Why It’s Cool: I mean, it’s a cheap fake Rolex Explorer II. I recognize that I couldn’t be more biased in this, but I am a massive fan of the Explorer II. I like it for its oddball cave-exploring roots, its history at the top of the world’s tallest peaks, and its entirely focused feature set.
A child of the ’70s, the luxury fake Rolex Explorer II was originally designed to offer a glance-able indication of AM/PM for those unable to track the day via daylight (such as those deep in a cave), but later generations would establish the model as a GMT-equipped adventure watch.
Today, the UK 1:1 replica Rolex Explorer II is in its 5th generation. The ref. 226570 was released in April of 2021 as a facelift of the 216570 of 2011. Following the past several generations, the modern Rolex Explorer II fake for sale comes with either a white or a black dial and the current generation uses a large orange hand to indicate the second timezone, which is a nod to a similar hand design found on the original Explorer II, the reference 1655.
Over the years, this oddball of the Swiss movement fake Rolex professional lineup hasn’t evolved all that much, with the current model offering the same bright legibility and local jumping hour GMT complication for an easy, travel-ready tool watch. While the early Explorer II is known as “The Steve McQueen,” there is no tangible evidence that he ever wore one. That said, the top copy Rolex Explorer II does have a history on some very adventurous wrists, including Reinhold Messner, Ed Viesturs, and Jean-Francois Pernette. It may have been born in the caves, but the Explorer II is no stranger to high-altitude objectives.
Like with most sporty Rolex replica watches Paypal, the Explorer II is cool because it’s very well made, has a wonderful history of use in difficult environments, and its modern expression is nicely aligned with the same ethos that has informed its now 50+ year history.
Why It’s Expensive: Well, for one, it’s a 1:1 fake Rolex, and expensive is kind of what they do. Ignoring, for the moment, that very few folks have actual access to even spend the $9,500 of the asking price, the Explorer II is expensive due to the brand on the dial, the general build quality and refinement, and no small amount of the Veblen effect.
You do get some tangible benefits – like the in-house 3285 movement with a true GMT complication, a much higher-end bracelet (with Easylink extension), and elements like UK super clone Rolex’s Chronergy escapement, Parachrom hairspring, and COSC certification – but a good slice of the price is wrapped up in everything that comes with being a high quality fake Rolex, and history would suggest it’s not at all a terrible way to spend your money.