In the exclusive realm of luxury timepieces, there are few manufactured by a company with the name recognition so enjoyed by Rolex. With over 100 years of experience manufacturing some of the finest wristwatches ever known, this Swiss watchmaker is deserving of its illustrious reputation. Its Explorer II series presents a fine example of Rolex's unmitigated mastery of horological engineering.
The Explorer II series is concerned, above all else, with superior quality rather than adornments and other superficial trappings.
Its 40-millimeter wide case is machined from a single block of stainless steel and treated for exceptional corrosion resistance. The brushed case is perfectly complimented by the brushed stainless steel unidirectionally rotating bezel inscribed with large, easily readable black Arabic numerals. The dial is available in either jet black or bright white, and features Rolex's signature luminescent circular and rectangular indices marking the hours, with an inverted triangle signifying 12 o'clock. Rolex's iconic luminescent hours hand sweeps around the dial in concert with the fat minutes and slender seconds hands. An independent 12-hour hand allows more detailed time tracking. A magnified date window at three o'clock displays a perpetual date that will not require recalibration as long as power is not allowed to run down. A hardened and highly scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial and contributes to the timepiece's 300 feet of water resistance. A sturdy stainless steel bracelet completes the look.
Rolex watches are known the world over for their exacting precision; the Explorer II is certainly no exception. Powered by a Rolex engineered and in-house manufactured COSC-certified automatic movement, this luxury timepiece is guaranteed to keep accurate time for generations of owners.