The Rolex Explorer II, reference number 216570, along with the Submariner, GMT Master and Datejust, make up Rolex’s most popular watch. As with the other models, the Explorer model is from the late 1950s. Unlike the other models, it has two current models that are both popular and very different. The first model, the Rolex Explorer, is 39mm in diameter and is closest to the original version, while the Explorer II is 42mm in diameter and is more suited to modern Rolex Explorer Oyster 42 mm Oystersteel 216570 tastes. In this article, I will review the latter model. While any model of the Rolex Explorer can be used as a sturdy tool watch, for this review I did not take it on a mountain trekking trip, but rather a modern exploration. My account is based on the fact that it spent a month traveling through Asia, exploring a distant land, an ancient people, and a fascinating culture
For starters, the Rolex Explorer was one of the first watches designed for adventure, especially when it came to exploring new lands and different terrains. Today, the Casio ProTrek or a similar solar-powered multi-function watch will serve you well on far-flung treks, and in the 1950s and early 1960s, real exploration of the poles and the world’s high peaks took place, but without quartz watches. Even today, if you’re attempting to explore Earth’s poles or climb Mt. Everest, a Rolex Explorer may still be a better choice than a quartz device, as they suffer from exposure to heat and cold and rely on an external power source. However, the Rolex Explorer II is guaranteed to work even in extreme temperature gradients and without power, except when worn and slightly moved (or the crown tightened) on a daily basis.
So, on my own Rolex Explorer II adventure, instead of taking it to extreme conditions, I took it on some sort of typical modern travel journey that included airports, business meetings, business excursions, gyms, and visits to the outdoors in far-flung places. In all cases, the Rolex Explorer II never felt out of place.
At the airport, the first step was to set the local time and local time to PDT. when the plane took off, we used the quick set function on the hour hand to indicate Beijing time, I just pulled the crown and moved it forward about 8 time zones in China. Interestingly, unlike many large countries, China has a time zone! Whether you are in the east or west of China, there is only one. While I imagine the Chinese get very different time of year experiences, I think it makes it easy for them to do business, depending on which country they live in.
One of the great things about Rolex sports watches (especially the modern versions) is that they tend to be multi-functional. That is to say, they’re perfect for both business and leisure situations, as well as the sporting environments for which they’re designed. As a result, I don’t really need to use any other watch during my month-long visits and the organization of various meetings at all levels. The Rolex Explorer II fits the bill perfectly.