Speaking of the original Rolex Explorer, it dates back to 1953. Speaking of the name Explorer, I have to say that at the beginning of the last century, many explorers and their teams wore Rolex watches. For example, in 1953, the first batch members of the expedition team to fly over Mount Everest all wore Rolex Oyster watches.
The birth of the Explorer watch has a special connection with Mount Everest. In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay successfully reached the top of Mount Everest for the first time, and they also all wore Rolex Oyster watches, so Rolex launched the Oyster watch with the words “Explorer” printed on the dial in the same year, and the Explorer series watch was born.
The advent of the Explorer is probably the most simple in design among all Rolex professional sports watches. It has always been as simple as before. It features the 36mm size, big 3, 6, 9 numerals and Mercedes-Benz pointers , and the inverted triangle at 12 o’clock, but it is hard to imagine that from its launch in 1953 to the present, there have been countless changes in small details, which have fascinated many collectors and advocates.
The original image of the Explorer watch is unique among many prominent professional sports watches of Rolex.
Before the official launch of the Explorer watch, Rolex is said to have specially made test prototypes for mountain explorers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay to wear to go to the summit and adjusted the strength and performance of the watch especially for the extreme temperature of the mountaineering. In order to be more true to its name, Rolex, just like making a Submariner watch, directly used the nature as a laboratory, and the well-made watches are placed in these extreme environmental challenges, and the performance of the watches is continuously promoted and revised. The Explorer watch finally proved the solid and reliable performance of Rolex watches under the actual wear of explorers.
The Explorer watch can be said to be the most simple yet powerful watch among all Rolex sports watches. With its dark lacquer dial and ever-increasing luminous technology, Rolex has enhanced the practical performance time and time again in the finer details of the Explorer watch. So, the Rolex Explorer watch is also one of the best choices for an entry-level watch.