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Rolex Explorer - Reference 214270 - Box and Papers - A Now Discontinued 39mm Watch

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A 39mm  Rolex Explorer I, Ref. 214270, Sold New in 2013, the watch comes with boxes, paperwork, both swing-tags, and a bezel protector (Collectors Set). Sometimes nicknamed the 'Stubby'

With its highly legible black dial, tough, durable, and corrosion-resistant, Oyster case in steel with the solid link Oyster bracelet and waterproof capacities, the Rolex Explorer I is a reliable, high-performance timepiece -  even in the toughest of conditions hence the 'Explorer' name.

This pre-owned Rolex Perpetual Explorer (Model Reference Number 214270, from 2013) is a self-winding automatic wristwatch with a 39mm stainless steel case boasting a handsome black dial with signature Rolex Mercedes (professional) hands. 

The watch is powered by the robust Rolex 3132 self-winding movement, offering a 48-hour power reserve and COSC-Chronometer Certification. This watch has applied white gold indices which are generously lumed with Rolex’s blue Chromalight lume. The baton-shaped indices are also complemented by the famous Explorer, Arabic, '3, 6, and 9' at the quarter hours, which are all in applied white gold, and in this 'Mark I' dial variant, of the dial, there is no lume in the numbers! The bezel is polished, as are the sides of the case and the links. 

What’s on offer:

As photos should show, this watch is in excellent condition. There is no evidence of it having been worn on the case body itself, and it has been well cared for. The chronometer, caliber 3132 is a real workhorse and features Rolex’s Parachron Hairspring (less susceptible to magnetic fields) and Paraflex Shock Absorbers (more resistant to shocks).

This reference is easily distinguished from its predecessor thanks to the use of a shorter handset (the minute hand does not make it to the minute track) and metallic, non-luminous markers for 3, 6, and 9.  With production spanning only five or so years, this is a notable reference that is now very collectible and has been discontinued. 

It is sold with its original box, booklets, card, service and instruction booklets, etc. It will also be supplied with a handmade leather presentation pouch from us, along with a 12-month Vintage Watch Specialist guarantee.

Additional information

Made from

Case: Steel

Crown: Screw-down crown

Dial: Black

Crystal: Sapphire Crystal

Bracelet: Steel Oyster link

Technical specifications

Winding: Self-winding

Movement Type: Mechanical Automatic

Caliber: 3132

Jewels: 31

Waterproof: 100 m

Power reserve: Approximately 48 hours

Purchase details

Condition: Stunning condition, almost like new. 9.5/10

Model Reference: 214270

Date of issue: 2013

Guarantee: 12-month by Vintage Watch Specialist.  


Width: 39mm

Lug width: 20mm

Lug height (lug to lug): 47mm

Wrist size: Adjustable