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New 2021 Rolex Two-Tone Explorer I 36mm Reference 124273

  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 7, 2021

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    • Bold, revolutionary, unique…

      Well no but they put a new hat on Malibu Stacy and its now two tone, and 36mm.

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      MODEL CASE
      Oyster, 36 mm, Oystersteel and yellow gold
      OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
      Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
      DIAMETER
      36 mm
      MATERIAL
      Yellow Rolesor - combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold
      BEZEL
      Smooth
      WINDING CROWN
      Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
      CRYSTAL
      Scratch-resistant sapphire
      WATER RESISTANCE
      Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
    • MOVEMENT
      MOVEMENT
      Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
      CALIBRE
      3230, Manufacture Rolex
      PRECISION
      -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
      FUNCTIONS
      Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
      OSCILLATOR
      Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
      WINDING
      Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
      POWER RESERVE
      Approximately 70 hours
    • BRACELET
      BRACELET
      Oyster, flat three-piece links
      BRACELET MATERIAL
      Yellow Rolesor - combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold
      CLASP
      Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
     
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  2. guaranteed.rohu Apr 7, 2021

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    I prefer the look of the Tudor bb36 tbh, really average and uninspired releases.

    The all stainless steel is better, for me!
     
  3. djmusicman Apr 7, 2021

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    I just checked the comments on instagram "no" "nope" "disappointing" and lots of ::puke::emojis
     
  4. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Apr 7, 2021

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    They should stop the 2tone. I thought they would have learnt with the SD43...
     
  5. sonicosa Apr 7, 2021

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    Love a good Malibu Stacy reference.
     
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  6. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 7, 2021

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    It does sum it up fairly well…

     
  7. Rado63 Apr 7, 2021

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    Rolex seems to be expanding the no gender category watches. Lots of ladies wearing the Daytona, Milgaus and now maybe the new TT 36mm Explorer.
     
  8. MikeMan2727 Apr 7, 2021

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    Good move by Rolex.

    They can charge more for the two tone precious metal contents and then force everyone on the "waiting lists" to buy them while they wait for a chance to buy the brand new and improved SS Explorer II.
     
  9. cvalue13 Apr 7, 2021

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    People should not underestimate the surprisingly wild popularity of two-tone models, especially in certain non-western markets

    For example, while hard to prove definitively it is pretty widely acknowledged that Rolex’s most sold category are the two tone DJs ...
     
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  10. sonicosa Apr 7, 2021

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    Smithers is at the AD buying one of these as we speak.
     
  11. marcn Enough space to say witty Apr 7, 2021

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    Specifically about the two tone -- I think this is Rolex showing they pay attention to more than just us nerds. I am not in this watch's demographic, but that's true for most of their catalog.

    About going to 36mm -- {chin stroke} Interesting move! As a guy with a 6.5" wrist, I can wear this size no problem. I will not be letting go of my 39mm Explorer 1, but if I had to replace that watch, the SS 36mm Explorer 1 would be totally acceptable.
     
  12. blueteg Apr 7, 2021

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    This is material/color combo for the Explorer is hard to get excited about...:unsure:
     
  13. connieseamaster Apr 7, 2021

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    I think you might be on to something here. The 25mm YG Diamondmaster or whatever the hell it is definitely points to them doing some extra market research.
     
  14. Dan S Apr 7, 2021

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    I have a history of bad decisions with Explorer I watches, but I'm not going to compound it by buying this one. :D
     
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  15. EauTerre Apr 7, 2021

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    It just really screams low-class nouveau riche Rolex. Maybe in the metal and perhaps with a difference bracelet it could look acceptable, but on these pictures it's just very cringy.
     
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  16. AngelDeVille Apr 7, 2021

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    I love two tone, maybe not on this model, but who knows.

    I’d be in for the steel for sure IF they are actually available.

    if they do the waitlist crap, I’ll get a railmaster.
     
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  17. 340pd Apr 7, 2021

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    +1
     
  18. gnuyork Apr 8, 2021

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    An abomination.
     
  19. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Apr 8, 2021

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    Screams "I can't afford to buy a full gold old man's watch, so I'll just go half way." ;)
     
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  20. cristos71 Apr 8, 2021

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    You are always so very ageist against us gold watch lovers....almost reminds me of @ulackfocus and his Speedie thing ;) ::stirthepot::
     
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