Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Oyster series was gradually finalized in the 1940s. At that time, it was almost 20 years since the first appearance of the Oyster in 1926. More and more consideration is given to perfection, and Rolex also uses this as a basis. In addition to Oyster Perpetual, which has always been a close-knit work, the Oyster series has also spawned more and more diverse family members. Although we may think that Oyster watches are equal to sports watches, But in fact, the Oyster can be roughly divided into two types, one is a classic watch that is more formal style, and the other is a professional watch that emphasizes functions. In a narrow sense, sports watches are closer to the latter. The Explorer introduced this time is biased towards professional watches. For what purpose was it originally developed? And why is there a difference between Explorer and Explorer II, here is a look at the ins and outs of Rolex Explorer watches.
1953 Explorer Watch
Oyster Perpetual Explorer (Oyster Perpetual Explorer Watch) Explorer was originally created to accompany many explorers to achieve feats and conquer the peak, it reflects the sturdiness and stability of the Oyster Perpetual series, advertised to adapt to any extreme environment. As early as 1953, a British expedition equipped with an Oyster Perpetual watch successfully climbed Mount Everest, and this was the starting point of the Oyster Perpetual Explorer watch. The original Explorer black dial contrasts with the Chromalight hands and hour markers, plus the striking 3, 6 and 9 o’clock digital markers, which can be read clearly in any case. Explorer’s dial is black and the case diameter is 39mm.
First Explorer II watch in 1971
Oyster Perpetual Explorer II (Oyster Perpetual Explorer II) As for the Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, it continues the Explorer spirit of Explorer watches, inherits Explorer’s extremely rugged features, and adds new features. This watch was originally born in 1971. In addition to its clear and easy-to-read surface, a 24-hour hand was added to indicate the 24-hour scale on the outer ring of the fixed scale to clearly distinguish day and night. This feature is essential for cave explorers who have been out of the sun for several days, or for polar expeditioners who need to deal with polar day and night phenomena. Explorer II’s new display also indicates two time zones. The regular hour hand can be adjusted independently and independently, setting the local time step by step, and when the 24-hour hand and outer ring work together, it can display the second time zone of the Explorer II. The dial is white and black. Cast from 904L steel, it also has a small window convex lens to enlarge the date display, and the overall functionality is more evolutionary than Explorer.
Stainless steel material / 3132 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, seconds display / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 100 meters / diameter 39mm / reference price: 46,000 RMB
Explorer II 216570
Stainless steel material / 3187 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, seconds, date display / time display of both places / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 100 meters / table diameter 42mm / reference price: 57,000 RMB
Explorer II 216570
Stainless steel material / 3187 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, seconds, date display / time display of the two places / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 100 meters / 42mm diameter / reference price: 57,000 RMB