54 Explorer Exemplified
Steeled For The Extreme
Rolex presents updates to the iconic Oyster Perpetual Explorer and Explorer II, watches that take us from the highest mountain peaks to the most isolated polar regions.
Born at the top of the world and developed in collaboration with legendary mountaineers, the Explorer has constantly evolved to meet explorers’ needs, each time becoming more robust and easier to read. It has adapted to the most extreme environments, where time management is often key to survival.
Oyster Perpetual Explorer
The new generation Explorer is featured in a yellow Rolesor version. The bezel, winding crown and centre links of the bracelet are in 18 ct yellow gold, while the case and outer links of the bracelet are in Oystersteel; a flawless blend of strength and elegance in a signature Rolex style. At 36 mm, it returns to the size of the original model launched in 1953 following the first ascent to the summit of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The black dial, now lacquered, bears the index hour markers and emblematic 3, 6 and 9 numerals - cornerstones of the model’s personality. The Chromalight display is particularly impressive. In dark conditions, the intensity of the blue glow emitted by the hour markers and hands now lasts longer. In daylight, these display elements also have a brighter white hue. The newgeneration Explorer is equipped with calibre 3230, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
Oyster Perpetual Explorer II
This year’s Oyster Perpetual Explorer II is clad in Oystersteel - corrosion-resistant and designed for the most challenging conditions. This technical watch now features a redesigned case and bracelet that brings enhanced visual balance and harmony to the timepiece while remaining true to its aesthetic heritage. On the white lacquer dial, the PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) applied hour markers and the black lacquer hour, minute and seconds hands stand out for their matt finish. The 24-hour hand retains its characteristic orange hue, matching the Explorer II inscription on the dial. The new-generation Explorer II is now equipped with the self-winding calibre 3285 with an extended power reserve of approximately 70 hours, and like all Rolex watches, the Explorer II carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.