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54 Explorer Exemplifie­d

Steeled For The Extreme

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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.

 ??  ?? Oyster Perpetual Explorer in yellow Rolesor
Oyster Perpetual Explorer in yellow Rolesor
 ??  ?? Optimised Chromaligh­t display now glows brighter and for a longer period of time.
Optimised Chromaligh­t display now glows brighter and for a longer period of time.
 ??  ?? Oyster Perpetual Explorer II in Oysterstee­l
Oyster Perpetual Explorer II in Oysterstee­l
 ??  ?? White lacquer dial with matt finish markers and hands
White lacquer dial with matt finish markers and hands

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