Watch of the Week: Rolex Explorer II

Words by
Lee Cassanell

13th June 2022

A luxurious robust watch for the rugged adventurer. 

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Over the past century, many of the world’s most intrepid explorers, mountaineers and scientists have taken Rolex’s to places that tested the timepiece’s reliability in the toughest conditions. One significant event was the 1953 expedition to Everest, which saw Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first to summit the world’s highest mountain. The feedback received from such intrepid explorers led to development of the original Explorer watch and the new Explorer II. 

Over the years, the Explorer has maintained its aesthetic heritage, while benefiting from technical advances to Rolex timepieces. It’s latest incarnation, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, features a redesigned case and bracelet, optimized Chromalight display and comes equipped with calibre 3285, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology.

If you’re the adventurous type and you’re looking for an exceptionally robust watch to keep time on under even the most extreme conditions, the Explorer II is the timepiece for you.