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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II

Posted by wristwatch on July 18, 2007

There are two models, one with a black dial with an Oysterlock Bracelet and a white dial with an engraved 24-hour bezel.

Common features are:

904L Steel

Only a robust corrosion-resistant, stainless-steel alloy can meet the uncompromising standards of Rolex. It, therefore, uses a unique composition of 904L steel, which can withstand the harshest environments, from the highest peaks to the depths of the ocean. Rolex 904L steel can be polished to achieve an impeccable finish, contributing to the Oyster’s characteristic beauty.

Oyster Case

Crafted from a solid block of stainless steel, gold or platinum, the Oyster case undergoes more than 150 manufacturing steps. A miniature safe, it ensures absolute waterproofness and protects the Rolex movement under the most extreme conditions.


The height of precision, the self-winding Oyster movement is entirely engineered and manufactured by Rolex. Robust and reliable, every movement guarantees long-term high performance and is an officially certified Swiss chronometer.

Perpetual Rotor

In 1931, Rolex invented and patented the Perpetual rotor, the world’s first self-winding wristwatch mechanism. The Perpetual rotor allows the watch to run continuously as every flick of the wrist winds the movement. The energy generated is stored in the mainspring, which ensures an autonomy of 48 to 72 hours, depending on the model.


At midnight, the Rolex calendar instantly jumps to the next date. This ingenious mechanism was introduced in 1945 on the Oyster Perpetual Datejust and assures perfect accuracy of the movement during the date change which is triggered using stored energy.



One Response to “Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II”

  1. Kieran said

    I have just bought this watch and it is absolutly quality. I would recomend it to anyone!

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