When did the Explorer 2 come out?

When did the Explorer 2 come out?

Explorer 2

Spacecraft properties
Launch date 5 March 1958, 18:27:57 GMT
Rocket Juno I (RS-26)
Launch site Atlantic Missile Range, LC-26A
Contractor Army Ballistic Missile Agency

Is the Rolex Explorer II waterproof?

A paragon of robustness and reliability, the 42 mm Oyster case of the new-generation Explorer II is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel, a particularly corrosion-resistant alloy.

What was the Rolex Explorer 2 made for?

Step forward the Explorer II and its 24-hour hand and fixed bezel. Designed for speleologists and potholers, the watch afforded such explorers to keep a track of time and whether it was am or pm via the large luminous 24-hour hand.

Can you dive with a Rolex Explorer II?

The Explorer II is perfectly suited for recreational diving with its 100M WR rating. Just make sure its pressure tested before you take the plunge into the deep blue. The Oyster line of Rolex watches are made to some pretty high standards for WR, etc.

Is Explorer 2 a dive watch?

While the Submariner and Sea-Dweller are diving watches, the Rolex Explorer II was originally built in 1971 for speleologists or cave explorers who required a sturdy, functional and highly legible watch while working in almost total darkness. …

Who wore Rolex Explorer?

Ian Fleming wore one and Bond wears one in the books, where it’s affectionately referred to as the ‘Oyster Perpetual’ even though it matches the Explorer’s description. Other famous Explorer wearers include Steve McQueen, Bryan Ferry, and Don Draper of ‘Mad Men’.

What is the history of the Rolex Explorer II?

That’s right, spelunkers — adventurers who explore caves. Let’s delve into the history of the Rolex Explorer II and investigate its evolution through a handful of models. In 1971, Rolex unveiled the Explorer II as the larger sibling to the original Explorer I wristwatch.

What is the Rolex Explorer II ref number 216570?

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the model, Rolex presented the Explorer II ref. 216570. Although it’s a completely revamped and modern model, it also pays a fitting tribute to the inaugural Explorer II ref. 1655.

What is the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II?

Rolex presents its new‑generation Oyster Perpetual Explorer II. This technical watch, in Oystersteel, was created for the boldest explorers and now features a redesigned case and bracelet. This update brings enhanced visual balance and harmony to the timepiece while remaining true to its aesthetic heritage.

Does the Rolex Explorer II have a rotating bezel?

That differentiated the Explorer II from other Rolex sports models of the time like the Submariner and GMT Master (both of those models had rotating bezels with aluminum inserts). There was also no bezel insert on the Explorer II.