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Rolex Explorer Ref. 214270


Pre-Owned Rolex 39mm Explorer, Black Dial, Stainless Steel Bracelet, ref. 214270

Rolex dedicated the Oyster Perpetual Explorer to polar explorers and all those pushing the boundaries of exploration. This Rolex Explorer is a comfortable sized 39mm Oystersteel case and is powered by the COSC certified Rolex caliber 3132, which includes Paraflex shock-absorbers. Like all Rolex timepieces, the Explorer’s dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure tight quality control. The black dial has the Chromalight luminescent coating to provide bright and long-lasting readability in low-light environments. Midway through its production period, the Rolex Explorer received a few updates to the dial, which collectors distinguished as Mark I and Mark II. This watch has the Mark II features that include longer and slightly wider Mercedes hands that are more proportional for the 39mm case. The only other update was a redesign of the 3, 6 and 9 Arabic numerals that changed these from solid white gold to luminous filled material. Everything else remained the same, including the smooth bezel in Oystersteel. With its 100m of water resistance, the Explorer continues to serve as a robust tool for modern adventurers.  This discontinued reference includes its original warranty card.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel


Smooth, Stainless Steel

Box and Papers

Warranty Card

Band Type

Bracelet, Oyster Bracelet





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size





Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





35mm – 39mm


2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0005131
Model #214270
Model NameExplorer
Year Producedca 2018
Serial Numberscrambled


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.