Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 3230
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : April 2023
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
Here we have a 2023 Rolex Explorer 1 124270 Box & Papers 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 tag and paperwork.
It does not get much better than the 36mm Rolex Explorer 1 for a "Go-Anywhere, Do-Anything" watch! I think it is great that Rolex has the 36mm and the 40mm option for customers, this way it "solves" the issue of size for most, although there will always be the people saying "If only it was 38.5mm", you can't please them all! Personally, the 36mm is the one, it wears beautifully on the wrist and feels true to the original, I also find it to be one of the most understated modern Rolexes in production currently. I'd snap this up whilst you can, especially as it is only marginally above the current RRP!
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.