OYSTER PERPETUAL EXPLORER IIThe Rolex Explorer II, first released in 1971, is the natural heir to the original Rolex Explorer – yet with a character all of its own. Available in:
- 904L Steel, soft-iron inner case to protect against magnetic fields
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Rolex is introducing the latest generation of its Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, a legend among professional divers’ watches created 50 years ago in 1967.
|Brand :||OYSTER PROFESSIONAL COLLECTION|
|Model Number :||126600-97220|
|Material :||904L steel, satin and polished finish|
|Movement :||Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor|
|Calibre :||3235, Manufacture Rolex|
|Crystal :||Scratch-resistant sapphire Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating|
|Case Dial :||Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown), Black dial, gloss finish|
|Functions :||Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with rapid-setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting|
|Water Resistance :||1,220 metres (4,000 feet)|
|Bracelet Strap :||Oyster, three-piece solid links|
|Power Reserve :||Approximately 70 hours|
|Price Range :||$14,400|
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THE WATCH THAT CONQUERED THE DEEP
The new Sea-Dweller features a larger, 43 mm case and the new calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology and employed for the first time in a Rolex Professional category watch. To enhance the reading of the date, it is equipped, also for the first time, with a Cyclops lens on the crystal at 3 o’clock. The dial bears the name Sea-Dweller in red, a reference to the first model.
Like all Rolex watches, the new Sea-Dweller carries the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015 to ensure singular performance on the wrist.
A technical divers’ watch, waterproof today to a depth of 1,220 metres (4,000 feet), the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller was originally designed for the pioneers of professional deep-sea diving. It is equipped with one of the inventions that contributed to its stature: the helium escape valve, patented by Rolex in 1967. While preserving the waterproofness of the watch, this ingenious safety valve regulates the pressure accumulated in the case during the decompression phases of deep-water saturation dives.
CERAMIC BEZEL AND LUMINESCENT DISPLAY
The 60-minute graduated, unidirectional rotatable bezel of the new Sea-Dweller enables divers to precisely and safely monitor their dive and decompression times. It is equipped with a patented black Cerachrom bezel insert manufactured by Rolex in a virtually scratchproof ceramic whose colour is unaffected by ultraviolet rays. The graduation is coated via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) with a thin layer of platinum. The sleek black dial features large Chromalight hour markers and hands, filled with luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow for excellent legibility in dark conditions.
SYMBOL OF WATERPROOFNESS
The Sea-Dweller’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 1,220 metres (4,000 feet), is a paragon of robustness. Its characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosion-resistant 904L steel. Its fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.
The winding crown is protected by a crown guard that is an integral part of the middle case. Fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system, the crown screws down securely against the case, providing watertight security akin to a submarine’s hatch. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Sea-Dweller’s high-precision movement.
ADJUSTABLE BRACELET AND SAFETY CLASP
The new Sea-Dweller’s solid-link Oyster bracelet in 904L steel is fitted with an Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening. A double extension system allows adjustments to be made without the use of tools, so that the watch can be worn comfortably over a diving suit up to 7 mm thick. The Fliplock extension link extends the bracelet by 26 mm, while the Rolex Glidelock system allows fine adjustment of the bracelet length in 2 mm increments for a total of approximately 20 mm.