The new Rolex Explorer in steel with an entirely luminescent display for enhanced legibility. The model’s characteristic 6 and 9 numerals are now filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting blue glow, like its hour markers and hands.
This is a 1964 Rolex Explorer advertisement. It shows how watch companies take the idea of exploration, such as the issues of keeping time consistently in adverse conditions. Here the Rolex is capable of surviving the climb to the top of the Matterhorn.
The Rolex Explorer draws on decades of experience on icy mountainsides. Mountaineers and adventurers had a direct impact on the development of Rolex Oyster watches in the quest for ever greater precision, robustness and reliability. S✧s ReMix
The Rolex Explorer received special attention in 2010 when the latest version of this classic made its much anticipated appearance. While the characteristic sober and elegant lines of the Explorer have been preserved, most of the enhancements are to be fo