ROLEX EXPLORER 214270 39MM: Our 5 Minute Review

January 13, 2021 3 min read

ROLEX EXPLORER 214270 39MM: Our 5 Minute Review - Swiss Watch Trader


Sit back and read our 5 minute review of the Rolex Explorer 214270. It wasn't until Baselworld 2010 that Rolex released the Rolex Explorer 214270 with in-house calibre 3132 automatic movement. The case also grew to 39mm but the general design remain true to the original with the traditional 3-6-9 dial and oyster bracelet. The Rolex Explorer 214270 also features an engraved inner rehaut.




Rolex Explorer 214270 

In 1953, Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summited Mount Everest wearing modified Oyster Perpetuals. Neither were actually wearing an Explorer but Rolex were quick to take advantage of this amazing feat of human endurance and launched the 6289. The reference 6530 was the first model to have Explorer on the dial. In 1959 Rolex released the 6610 which had all the classic hallmarks of the Explorer: stainless steel oyster case measuring 36mm, black dial, 3-6-9 numerals, inverted triangle at the 12 and Mercedes-style hands. The model evolved into the 1016 in 1963 which initially had the calibre 1570 movement - later version had the 1570. In 2010, Rolex released the Rolex Explorer 214270. The most noticeable design change was that the case grew to 39mm. The 214270 also received the updated calibre 3132 automatic movement. Early examples of the Rolex Explorer 214270 were fitted with the hands from the previous generation 36mm Explorer 114270. This led to complaints that the hands were too short and Rolex subsequently fitted longer hands on the update Explorer 214270 in 2016. All Rolex Explorer 214270 watches were fitted with Oyster bracelets.


Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Explorer
Model Number: 214270
Fixed, Polished
Case Size: 39mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3132
Depth Rating: 100m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal



Rolex Explorer 214270

The Rolex Explorer 214270 is powered by the caliber 3133, an automatic movement with 31 jewels. The calibre 3132 is essentially the same movement as the calibre 3135 that powers the Rolex Submariner 116610 but without a date. The rotor that powers this movement is bidirectional and when fully wound the movement will have a power reserve of 48 hours. It displays seconds, hours and minutes. The calibre 3132 movement can also be found in the Rolex Submariner 114060.



Rolex Submariner 214270

Our collection of Rolex watches include the Rolex Explorer 214270. At Swiss Watch Trader we specialise in selling only the very best examples of the classic Rolex Explorer 214270 and unless there is a valid reason, ALL our Rolex Explorer watches will include their original boxes and papers. When buying any Rolex Explorer 214270 you need to ensure you are getting the very best example with as much of the original paraphernalia as possible. You should always look for a Rolex Explorer that is complete with its original inner and outer boxes, warranty certificate or card, manuals, hang tags and if possible original sales receipt. For more information on how to buy a Rolex Sea Explorer 214270 from Swiss Watch Trader and the the services we offer including buying a Rolex Explorer 214270 on finance, head over to the information section.

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