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Rolex Explorer II Ref. 226570


Pre-Owned Rolex 42mm Explorer II, Black Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 226570

The Rolex Explorer II was first introduced in 1971 as a tool watch designed for cave explorers and adventurers who needed a timepiece that could withstand extreme conditions. The initial model, the Ref. 1655, featured a 24-hour bezel and an orange 24-hour hand, which made it easier to distinguish between day and night in environments where sunlight is scarce. Since then, the Explorer II has undergone several updates and improvements, including the addition of a new movement, a larger case size, and a more refined design. Today, it remains one of Rolex’s most iconic and sought-after models, known for its durability, accuracy, and distinctive style.

The Rolex Explorer II 226570 is a true embodiment of precision and functionality. With a robust 42mm stainless steel case and a matching fixed bezel featuring a 24-hour scale, this timepiece is designed for those who appreciate rugged elegance. The black dial is not only striking but also highly legible, thanks to its luminous hands and hour markers, ensuring visibility in any condition. A dedicated GMT hand allows for tracking two time zones simultaneously, while the date reference adds practicality to this exceptional watch. Powering the Explorer II 226570 is the self-winding 3285 caliber movement, a testament to Rolex’s commitment to precision and reliability. Completing the package is a stainless steel Oyster bracelet that provides both comfort and durability. This like-new watch from 2023 comes with its original box and papers. The Rolex Explorer II 226570 is the ultimate companion for adventurers and watch enthusiasts, offering timeless style and unparalleled performance. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this horological masterpiece.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet


24-Hour, Fixed

Box and Papers

Box and Papers





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size





Date, GMT/World Time


Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





40mm – 42mm


Factory Warranty

Item ID0006403
Model #226570
Model NameExplorer II
Year Producedca. 2023
Serial Number9XXXXXXX


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.