The Rolex Explorer II series replica watches, reference 216570, along with the Submariner, GMT Master, and the Datejust, constitute Rolex’s most popular watches. While the Explorer model, like the others, is a child of the late 1950s; unlike the others, it has two current models, both popular, but also quite different. The first model, the Rolex Explorer, is 39mm and is closest to the original version, while the Explorer II is 42mm and more adapted to modern tastes. In this post, I review the latter model. And while any of the Rolex Explorer models make for a solid tool watch, in this review, I am not taking it to some mountain trekking odyssey, but instead I am doing modern day exploration. My account is based on taking it for a month long journey to Asia, exploring a distant land, an ancient people, and a fascinating culture: China.

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Rolex and Great Wall.

First off, the Rolex Explorer white dial fake watches were one of the first wristwatches to be designed for exploration, in particular, exploring new lands and varied terrains. While today, a Casio ProTrek or similar solar-powered multifunction watch will serve you well on a distant trek, in the 1950s and early 1960s when real exploration of the poles and the high peaks of the world was taking place, no quartz watch existed. And even today, if you were to attempt to explore the earth’s pole or climb Mt. Everest, the Rolex Explorer might still be a better choice than a quartz device, since these suffer when exposed to high and low temperatures and depend on an external source of power. However, the Rolex Explorer II is guaranteed to work as well as it does day to day even under extreme temperature gradients and with no source of power, except wearing it daily and moving a bit (or winding the crown).

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Stainless steel case Rolex replica watches.

So while in my own “expedition” with the Rolex Explorer II, I was not taking it to extreme conditions, I did take it to what is a somewhat typical modern day traveling journey, including airports, business meetings, business outings, the gym, and also visiting the outdoors in a distant land. In all cases, what was great was the Rolex Explorer II high quality replica watches never felt out of place.

If the Replica Rolex Submariner is the original sports copy watch, then the Swiss Replica Rolex Explorer II watches would be the original extreme sports copy watch. Introduced in 1971 as a timepiece for cave and polar exploration, this was a fake watch with a very narrow target market. Though it was never a big seller for Rolex, the Explorer II is perhaps the purest emblem of what Rolex does best, thanks to its purpose-built design and legendary build quality.

Strength

It remains the only Rolex sports replica watches, along with the equally capable Sea-Dweller, to have not been rendered in a precious metal. While the original Rolex Explorer had a bulletproof backstory — the summiting of Everest with Edmund Hillary in 1953 — it still remained, by the ’70s, a small, quaint watch, belonging to an earlier era and devoid of complications or even crown guards. So, Rolex created its bigger, badder descendant.

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The Explorer II was housed in a burlier 40mm case and featured the same protective crown guards as the Submariner. It also sported a fixed, engraved 24-hour marked bezel and an extra hand on the dial. That oversized blaze-orange hand gave the ref. 1655 its Italian nickname, “Freccione”, or “big arrow”.

Movement

Powered by the same cal. 1575 movement as the GMT-Master, the extra hand travelled the dial once in 24 hours, pointing to its corresponding time on the outer bezel. Unlike the GMT-Master, whose bezel rotated and thus could display time in a second time zone, the Explorer II was meant only to tell its owner whether it was 2:00 or 14:00. In the dark underworld of a cave or in the perpetual blackness of the polar winter, time can be confusing and a reassuring glance at the wrist could be reorienting.

 Mission

With its singular uncompromising purpose, the original Explorer II was a pure tool. True to its name, it became the cheap fake watches of choice for real-world explorers like French spelunker Jean-François Pernette and Tyrolean mountaineering legend, Reinhold Messner.

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In the mid-’80s, the Explorer II got a refresh. Its dial got the more familiar circular hour markers and Mercedes handset. The 24-hour hand was reduced in size and painted red instead of orange. A white-dial version was introduced. Though it remained the most purely utilitarian watch in the Rolex lineup, some of the magic of the original was lost, and the watch languished in display cases, bought only by those who appreciated its minimalist magic, as well as the odd cave explorer.

A few years ago, ahead of the BaselWorld watch fair, a teaser image made its way around the Internet, showing a distinctive orange hand against a white dial. Could Rolex be introducing a new, modern Explorer II? Indeed, when the watch was officially unveiled, it was a hit in the watch community. Rolex endowed the watch with a larger 42mm case, solid-link bracelet with its excellent Glidelock clasp, blue Chromalight luminescent dial markers (for dark polar nights) and, most importantly, a return to the orange hand, which was now driven by the cal. 3187.

Replica Rolex Explorer II-3This motor allows for independent setting of the 24-hour hand for second-time-zone tracking, a function its predecessor never had. The movement also features Rolex’s Parachrom hairspring, which renders it more resistant to temperature fluctuation and magnetic influences, making the copy Rolex watches online even more perfectly suited for polar excursions. While this may not be on the minds of most Rolex buyers these days, it is evidence that Rolex hasn’t forgotten its tool-watch roots.

A symbol of the human can-do spirit, the Fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer celebrates perseverance and the exquisite balance between technical development, experience in the field, thoughtfulness and action. Faithful to its heritage and unique identity, the new Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II was a clear favorite of journalists and observers recently. It exemplifies multifaceted strength in today’s world, while imparting a new élan to the elegant lines which have long established it as a style icon.

rolex-explorer-iiExactly 40 years after its launch, the Copy Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II has been updated to reach new heights of dependability. Its case, enlarged to 42 mm, houses the new calibre 3187 entirely designed and manufactured by Rolex. Scaling new heights in precision, the new Explorer comes equipped with a sophisticated self-winding mechanical movement featuring the Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers. Its chronometric precision and exceptional resistance to extreme conditions makes this year’s Explorer II the benchmark for reliable and robust timekeeping instruments.

Replica Rolex Explorer II Specifications

  • Case Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Material: 904L stainless steel superalloy, polished and satin finished
  • Case back: Screw-down with Rolex replica fluting
  • Bezel: Fixed, 24-hour graduated, sun satin finished, polished bevelled edge
  • Winding crown Screw-down, TWINLOCK double water-resistant system
  • Shoulders to protect the crown
  • Crystal Scratch-resistant sapphire
  • CYCLOPS lens (2.5 ×) over the date, double anti-reflective coating
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres (330 feet)
  • Movement:  Calibre 3187, Officially certified Swiss chronometer
  • Functions: 24-hour GMT hand, with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
  • Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock
  • Stop-seconds for precise time setting
  • Oscillator Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
  • Non-magnetic blue PARACHROM hairspring, Breguet overcoil
  • Jewelling: 31 rubies
  • Winding: Bidirectional self-winding via PERPETUAL rotor
  • Power reserve: Approximately 48 hours
  • Dial: White lacquered CHROMALIGHT display with long-lasting luminescence
  • Hands: White gold, wide, hollowed, black lacquered, Orange 24-hour hand
  • Black, satin finished CHROMALIGHT display with long-lasting luminescence
  • Hour markers: Highly legible white gold appliques
  • Bracelet: Oyster, three-piece solid links
  • Material: 904L steel superalloy, satin finished, polished edge
  • Clasp: OYSTERLOCK folding clasp with safety catch, EASYLINK 5 mm comfort extension link