Hans Wilsdorf founded Rolex in 1905 at the age of 24, along with Alfred Davis in London. In 1919 they moved their operation to Geneva, Switzerland. This move was brought about by high wartime taxes on Gold and Silver in the UK after the Great war 1914-1918. They were now closer to their suppliers in Bienne.
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. This unworn Rolex Explorer 1 214270 has the brand new 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. A lug to lug length of 43mm and a thickness of 11.5mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, 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, the applied baton indexes have the same infill. 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 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 is 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. 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 oyster bracelet, a full-sized bracelet. The watch is from May 2021 and is sold in brand new, unworn condition. The watch comes with its original Manufacturer Warranty.