The Explorer II combines practicality, robustness and precision to style any adventurer. First released in 1971, the Rolex Explorer II has become the watch of choice for speleologists, volcanologists, and polar explorers. The natural heir of the original Rolex Explorer, the Explorer II introduces a range of new features to meet the needs of professionals working in some of the world’s toughest environments.

Like the original Explorer, the Explorer II is designed for maximum functionality in extreme conditions. The Explorer II benefits from the additional features of an additional 24-hour hand and a fixed bezel with 24-hour markings – a simple but essential feature for exploration in dark environments where you have no way of knowing whether it’s day or night. The Explorer II also benefits from a date function, magnified by a distinctive Cyclops lens.

Available with a black or white dial, the Explorer II features luminescent markings and a chromalight display for maximum visibility in dark conditions. The scratchproof crystal and tough Oystersteel casing and bracelet make it durable in even the harshest of conditions. Originally used in the aerospace and chemical industries, Oystersteel is designed for maximum resistance to corrosion.

Slightly chunkier than the original Explorer, the Explorer II comes in a 42mm case. Waterproof to 100 metres, the Explorer II can be depended on even in underwater conditions.

Pre Owned Rolex Explorer II

Blowers Jewellers buy and sell a range of second-hand Rolex watches, expertly checked and, where necessary, serviced to the highest standard. Browse our range of pre-owned Rolex Explorer II watches or contact us to source your perfect watch today. All watches available on our website are physically in stock at our Kingston upon Hull boutique, and can also be viewed by arrangement at our London Mayfair office. You may also be interested in Rolex Explorer models.