presented on the bezel, it enables the user to distinguish night hours from those of day.
The timepiece relies on a COSC-certified automatic calibre 3186 movement. It incorporates a perpetual rotor. The caliber operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and boasts a 48-hour power reserve.
The new Rolex watch is teamed with a steel bracelet, closed with an Oysterlock clasp.
In fact, the instrument presented has a rich history behind. Thus, in 1953, the original Explorer model was sported on the wrists of Sir John Hunt, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in their glorious ascent of Everest.
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