Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 3230
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : November 2021
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 43mm
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : Manufacturer Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Rolex box, swing tags and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Rolex oyster bracelet, all links included. The watch is from November 2021 and is sold in worn condition, but is overall in fair condition, as you can see from the photographs, a full case and bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with its original Manufacturer's Warranty.
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Here we have a 2021 Rolex Explorer 1 124270 that has a 36mm Oyster case made of Oystersteel, the use of Oystersteel which belongs to the 904L family makes the case more resilient to corrosion and highly durable. 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 the perfect time at -50°C (-58°F) with 70% less oxygen than at sea level. A lug-to-lug length of 43mm and a thickness of 11.5mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist, on the right side, is a Twinlock double sealing system for the screw-down crown. A smooth highly polished bezel holds a flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above a black dial, the applied highly legible 3, 6, and 9 have an infill of blue luminescence, and the applied baton indexes have the same infill and the text is precisely printed with the Rolex crown at 12. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back, inside we have the Rolex Cal. 3230 considered a very accurate automatic movement with Chronometer Certification of -2/+2 seconds a day, 31 jewels and beating at 28,800 BPH. The use of a Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring for its speed, it’s 10 times more accurate in case of shocks, resistant to extreme temperatures and unaffected by magnetic fields and gravity. The 904L Stainless Steel Oyster bracelet has the Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink micro-adjustments up to 5mm extension, all links provided and the watch comes with its Rolex presentation box, swing tags and papers.
I have been fortunate enough to sell multiple of these 36mm modern Explorers, the last one flew out immediately and I suspect this one won't hang about long either! Regardless of which you prefer, there is no denying that Rolex has brought this classic back and given it all the bells and whistles we've wanted with the upgraded clasp and superior movement. It truly is a perfect Explorer, a watch you can do anything with and wear in any situation, the perfect one watch, if such a thing exists!
In 1905, German-born Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis set up a company in London that imported Swiss movements which are installed in British cases and sold to jewellers who put their names on the dials. Recognising the potential for their brand, Wilsdorf created the brand name Rolex in 1908. In 1910, a Rolex became the first wristwatch to carry the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, awarded by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne, Switzerland. Demand for Rolex watches rose swiftly, and British taxes on the Swiss movements Rolex used prompted Wilsdorf to move the business to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919. With production costs lowered, Wilsdorf quickly set out to solve the age-old problem of moisture and dust entering a watch case and damaging the movement. The Rolex watchmakers came up with a fully sealed watch case, which Wilsdorf named the Oyster, and released to an appreciative audience in 1926. In 1931, Rolex introduced the first automatic winding wristwatch, giving it the legendary name Oyster Perpetual. In 1945, they released Datejust. The Datejust was the first watch to have the date jump instantaneously at midnight. The 1950s saw a whole lot of releases such as the Air-King (1958), the Explorer (1953), the Submariner (1953), the GMT Master (1955), the Day-Date (1956), the electromagnetic field resistant Milgauss (1956), the Lady-Datejust (1957) and the first Deep Sea model (1960). Wilsdorf’s death in 1960, saw ownership of Rolex S.A. (a collection of sub-companies) passed to the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation which was founded by Wilsdorf in 1945, the mission of which is simply to sustain Rolex S.A. indefinitely.