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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 226570
    Case No: 7628***
    Model Name: Explorer II
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Automatic calibre 3285.
    Bracelet/Strap: Oyster, flat three-piece links in Stainless Steel
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link in stainless steel
    Accessories: Accompanied by International Guarantee, Inner and Outer Box, booklets, swing tags and spare links.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 226570
Freshly launched to commemorate five decades and featuring a host of upgrades including increased power reserve to 70 hour the reference 226570 is the very definition of a Rolex Tool Watch. The current example is found in excellent condition and accompanied by full accessories including the balance of the manufacturer's warranty.