The Rolex Explorer I was introduced in the 1950s as a lifesaving device for mountaineers ascending Mount Everest and has since proved to the world the strength and longevity of the Rolex brand. With its classic and simple design, the Rolex Explorer is suitable to wear for braving the outdoors or gracing the next cocktail party in style. Many noteworthy figures have been spotted wearing a Rolex Explorer, some of which include actors Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. Melrose.com is proud to offer the Rolex Explorer I and Rolex Explorer II in their classic Stainless Steel and 18K Gold options.
About the Rolex Explorer
The Rolex Explorer I was developed during a time when other watches were affected by extreme pressures and magnetic fields. With its blue parachon hairspring and Oyster casing, the Rolex Explorer could go where only the most adventurous men dared to set foot. The Explorer I watch is hermetically sealed to withstand pressure levels of up to five Newton-tons and is nearly indestructible in the face of the extreme elements and rough terrain. The Rolex Explorer I is not nearly as well known as other Rolex models, however its ruggedness and refined elegance attracts a large number of watch enthusiasts.
The Rolex Explorer II was introduced in 1971 as an addition to the Rolex Explorer I. It features an additional 24-hour indication that can also be used as a second time-zone. This 24-hour indication, among other things, was designed with professional cave explorers in mind, as daylight is nonexistent in deep caverns, and keeping track of the time is a challenge. Even in the dark, the Explorer provides good readability.