Rolex Explorer 39mm (MK II). 2017. Box+Papers. Maxi hands & Lume markers. Good Condition.
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Original box, original papers
United Kingdom, Hertfordshire
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Hi. Greetings from Prestige Watches UK. We are a 5-star seller on both Chrono24 and Trustpilot with hundreds of watches sold and delivered around the world.
Presenting an highly sought after Rolex Explorer, MK II from 2017. This watch is a highly collectible 39mm Rolex model that is now discontinued and loved by collectors and investors alike. Reference 214270 with ‘MK II’ dial (the cool one that everyone wants with the maxi hands that fit the watch and also the lume filled markers)
Supplied with original box and papers. Actual photos of the watch.
Get this one quick as they are only going to go up in price.
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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer and Oyster Perpetual Explorer II evolved from Rolex’s deep involvement with exploration. They go where few people venture.
The brand was able to test these watches in real life by equipping polar, mountaineering and caving expeditions over many years. Some of the world’s most intrepid explorers, mountaineers and scientists took Explorer and Explorer II watches to places that tested their reliability in the toughest conditions.
From the 1930s, Rolex began to equip numerous expeditions with Oyster watches. The feedback received over the years was used to develop what became known as the Professional category of watches that served as tools: models such as the Explorer and Explorer II.
The Explorer, launched in 1953, set itself apart with a simple design and a highly legible black dial with large hour markers and characteristic 3,6,9 numerals. It is a tool watch, created to tell time accurately, whatever the circumstances.
The information gained from the Everest expedition, as well as feedback provided by other climbers, led the brand to launch the Explorer watch. Later, the performance of the Explorer model was enhanced with a reinforced case and a more legible dial, catering to extreme conditions.
Over the years, many explorers, mountaineers and scientists became Rolex Testimonies and were breaking records and testing their endurance and courage in creative ways, often equipped with Explorer and Explorer II watches.
Long after the light dies, you can tell the time. The Explorer’s Chromalight hour markers and hands contain luminescent material that emits a lasting blue glow ensuring excellent legibility even in the dark.
The Oyster Perpetual Explorer in Oystersteel features a distinctive black dial with characteristic 3, 6, and 9 numerals in Chromalight.
Its highly legible hour markers, extremely resistant Oystersteel and waterproofness have made it a tool watch for exploration.
The modern 214270 Explorer, updated at Baselworld in 2016, is 39mm with an Oystersteel case and a black dial, the recognizable 3, 6, 9 markers (now with lume in them) and a refreshed handset that is both longer and a bit thicker. All of the lume is Rolex’s proprietary Chromalight and it glows blue when things get dark. The result of these updates make the so-called “MKII” 214270 Explorer (dubbed so due to the fact that Rolex updated the reference without changing its number) feel more balanced, a bit sportier, and overall more comfortable in its 39mm sizing.
Originally upsized to 39mm (from the 36mm 114270) in 2010, The 39mm is a truly excellent (and still reserved) size for a sport watch.
Even at its somewhat larger (but still not all that large) sizing, the Explorer is arguably Rolex’s last classic steel sport watch under 40mm. And despite it being one of the less expensive and certainly one of the most minimal offerings in the brand’s portfolio, the Explorer still has 100m water resistance with a Twinlock crown, excellent lume, and a case that looks especially svelte when viewed next to the much more burly cases of the modern Submariner, GMT-Master II, or its direct sibling, the 42mm 216570 Explorer II.
Many watch enthusiasts will feel that the 39mm Explorer and the current Daytona have the two best cases of any modern Rolex, with neither having been updated to the so-called “maxi” case shape common to other Rolex sport watches. Within that opinion, the Explorer has continued use of this thinner lug case.
Being a quintessential Rolex, while the Explorer may have a comparatively simple time-only movement, it’s built to last and to do so without skipping a beat regardless of where you take it. More specifically, the 214270 Explorer uses the brand’s caliber 3132, an automatically wound movement that ticks at 4Hz, with a Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers, and a power reserve of 48 hours. Accuracy is also assured, with the 3132 earning a COSC certificate long before it reaches your wrist.
Being a Rolex Superlative Chronometer, COSC is not enough. Once the caliber 3132 is cased in a final Explorer watch, the entire package must be internally certified to run within -2/+2 seconds per day (much more stringent than standard COSC). Along with the improved accuracy, Rolex Superlative Chronometers carry a five-year warranty and have a 10-year service interval.
On wrist, it feels like nothing more than you need. It’s not delicate, it feels current and thoughtful, and it is a great size for almost all wrist sizes (apart from maybe Popeye).
The dial is a rich black and the updated handset offers a proportionally appropriate fit for the larger case sizing. Legibility is excellent in any lighting, with plenty of lume on hand thanks to the updated lume-filled numerals.
For everyday wear (when not adventuring), the Explorer feels stylish, laid-back, and without the pretence or fuss of a dive watch or a chronograph. In your day-to-day, you don’t have to explain an Explorer. There is a confidence in the design, both in its legacy and in its execution, that is a strong amalgam for the entire Rolex philosophy. It’s the golden age of Rolex’s sport watch design distilled down to the point of being the foundation for so much of what they are known for, both aesthetically and as a brand. The Explorer doesn’t pose, presume, or peacock – it’s just an outstanding watch if you like the idea of a toolish Rolex but don’t want any added complication.
In so many ways the adage “less is more” has trouble integrating with our modern lives.
The current 214270 Explorer is the modern evolution of the purest Rolex design to have ever graced the top of our world. Compared to its fore-bearers, it is bigger, stronger, better made, and more luxurious. Rolex have made concerted efforts to protect its original appeal and the charm of its bloodline. The Explorer has undoubtedly earned its place on the ‘most iconic’ list and it exemplifies the core of competency, design, and watchmaking that has made Rolex into the brand it is today.
For lives that blur the line between peace and peril, if the goal is a very solid watch with minimal pretence and near endless versatility, the Rolex Explorer remains one of the finest and most straightforward sport watches ever created.
Relax and buy with confidence. We are a 5-star professional seller on Chrono24 and TRUSTPILOT.
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Marcelo – Prestige Watches UK
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