The Explorer is inspired by Rolex’s decades of experience in the Himalayas, and pays tribute to the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 by an expedition equipped with Rolex Oyster Perpetual chronometers. It was first launched that very year as the ultimate expedition and mountaineering watch.
The dial of the watch is in black color. The 3, 6 and 9 hour are in digits. The 12 hour is in Triangle shape. The 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 hour are in stick markers. Below 12 hour the symbol and logo is made there. Explorer is written above 6 hour. The needles are design beautifully to indicate time. The hour markers are in white color showing beautiful contrast of black and white cooler. The watch has smooth bezel in 904L steel is a robust yet elegant highlight that evokes the Explorer’s iconic heritage. The Oyster case protects the high-performance mechanical movement in a virtually indestructible vault. It features a screw-down case back and crown for guaranteed waterproofness to a depth of 100 meters (330 feet), while the glass is made of scratch proof sapphire. The blue Chroma light display with long-lasting luminescence ensures high legibility in tough conditions. The Explorer symbolizes the privileged relationship that has always bound Rolex and exploration. Since the late 1920s, Rolex has been using the world as a laboratory to prove its watches under real-life conditions. Rolex use 904L stainless steel for its watch case. 904L is mainly use in the high technology, aerospace and chemical industry. 904L steel is highly resistant and polish able. It maintains its beauty even in the every environment. The screw down winding crown is there with highly water resistant and with logo made over it.
The bracelet is made beautifully with robust and comfortable to wear. The oyster lock folding clasp lock is there which prevent accidental opening. The manufacturer allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance. The size of the watch is approximately 39 mm with 100mm water resistant (330 feet). The watch has swiss machine and has mechanical or self winding movement.