The Rolex Explorer II watch, which came out in 1971, is one of the best-selling watches in the Rolex family. On the twentieth and fortieth anniversary, Rolex launched the latest model of this classic watch at Baselworld 2011. Like Rolex’s style, the new version has relatively few changes from the old model: the diameter of the watch has increased slightly from the original 40mm to 42mm, and the hour and minute hands are also thicker, making the watch more powerful. Of course, the most significant change is that the GMT hands adopt the color and shape of the 1971 model, representing its 40-year history. In addition, the watch’s EXPLOER II at 12 o’clock also uses the same orange color as the hands.
Like the old models, the new watch will still be available in black or white dials.
Rolex / Explorer / Explorer II
Movement: 3187 automatic winding
Size: 28.5mm / 6.45mm
Vibration frequency: 28800vph / 4Hz
Kinetic energy: 48 hours
Function: hour, minute, second display / calendar / GMT