The world as an experimental laboratory - Rolex has stayed true to this motto with the development of the Explorer II.
Presented for the first time in 1971, the spirit of the wristwatch is rooted in the fundamentals of the Rolex Explorer while still bestowing its own sense of style. From the very beginning, Rolex has demonstrated an affinity for the spirit of discovery. The company has equipped explorers and scientists with reliable chronometers for decades. Today, the Swiss manufacturer cooperates with record-holders, including the adventurer Erling Kagge, or the polar explorer, Rune Gjeldnes. In this clever way, Rolex has created a worldwide testing ground where chronometers can be tested under extreme natural conditions.
The Explorer exemplifies as an inexhaustible drive for innovation. The timepiece stays true to outstanding precision and functionality under the most extreme of circumstances. The stainless steel case, which is waterproof to 100 metres, and the automatic chronometer movement with the Paraflex shock absorbers, allow for an ideal companion in the Explorer II, both in icy blizzards and sandy beaches. The Explorer II pays tribute to the pioneering spirit and it is a reliable wristwatch through any situation and environment.