Rolex Explorer 40 Ref.224270 June 2024

Regular price £7,450.00

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The Watch
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The Rolex Explorer was launched in 1953, based around another iconic Rolex model, the ‘Bubbleback’.
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 The tough and robust reputation of these watches made them the perfect ‘tool’ to use when Rolex began developing the Explorer. Prototypes began field testing by mountaineers in 1952, where the watch would accompany the wearer to the limits of their own capabilities. Sherpa Tenzing Norgay wore one of these prototype’s when making the first successful ascent of Mount Everest on the 29th May 1953 proof, if needed, that this new addition to the Rolex family fulfilled its brief as a true explorer’s watch.
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Fast forward to 2023, with consumers tastes growing for bigger cased Watches, Rolex released the 40mm version of the Iconic Explorer, the 224270. Packed with upgrades, the larger 40mm Oyster case debuting Twinlock wind-down system for 100 meters of waterproofness, expanded 70-hour power reserve, and chronometer-certified Caliber 3230 movement, this 2023 release enhances a true industry icon.
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The Watch is accompanied by the complete full set having been purchased from AD in June 2024. The current waiting list for these Explorers stands at 18 months, with another price increase on the horizon. There is a 5 year Rolex Warranty.
View this Explorer in a video: here
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The Specs

Age:  2024.
Reference: 224270.
Serial Number: 7XXXXXX
Movement: Automatic with Hacking Seconds and 70 Hour Power Reserve.
Calibre: 3230.
Timekeeping: Keeping Chronometer Spec time.
Service History: New June 2024. 5 Year Warranty.
Dial: Rolex Blue Chromalight Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel
Case Size: 40mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: 100m.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Original Sapphire Crystal.
Crown: Original Twinlock Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: Original Oyster Bracelet. Sized to approx 7.1in with Spare Link in Bag.
Lug Width: 21mm


Getting Acquainted

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Bits that stand out:
- Made for Adventure.
-  New from AD June 2024.
-Worn a handful of times.
- Chromalight Dial.
-70 Hour Power Reserve.
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Nitty Gritty:
-Small marks to the clasp .

Overall the Explorer 40 is in excellent condition.
It has been worn a handful of times, the only sign of wear is a small mark to the clasp, otherwise it is in as new condition.
Covered by the remainder of Rolex 5 Year Warranty.
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Fantastic Rolex Investment.