The Rolex explorer came about after 20 years of development in extreme environments, starting back in the 1930s. The goal of the watch was to create the perfect mountaineer’s tool, keeping perfect time at -50°C (-58°F) with 70% less oxygen than at sea level. In 2010 the 214270 was fitted out with the black dial and 18kt white gold 3, 6, 9 indexes.
Rolex announced at BaselWorld in 2016, the Ref:214270 which was again updated from the 36mm with lume filled 3,6, and 9 indexes. The handset is also slightly longer and thicker than the 36mm. Making it a much better-proportioned dial. The 39mm case is made of corrosion-resistant 904L Stainless Steel. On the right side is a double-sealed Triplock screw-down crown. A highly polished smooth bezel holds the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. A glassy black dial with an outer minute track. Applied 3,6 and 9 18ct white gold numerals filled with blue Chromalight lume alongside Baton indexes mark the hours. Elegant 18ct white gold Mercedes hands, with a sweeping second hand, filled with blue Chromalight lume. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back. Inside we have the Rolex Caliber 3132 considered a very accurate Automatic movement with Chronometer Certification of -2/+2 seconds a day. 31 Jewels beating at 28,800 beats per hour. The use of a Parachrom hairspring for its speed. It’s 10 times more accurate, resistant to shocks, resistant to extreme temperatures, and unaffected by magnetic fields and gravity. The 904L Stainless Steel bracelet is finished with subtle brushing to the upper segments while the outer links have been highly polished matching the bezel. It has the Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink micro-adjustments up to 5mm extension. Comes with its Rolex presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Rolex box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Rolex bracelet with all links included. The watch is from May 2019 and is sold in worn but fair condition as you can see, a full case and bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with its original Manufacturer Warranty.