First look at the 2021 Rolex Explorer II 226570

First impressions of the slightly updated Explorer II

Following the release of the 2021 new Rolex watches yesterday, we had the opportunity to have the first (and fast) hands-on operation with most of these newly launched models. In addition to the cool (at least for us) 36mm Explorer in Oystersteel or gold steel and the quite eye-catching Daytona meteorite version, the Crown also showcased an update to its most durable explorer watch. Now that we have this 2021 Rolex Explorer II 226570 on our wrist, we can give you the first impression.

Regarding the previous version of this watch, please refer to it. 216570, this is a quick reminder. This version was produced from 2011 to 2021 and was launched for the 40th anniversary of this model. It pays tribute to the earliest generation with an oversized orange 24-hour hand. The case becomes larger, reaching 42 mm, and the radially drawn bezel remains fixed, but the markings are more eye-catching. Mechanically, this 216570 is equipped with a 3187 movement, which has an independent dual time function. With the evolution of the case, the dial became a “Maxi” with large luminous markers and hands. The white model retains the smooth black outline markings, while the black model retains the polished platinum markings. Like all predecessors, it is waterproof to 100 meters.

You can see the comparison between the discontinued 216570 and the newly launched 226570. Although not shown at the exact same angle, these two images can compare the changes on Explorer II-and our hands-on meeting allowed us to confirm what we explained in the introduction article. First, let’s get to the topic. From 216570 to 226570, we are talking about minimal updates, most of the elements are the same… or at least very close in shape, size, or execution. Rolex plays its role safely here.

First, it is important that the brand retains the classic-somehow symbolic-stainless steel bezel found on this model from 1971 to the present. There is no ceramic here-the comments we saw when we posted the imagined version with a black bezel on Instagram, it might be better…so we still find the radial brushed bezel, engraved with a 24-hour scale and filled with black . At first glance, the font and size of the numbers/triangles are the same. Therefore, please rest assured that the most unique elements of the Rolex Explorer II are still there.

As for the case, the difference is subtle, but there are. First of all, the oversized 42mm case is retained, the watch is still completely brushed on the flat surface, and the strap is polished-a classic Rolex. The case is made of Oystersteel and still has a crown guard, but they look slightly redesigned-more angled than before. We also saw something in the 2020 version of Submariner. The back cover is also a typical Rolex, screwed and without inscriptions, and the crown is a classic Twinlock. Both ensure 100m waterproof performance. Finally, if the sapphire crystal still bears the brand’s iconic Cyclops, its inner surface is now completely coated with anti-reflective coating.

And the case of this Rolex Explorer II 226570 has more (discreetly) updates. If you remember the new Submariner series launched in September 2020, Rolex has played a better visual balance in the proportions of the case, mainly by expanding the bracelet, resulting in thinner lugs. 2021 Explorer II also uses the same formula, the bracelet is about 1 mm larger than before, and the inner surface of the lugs has also been shaved. The external shape of the lugs remains almost unchanged, so the new visual balance is mainly due to the width of the strap. Of course, we are talking about minor changes, and only a trained eye can discover the new version.

For the rest, the bracelet is still equipped with Oysterlock folding safety clasp and Easylink comfortable extension link (extended by about 5 mm). The overall feel quality is typical of Rolex, and the watch is perfectly adjusted and executed. The jump from one generation to the next is almost imperceptible, even if the brushed finish feels slightly better than before-again, this is the smallest.

On the wrist, the Rolex Explorer II 226570 still feels like the rugged large sports watch we know in the past. The 42mm diameter solid steel case/bracelet combination constitutes a large and heavy watch, but there is nothing new here. This was already the case in the previous generation. The new ratio of bracelet and lugs brings a better visual balance on the wrist, perhaps more comfortable.

As for the dial, in addition to the new Swiss made inscription with the Rolex crown, the update is mainly the white version. The black version retains the platinum-coated hour markers, but now has new hands, fully polished, replacing the partially blackened “floating” hands. On the other hand, the white dial has changed on a larger scale. On the previous model 216570, the pointers and markers are coated with a black coating and the surface is shiny. On the new Explorer II 226570 “polar”, they are made of platinum and later coated with a matte PVD treatment. The idea is to bring better contrast and avoid reflections.

Rolex also mentioned that the time scales and hands now benefit from an optimized Chromalight display. During the day, these display elements also have a brighter white hue, and the intensity of the blue light emitted by the hour markers and hands now lasts longer. Finally, the unique oversized orange 24-hour hand still exists, which can be used as a day and night indicator or as an independent dual time display.

The most noticeable update of this 2021 Rolex Explorer II 226570 is its movement, because this new reference uses the same engine as the current GMT-Master II series. It is now equipped with Calibre 3285, which is part of a new-generation movement produced by Rolex and is available in almost all models recently launched. This modern engine uses an optimized Chronergy escapement and blue Parachrome hairspring. It beats at a frequency of 4 Hz and stores a power reserve of up to 70 hours. Of course, the movement is the most advanced observatory, with an accuracy of -2/+2 seconds/day.

As mentioned earlier, it is a dual-time movement, and the hands corresponding to the local time can be adjusted independently in one-hour increments-the main difference with the Greenwich II is that the bezel is fixed, which means Explorer II can only display 2 time zones instead of 3 time zones like GMT watches.

In short, the update is minimal, and changes, at least in habillage watches, only involve some details. Respect the overall feel of the older generation of watches, only the movement is the real update. As for the exact measurement, we need to look at it again, because we only have a few minutes to see the watch.

Technical specifications-Rolex EXPLORER II 226570
Case: 42 mm in diameter-Oystersteel case, brushed and polished-Brushed stainless steel bezel, engraved with black filled 24-hour scale-Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating-Screw-in double lock crown-Swivel Drop-in bottom cover-100 meters water resistance
Dial: Black or white lacquered dial-applied platinum matt black PVD ​​coating (white version) or white gold polished (black version) hour markers and hands-Chromalight on the hands and hour markers
Movement: Homemade 3285 calibre-top observatory-automatic winding-31 rubies-28,800 times/hour-blue Parachrom hairspring and Chronergy escapement-70 hours power reserve-horizontal balance bridge-hours, minutes, Seconds, date and independent second time zone
Bracelet: Oyster-style brushed Oystersteel bracelet-Oyster-style folding safety clasp-Easylink comfortable extension link (approximately 5 mm)
Reference: M226570-0001 white
M226570-0002 black

Richard Mille’s history

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2001: Richard Mille fake launched his first timepiece, creating a new trend in watchmaking. At the beginning of his business, a bold vision was to apply the technologies and materials used in the most innovative fields to watches, such as F1 racing cars or airplanes.

From the very beginning, Richard Mille watches were born out of experimental research on high-tech materials, and their unique design reinforces the concept of performance. In fact, the brand’s first slogan is: “Racing machine on the wrist”.

But at the same time, Richard Mille showed great respect for the Swiss haute watchmaking tradition, creating an extremely complex mechanical movement, which was assembled and completed by hand.

Richard was born in Draguignan, France in 1951. He started his watchmaking career in 1974 and held management positions in several watch brands. Then in the early 1990s he became a member of the Mauboussin watch division of the famous French jewelry company. Managing Director (and shareholder).

It was during these years that Richard Mille met Giulio Papi, one of the most talented watchmakers of our time, the R&D director of Audemars Piguet Renaud et Papi (APR&P), and the high-end watchmaking department of Audemars Piguet.

In 1999, best Richard Mille decided to create his personal luxury watch brand, aiming to break the traditional codes associated with high-end watches, usually associated with baroque style and precious materials such as gold and platinum.

His extensive experience in the industry and numerous contacts have helped him establish active partnerships with some of the best movement and component manufacturers in Switzerland.

The main legal entity of the brand-Horometrie SA-was established in 2001 by Richard Mille and Dominique Guenat and is headquartered in Les Breuleux, a small village 1,038 meters (3,406 feet) above sea level in northwestern Switzerland, in the Jura Canton, a short distance from the famous watchmaking center La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle are not far away.

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Audemars Piguet also joined the project as a minority shareholder. From the beginning, Audemars Piguet Renaud et Papi was the technical partner in the development of the most complex movements in the Richard Mille series, including tourbillons and dual-second chronographs.

The first timepiece is not simple. In fact, Richard Mille RM 001 is a tourbillon model, one of the most prestigious masterpieces of timepieces.

RM 001 is followed closely by RM 002, which is an evolution of its predecessor, with the addition of a torque indicator, and RM 003 also has a second time zone.

In 2003, the RM 004 split-second chronograph was a natural development of a brand with sports genes, and was the first in a series of high-performance chronographs.

RM 006 is the first timepiece with a carbon fiber soleplate. Carbon fiber has completely changed the aviation and automotive worlds because of its qualities: it is strong, rigid, lightweight, and has strong resistance to shrinkage and expansion when exposed to temperature changes. Its dark appearance was a big advantage for Richard Mille, and he wanted a black base plate for this model. On the other hand, manufacturing such a bottom plate is extremely challenging and costly because it is extremely difficult to cut and drill with the precision required for watchmaking.

A number of models were launched in 2004, including the extraordinary RM 008, which combined all the features of the RM004 chronograph and added a tourbillon, which is the brand’s first combination. This model also has torque and power reserve indicators.

The following year, Richard Mille launched the brand’s first ladies’ watches, RM 007 and RM 009, which are experimental models of ALUSIC, a material often used to build satellites and space stations.

In 2006, the tourbillon RM 012 with tubular structure, minimal structure and extreme manufacturing complexity was introduced. This watch is limited to 30 pieces of platinum. Its clear goal is to completely change the traditional concept of the plate. The plate is equipped with wheels and replaced with a tube to create a 3D building as a whole, reliable and efficient, but very light and airborne.

RM 012 won the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” award at the 2007 Geneva Watch Grand Prix-the equivalent of the Oscar in watchmaking. With the RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph, Richard Mille created a chronograph that has been the company’s most successful chronograph over the years and will compete with other sports celebrities such as Roberto Mancini and Jean Todt. Cooperate to develop a variety of styles.

In the same year, a brand-new case shape was unveiled with the super flat and rectangular RM 016. There are a variety of materials to choose from, including a titanium version with Titalyt, which uses an electric plasma treatment to increase crystalline oxides. Ceramic coating for metal hardness.

With the RM 020 tourbillon, Richard Mille reinterpreted the classic pocket watch and expressed his love for watchmaking tradition. In 2009, Richard Mille launched the ladies tourbillon RM 019, responding to women’s growing interest in complex timepieces. Over the years, the brand has developed a rich collection of ladies’ watches, which currently account for approximately 25% of the brand’s total sales.

The first round timepiece produced by the brand was the RM 025 tourbillon chronograph “Diver’s Watch”. This watch uses a titanium and rose gold triple case and is water-resistant to 300 meters/1000 feet, a depth that can only be achieved by a round shape.

Richard Mille launches several new products every year, constantly showing extraordinary creative vitality. From a technical and marketing point of view, an important milestone was the release of the RM 027 tourbillon in 2010, which is the world’s lightest mechanical watch, measuring only 19 grams, including the strap. This super expensive watch was created exclusively for Rafael Nadal and was once worn by this famous tennis player.

The lightness of the watch is not only for comfort reasons, but also because lighter watches are more resistant to shocks. RM 027 evolved from RM 27-01 in 2013. This model is inspired by suspended civil engineering infrastructure, in which the movement bottom plate is connected to an anthracite carbon fiber case through four braided steel cables with a diameter of only 0.35 mm .

Partnerships have always been a key aspect of Richard Mille’s entry into the market and often lead to the development of surprising works. More than a simple recommendation, Richard Mille’s partners actually participate in the development phase by testing and challenging the reliability of the watch.

Among them, it is of course worth mentioning that the RM 053 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough launched in 2013. This watch is specially designed for the world’s number one polo player. It is characterized by an unconventional case made of micro-sandblasted titanium and titanium carbide. The new case design is inspired by the shape of the wine barrel. To withstand the extreme shocks that may occur in a polo match.

Later that same year, the first Richard Mille aviation watch came out. The RM 039 tourbillon flyback chronograph provides the pilot with the possibility to continuously time different durations and a second time zone dial in multiple directions.

RM 056 was launched in 2012 and caused a sensation due to its completely transparent pure sapphire case. Considering that the process required to process sapphire into complex shapes such as tonneau-shaped cases is extremely difficult, this is an extraordinary achievement.

Through this model, Richard Mille clearly proved that the product can always be perfect. In fact, when Richard Mille improved the RM 56-01 for the first time, he raised the bar by adding a sapphire base plate, a splint and a third round.

The RM 56-02 sapphire watch created for the 2014 Watch and Miracle Exhibition went a step further, incorporating the cable-suspended movement originally developed for the RM 27-01 Rafael Nadal, creating an amazing transparency, lightness and complexity. combination.

The second factory, the ultra-modern ProArt SA, opened in April 2013 and is dedicated to the production of Richard Mille watch cases and other components, including base plates, buttons, splints and bracelet parts made of precious metals, titanium and composite materials . The building is constructed with environmentally friendly materials and is the first building in Jura that utilizes geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Over the next few years, Richard Mille continued to push the boundaries of innovation, introducing unconventional and often unprecedented materials and new production methods. You can learn more about this through the link at the end of the article.

An example of the constant pursuit of new challenges is the tourbillon RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal launched at the 2015 French Open. This watch uses the first hollow one-piece bottom plate, where the case and bottom plate have been fused into a whole, without the need to connect the two components together: this solution requires a wealth of knowledge and experience in micromachining new materials. Inspired by the racing chassis, this structure significantly improves rigidity and impact resistance.

The RM 67-01 exhibited at the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon in 2016 became the most fashionable model of all tonneau-shaped Richard Mille timepieces.

The latest outstanding achievement is the RM 50-03 McLaren F1 launched in early 2017. This is a masterpiece produced in collaboration with the famous McLaren Formula One car manufacturer, which created the lightest mechanical chronograph ever. Extraordinary record. The RM 50-03 combines a tourbillon with a two-second chronograph and weighs less than 40 grams, including the strap.

Since its establishment in 2001, in a relatively short period of time, Richard Mille has been able to create a timepiece that becomes the ultimate symbol of wealth and success without the need to shine or rely on the intrinsic value of precious metals or gems.

Based on three key elements-the best technological innovation, the best art and architecture, the best haute watchmaking tradition and culture-Richard Mille’s success is also attributed to the ability to continuously surprise the market, so we absolutely I can’t wait to see what happens next. replica watches usa

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Also, which watch is inseparable from the car? Also, the speed and passion of racing sports have been enthusiastic about the global public. From the Monaco Grand Prix of the three-crowns, the Monaco Grand Prix worth the Value Value Value Value Value, each event creates an unprecedented visual feast with a harsh racing runway and the blood boiling speed motor. At the same time, as the official timeliness partners of such fierce events – Tag Heuer Monaco, also known as global, highly known. In 1969, Haoya launched a new Monaco watch and was named in a fiercely nervous F1 Monaco Grand Prix. Bold square construction, the style design and precision Calibre11 automatic timing of the Calibre11 automatic timing of the Calibre11 is destined to have a deep origin with the racing movement.

This year, Tag Heuer brought two new Monaco series of watches. Among them, the limited edition TAG Heuer Monaco series green dial timetable is the brand to celebrate the Monaco Augustine Car Grand Prix, and the other, that is, the special edition of the Titana Monaco, the Titani Monaco, which is just released. The eye-catching titanium metal combines the design of the Monaco rugged road to present a new limited time for strength players.

Tag Heuer Monaco series of titanium special edition, with a special titanium metal material exhibits an extremely convenient chronograph watch.

The new titanium sheet shell is treated by the process, which presents an extraordinary dumb, low-key grinding material brings the unique experience of the wearer, anti-scratch, very resistant, and can make people think of frosted steel The original Monaco watch, pay tribute to the classic.

In order to tribute to the original Monaco, the brand will move the new crown to the left. At that time, the design of this design lies in the Calibre11 automatic timing of the Calibre11 to the public.

The new Tag Heuer Monaco series titanium special edition is equipped with a delicate silver dial, which is interleaved with a titanium sheet. In the past, the Monaco series is rarely seen in the light-colored tray because its avant-garde fashion is designed. And its superior readability, with small dials, timeons, and pointers form a distinctive visual contrast.

Although the light-colored design is used, the black small dial on the disk, the bright red scale of the central pointer and 12 o’clock position is still from the classic design elements on the racing field, which can let people go to the speed of running. The time standard and small dials are covered with Super-Luminova® fluorescent coatings to ensure that they can be accurately read in any limits.

Its strap design also draws inspiration from racing sports, and the fierce black crocodile leather strap is like rubber, which can make people think of the tire trench of the car. buy fake watches

The bottom of the watch is made of back through which the movement of the movement can be clearly observed through the sapphire glass bottom cover. The Calibre11 timing movement is equipped inside the watch, pays tribute to the first automatic timing of 1969. This movement adopts Tergaiya modern pioneer skills, equipped with hollow, and meticulous Geneva, very beautiful. Its vibration frequency is 28,800 times / h. (4 Hz), which is more than 40 hours.

Nowadays, in the international measuring, the Monaco watch has been closely integrated with the car, and when the racing is mentioned, everyone thinks is Monaco. If you are more interested in the car, then you may want to play the Monaco county watch, and your handsome and hard appearance is very suitable for such limit sports. Interested friends may wish to pay more attention.