Just unveiled at watch expo Baselworld in Switzerland is this new 40th anniversary edition Rolex Explorer II, the coolest piece of wrist candy we’ve seen in quite a while.

The design brings back the brilliant orange 24-hour hand from the original 1971 model, also known as the “Steve McQueen” – yes, one more iconic item blessed by the King of Cool.

The design brings back the orange 24-hour hand from the original 1971 ‘Steve McQueen’ model

The enlarged stainless steel case houses the brand’s new caliber 3187 movement, entirely designed and manufactured by Rolex in-house.

Available in both white and black dial versions, it’s impossible to go wrong with either. So whichever one you choose to buy us for our birthday, rest assured the King would approve.

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