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  • Reference

    224270
  • Model Case

    Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel
  • Bezel

    Smooth
  • Water-Resistance

    Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
  • Movement

    Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
  • Calibre

    3230, Manufacture Rolex
  • Power Reserve

    Approximately 70 hours
  • Bracelet

    Oyster, three-piece solid links
  • Dial

    Black
  • Certification

    Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
  • Oyster Architecture

    Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
  • Diameter

    40 mm
  • Material

    Oystersteel
  • Bracelet Material

    Oystersteel
  • Winding

    Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
  • Winding Crown

    Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
  • Crystal

    Scratch-resistant sapphire
  • Precision

    -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
  • Details

    Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence
  • Clasp

    Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
  • Oscillator

    Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
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Black dial

The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. The Explorer model’s characteristic 3, 6 and 9 numerals are filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting blue glow, like the hour markers and hands. Like all Rolex timepieces, the Explorer 40's dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.

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Smooth Bezel

The Oyster Perpetual Explorer 40 imparts a fresh elan to the sober, clean lines that have long established it as an icon. The smooth bezel in Oystersteel is robust yet elegant, and in perfect harmony with the Explorer’s iconic heritage.

Oystersteel

Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, alloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

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MODEL AVAILABILITY

All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity. Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Retailers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers. Global Watch is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

The Explorer range is expanded with the arrival of a new 40 mm model. Offering enhanced legibility, this timepiece carries all the qualities that have made the Explorer – one of the brand’s first tool-watches – a reference throughout the decades. Simple, robust and corrosion resistant, the new Explorer 40 is crafted from Oystersteel, an alloy specific to Rolex. The satin finishes on the middle case, bracelet and clasp, and the light reflections from the pol-ished flanks of the case are an invitation to look afresh at this iconic watch with its understated harmony.

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