Rolex simply left its global fans surprised by releasing the new Explorer II Reference 226570 at Watches & Wonders 2021. However, the watch industry was widely anticipating that Rolex would turn up with a new Explorer model as this year marks the original Explorer II model’s 50th anniversary.
Many enthusiasts drew up mock-up models, but the watchmaker yet managed to awe virtually everyone with the new Explorer II 226570. Rolex made only minor upgrades in design and movement. Now, what’s that?
Let’s take a close look at the new Rolex Explorer II Reference 226570 with a revitalised design.
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Well, let’s continue to explore the new Explorer II of 2021.
The New Novelty: Rolex Explorer II Reference 226570
The Rolex Explorer II Reference 226570 features a 42mm steel case with 12.5mm thickness. And it manifests that this new Explorer II version is similar to its previous sibling, Reference 216570.
The fact is that the differences between the two are subtle, and it is only visible in the slimmed-down lugs that Rolex decreased by a cumulative 1mm. Many of you might have expected to see a new ceramic bezel in Explorer II’s 50th-anniversary model. But Rolex retained the same traditional Explorer look in the newest reference, offering a satin-finished stainless steel bezel.
Rolex also made very subtle changes to the new Explorer II dial. The most noticeable refinement is the placement of a tiny Rolex crown in the middle of the words “Swiss” and “Made” at the dial’s bottom.
Apart from this, the timeless and traditional Explorer look remains the same.
- The dial features a cyclops date window and applied numerals.
- However, the new black-dialled version added to the new Explorer II 2021 collection comes with one extra difference on the dial.
- The black dial flaunts an entire orange-coloured GMT hand instead of the orange-and-black GMT hand seen on its previous sibling.
Overall, the dial offers a sportier look to the new Explorer II model.
The New Movement – The Most Significant Upgrade
The New Rolex Explorer II Reference 226570 received the most significant upgrade in its movement. The Oyster case now houses the brand’s new Calibre 3285. The earlier iteration was powered by the Calibre 3187 movement debuted in the current GMT-Master II in 2018.
However, the new Calibre 3285 movement comes with several impressive features. For example –
- The movement features an anti-magnetic, energy-efficient Chronergy escapement.
- It also comes with a blue Parachrom hairspring that offers ten times more precision than the standard type.
- Moreover, the Calibre 3285 is a “Superlative Chronometer” certified movement. It has 70 hours of power reserve.
The new Rolex Explorer II is a slightly streamlined edition of the earlier Explorer version introduced in 2011. The minor changes include slimmer lugs, an additional crown logo that looks smaller in context, and a full-orange hand.
So how do you like the new 50th-anniversary edition of Rolex Explorer II? Let’s know in the comments.
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