Off To New Heights: UK Top Rolex Explorer II Replica Watches Online

To mark the model’s 50th anniversary, Rolex has updated the best replica Rolex Explorer II watches with a new movement and subtle design modifications. We look at what the most recent version can offer collectors, explorers and adventurers.

Before last year’s Watches and Wonders in April, speculation about the anniversary Explorer already ranged far and wide. Would it be given a ceramic bezel? Would it get a green hand, or other elements in the color Rolex fake watches for sale has so often used for anniversary models? Would the case diameter be changed? Nothing of the sort. Changes to the new Explorer’s appearance are minimal. Even most watch enthusiasts can only identify the wider bracelet in a side-by-side comparison.

Was this disappointing? Actually not; design continuity is one factor that makes Rolex so successful and stable in value. While other brands replace their less popular models every two years with completely new versions, Rolex improves the technology of all of its cheap UK Rolex replica watches — even those that are less in demand. And until a few years ago, the Explorer II was one of the Rolex sport models that could even be bought from a jeweler at a discount. Those times have passed. The new, improved model has gained considerable popularity despite minimal changes to its look. And this is not only due to the new caliber, which has since become almost standard in the Rolex portfolio.

50 Years on an Expedition 

How did it all begin? In 1971, Rolex presented the Explorer II as an expedition watch. The 24-hour display was designed to be particularly helpful for cave explorers who would work in the dark for days on end or for those on polar expeditions during the Arctic summer when the sun never sets. The high quality Rolex Explorer II copy watches was the professional upgrade of the Explorer presented in 1953, which was without a date or a second time zone. This design icon continues to be produced today.

The perfect Rolex Explorer II replica watches has been on numerous Arctic and Antarctic expeditions and has been worn by explorers of volcanoes and caves. The first model had bar hands with a pointed tip, rectangular indexes and an orange 24-hour hand. The second model followed in 1985. The 24-hour hand was now slimmer and red instead of orange. Applied markers were round in the typical Rolex style, and the familiar Mercedes-shaped hour hand was added. A white-dial version was offered alongside the black-dial model. The new Caliber 3085, which was also introduced in the GMT-Master II that same year, permitted the independent setting of the hour hand to a second time zone. This made the fixed coupling of the 24-hour hand to the hour hand a thing of the past and increased its usefulness.

In 2011, to mark the 40-year anniversary, Rolex took the next evolutionary step and based the 24-hour-hand model on the original “orange hand” model, as it’s known among collectors. Rolex also increased the case diameter from 40 to 42 mm and also enlarged the hands and indexes.

New Details 

The most significant modification of the revised 2021 Explorer, our test Swiss movements fake Rolex watches, is its more harmonious proportions. The bracelet, which has now grown to a width of 22 mm, the narrower lugs and the wider clasp make for a better and more attractive fit with the 42-mm case.

The dial shows only minimal changes. The applied white-gold indexes now have a matte black PVD coating to match the matteblack lacquered white-gold hands. The large markers and hands enhance legibility. But the white dial of our test watch is a disadvantage in this regard. The version with a black dial is easier to read. And now, and for the first time, 2024 AAA Rolex super clone watches has given the flat crystal an anti-glare coating on the inner surface — a noticeable change, which has a positive effect. At night, the Chromalight luminous material increases legibility with its intense blue glow, which lasts until the early morning hours. The Cyclops date magnifying lens increases legibility only if you look directly at the watch from the front.

Overall, the design with the sloping steel bezel with a sunburst finish, the white dial, and the orange hands is a success. However, the combination of modern-looking elements with typical Rolex and historical Explorer II elements is not as seamless as other icons of the brand — the Submariner and the GMT-Master II, which have remained unchanged for decades. The white dial and the 42-mm size are atypical for China Rolex replica watches and are an interesting alternative to the majority of sport models with a black dial.

One tiny new detail can be found on the dial: a small Rolex crown at 6 o’clock. It indicates a new generation of movement, as on other Rolex models.

Movement Update 

The new time-zone Caliber 3285 has replaced the older 3187. With the exception of the Milgauss and the Air-King, a new generation of calibers powers all other Rolex models. The greatest advantage for the wearer is the extended power reserve, which now lasts three days instead of two, thanks to the higher efficiency of the Chronergy escapement. For this purpose, the geometry of the pallet fork and escape wheel was optimized. And with the LIGA process, in which these components are galvanic, 1:1 online Rolex fake watches was able to create a perforated and, therefore, lighter structure. Thanks to the nickel-phosphorous alloy used, the escapement does not react to magnetic fields. The new movement also has a ball bearing instead of a friction bearing.

When we opened our test watch, we noticed that replica Rolex watches for men has been further optimizing the movements without any fanfare. The rotor bearing now has 27 balls instead of just seven, which allows the rotor to run almost as quietly as a bushing-type rotor. This should please many Rolex fans.

The well-known advantages of Rolex movements have remained: the in-house Paraflex shock absorber, which is designed to return to its normal position better in the event of impacts, the extremely stable balance bridge instead of a balance cock that is only attached to one side, the free-sprung hairspring with Breguet overcoil made of a paramagnetic niobium-zirconium alloy and the free-sprung fine regulator with Microstella weights on the balance wheel. And the movement can be adjusted using a special tool, no disassembly required. Decorations include a sunburst finish, but no hand engraving is present.

As always at Rolex, the official chronometer certificate from the Swiss testing agency COSC confirms a high accuracy rate of the movement in different positions and at various temperatures. Rolex’s own in-house specifications demand even more precise regulation that ensures accuracy averaging between -2 and +2 seconds per day. On the timing machine, our test watch met these high expectations and showed an average deviation of only 0.3 seconds.

All six positions remained between -2 and +3 seconds; accordingly, the greatest deviation between the positions was 5 seconds. Amplitude differences were quite substantial, however, with a 50-degree drop between the vertical and horizontal positions.

In addition to accuracy, our test watch also meets Rolex expectations of quality. Finishing is virtually perfect — excellent polishing and satin finishes on the case, the bracelet with no play between the links, and a finely printed dial. Every component exudes high quality and can withstand careful scrutiny with a loupe.

The case has Rolex’s own screw-down Twinlock crown and is water resistant to 100 meters. This is sufficient. But we would have liked to see the more secure Triplock crown that offers a higher level of protection on this expedition-style Swiss made Rolex replica watches, as on the GMT-Master II.

Despite the crown guards, the crown is easy to unscrew. The first position, as you would expect, winds the mainspring. When you pull the crown out to the second position, you can adjust the hour hand in hourly increments, which is useful when you travel to another time zone. The 24-hour hand indicates home time. If the hour hand moves over the date line, the date will change accordingly. This works forward as well as backward and is almost as smooth as a proper quickdate adjustment mechanism. The minute hand can be advanced in the third position, along with the 24-hour and normal hour hand. The secure Oysterlock clasp is also easy to use. Lifting a safety bar over the spring-held lever opens the sturdy folding clasp. The practical Easylink extension of up to 5 mm can be unfolded from the clasp.

At $8,550, the Explorer II has a list price below the GMT-Master II in Oystersteel ($9,700) with its rotating 24-hour bezel. The price is appropriate, and while demand is greater than supply, it’s still not as extreme as the GMT-Master II. Frequent buyers may have a realistic chance of getting this luxury fake Rolex watches from a certified dealer in a shorter period of time, but count on waiting awhile.

Conclusion Evolution over revolution: Rolex avoids major design changes and, for this reason, once again, has built the best Explorer II of all time with its new movement and minor modifications like the more harmonious bracelet proportions.

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One important point to make is that all of these nicknames are just that—nicknames. With very few exceptions, each of these terms was invented by the collector community and never officially used or sanctioned by perfect Rolex replica watches itself. So, though an authorized dealer will no doubt understand you just fine if you inquire after a “Rolex Pepsi,” a Rolex employee would likely grit their teeth. Of course, these playful aliases are much more enjoyable to use than the practice of memorizing and slinging around reference numbers—the average person will have no idea what the heck you’re talking about if you begin waxing poetic about the beauty of the 126710BLRO. (And that’s probably as it should be…) 

So without further ado, here is a breakdown of the most commonly used Rolex nicknames.

Hulk

Green UK luxury fake Rolex Submariner watches, reference 116610LV, that features a green Cerachrom bezel, a green dial, and a Rolex “Super” case. 

John Player Special

High quality replica Rolex Daytona reference 6264 or 6241 watches in solid gold with a black exotic dial, and called thusly after John Player & Sons, a UK-based tobacco company and Formula 1 sponsor. The company’s cigarette boxes were black with gold lettering — hence the association. 

Kermit

A reference 16610LV Submariner Date, which was introduced in 2003 in time for the Sub’s 50th anniversary. This reference featured a first for cheap Rolex copy watches—a green bezel insert, executed here in aluminum, which lent it its Muppet-themed nickname.

Khanjar

The royal crest of Oman consists of a curved dagger—a khanjar—on a belt with two crossed swords. The late Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said al Said, had this crest placed on various Swiss movements Rolex replica watches that he subsequently gave out as gifts. So while the term “khanjar” refers not to a specific Rolex model but rather any with the khanjar crest on its dial, it represents an important corner of the vintage Rolex collector’s market.

Paul Newman

A “Paul Newman” is any hand-wound Daytona with what Rolex referred to as an “exotic” dial—a series of dials manufactured by Singer that featured blocky indices in the sub-registers as well as funky Arabic numerals and pops of color. They came to be known as AAA super clone Rolex “Paul Newman” watches because the famed actor wore at least two different Daytonas with these dials—most famously, his Ref. 6239, which hammered in 2017 at auction for close to $18,000,000. 

Pepsi

A Rolex GMT-Master or top Rolex GMT-Master II replica watches with a blue and red bezel, for obvious reasons. This could be any reference—from the 1950s-era 6542 to the modern 126710BLRO. (Even the meteorite-dialed 126719BLRO is technically fair game given its bezel colors, though maybe this one deserves its own nickname. The “Space Pepsi,” perhaps?) This color combo originally came about as a nod to PanAm’s logo, as the GMT-Master was created for personnel for that airline.

Polar

An Explorer II with a white dial, which could be a reference 16550, 16570, 216570, or 226570. 

President

Though the Rolex Day-Date fake watches for men has become known colloquially as the “President,” technically this is a name used by Rolex to denote that watch’s bracelet—a special bracelet made specifically (and only) for the Day-Date, and available at retail only in precious metals. 

Root Beer

A GMT-Master or GMT-Master II with either a half-brown, half-gold bezel insert—which are found on two-tone replica Rolex watches online with brown dials—or one with a fully brown insert and gold text. (More modern references with Cerachrom bezels in black and brown feature two-tone Rolesor cases or solid-gold Everose cases.) Why “root beer?” Picture the A&W root beer logo colors.

Smurf

A white gold Submariner with a blue bezel insert and either a blue (Ref. 116619LB) or a black (Ref. 126619LB) dial—the latter being the newer watch, and the one currently in the Rolex catalog.

Starbucks

In late 2020, Rolex introduced a new Swiss made fake Rolex Submariner watches with a Super case, a green Cerachrom bezel, and a black dial (Ref. 122610LV), making for a watch sort of halfway between a Kermit and a Hulk, but it’s visually closer to the Kermit. The difference is the new 41 mm case, thinner lugs, wider bracelet and the new caliber 3235 (or 3230 on the no-date version), offering higher energy efficiency. The collector community has subsequently named this reference the “Starbucks” given its black and green color combo — but maybe it would’ve been better to combine “Hulk” and “Kermit” into “Hermit?” (No? Bueller?)

Steve McQueen

The earliest Explorer II, the Ref. 1655, has come to be known rather curiously as the Steve McQueen — despite there being no evidence that the iconic American actor ever wore one. (His Rolex of choice was a Submariner.)

Stella (Dial)

A type of exotic dial found on vintage Rolex Day-Date replica watches shop from the 1970s. These dials were manufactured by a Swiss company—called Stella—and were actually referred to by Rolex as “lacquered Stella” dials. Made from colored enamel, they’re instantly recognizable and were supposedly mostly sold in the Middle Eastern market.

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Depending on the model you’re after and the dealer’s ability to get one from Rolex, you could be waiting several years before your new timepiece makes its way to your wrist. There is also no guarantee you will actually get the model you want, as Rolex is known to stop making particular models without giving any real warning. Here are some cheap Rolex replica watches.

Replica Rolex Explorer I ‘Two Tone’ Watches

Reference Number: 124273-0001
Case Size: 36mm
Material: Oystersteel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet: Oyster
Price: AU$15,700

One of high quality fake Rolex’s most underrated watches, 2021 saw the time-honoured Explorer I crafted from two-tone steel and yellow gold for the very first time. Generally speaking, two-tone watches are easier to get your hands on than pure stainless steel or pure gold watches, but this popular Explorer I might. bethe exception to that rule.

The 2021 update to the perfect UK Rolex copy watches brought the case size down to 36mm, which pays homage to the original model launched in 1953 following Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s groundbreaking Mount Everest ascent.

Fake Rolex Explorer II ‘Polar’ Watches

Reference Number: 226570-0001
Case Size: 42mm
Material: Oystersteel
Bracelet: Oyster
Price: AU$13,300

Often mistaken for a GMT-Master II, the best Rolex Explorer II replica watches looks nothing like the Explorer I. It’s a GMT watch like the GMT-Master II, but is slightly larger at 42mm and features a fixed stainless steel bezel as opposed to the ceramic-topped directional bezel of its more famous sibling.

It also features a stark white dial (hence ‘Polar’) although it’s also available with a black dial if the white look is too much for you.

Rolex Yacht-Master ‘Messi’ Replica Watches

Reference Number: 126655-0002
Case Size: 40mm
Material: Everose Gold
Bracelet: Oysterflex
Price: AU$39,450

At first glance, the Swiss movements fake Rolex Yacht-Master watches is very similar to the Submariner, and that’s because it is. The main difference is that it has a matte black Cerachrom bezel with raised numerals and graduations as opposed to the Submariner’s gloss bezel, and it’s slightly less water-resistant with only a 100m rating.

It’s also available in a wide variety of case sizes/materials/etc. and is one of the few models that can be optioned with online Rolex super clone watches’ supremely comfortable silicon ‘Oysterflex’ strap. World-famous Argentine football player Lionel Messi owns one of these in Everose, hence the nickname.

Rolex Yacht-Master II Fake Watches

Reference Number: 116680-0002
Case Size: 44mm
Material: Oystersteel
Bracelet: Oyster
Price: AU$26,300

The Rolex Yacht-Master II replica watches for men is perhaps Rolex’s most misunderstood watch. Not only is it one of the biggest Rolexes currently in production at a hefty 44mm, but it also features a rather unusual complication: a regatta timer.

A regatta timer is used to count down the amount of time remaining before yachts competing in a race are allowed to cross the start line – a highly specialised and complex complication. Few luxury replica Rolex Yacht-Master II watches owners use their watch for its intended purchase. But it’s pretty cool, right?