the explorer

The Oyster Perpetual Explorer, built to meet the demands of professionals, is the successor to the original Explorer that accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay to the summit of Mount Everest. Faithful to its heritage and unique identity, the Explorer features a Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers, reaching new heights of chronometric precision and resistance to extreme conditions.



jean troillet VISIT ROLEX. robustness. Hubert finds only water where the Ocean should normally be frozen into a thick multi-year ice pack. 14 June 2007: Alain Hubert and Dixie Dansercoer’s 106-day crossing ends. only yards from Alain Hubert’s feet.848 metres. took their first steps on the roof of the world. That may explain how he’s conquered 14 of the world’s tallest peaks. Hubert continues his quest to find the cause of this change in the ice. such as the polar regions.000 metre peaks. 2007: Three hundred miles from the nearest land. as he says: “Getting to the top is optional. in a tribute to this historic feat. have always been new testing laboratories for the Oyster watches. While previous explorers encountered ice many metres thick. Helps others seek from life what he so successfully has: to follow their dreams. The same year. Hubert is repeatedly forced to find an alternative route across the now open waters.spirit of the explorer alain hubert Mountaineer George Mallory was asked: “Why do you climb Mount Everest?” He replied simply: “BECAUSE IT’S THERE” On 29 May 1953. with their Oyster. In 1971. ” Eco-alpinist. Survivalist. ed viesturs setting out to conquer the world Extreme environments. but the journey is far from over. “because it’s there” Arctic Ocean Traverse-North Greenland. Rolex officially launched the Explorer model.COM AND EXPLORE THE EXPLORER PAGE 3 . The first victorious ascent of Mount Everest. Rolex broke new ground. Getting down. Globe trekker. Has stood fearlessly on top of ten of the world’s 8. the explorers Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. all without supplemental oxygen. autonomy and legibility. the Arctic Ocean laps at the edge of the sea ice. with the launch of the Explorer II. Explorer of what’s humanly possible. But climbing also comes with responsibility. each new discovery of fractured ice leads him to fear for the worst. Still 120 kilometres from his goal. Dogged by anomalous sea ice conditions. mandatory. not against it. in terms of chronometric precision. at an altitude of precisely 8. He works with the mountain.


creates an environment that protects the movement from shocks. Only authorised Rolex retailers have the necessary know-how. dust. it is unaffected by magnetic fields and up to 10 times more resistant to shocks. the unique blue colour of the hairspring has been a sign of prestige reserved for only the most accurate timepieces. 904L marries perfectly with the other precious metals used by Rolex. pressure. A super alloy. 904L is extremely resistant and highly polishable. VISIT ROLEX. Conventional oscillator hairsprings are made of ferromagnetic alloys. Crafted from a paramagnetic alloy. as this caseback demonstrates. the parachrom hairspring A watch is only as precise as its oscillator is regular. the back of any Oyster. Historically. Rolex created the blue Parachrom hairspring.COM AND EXPLORE THE EXPLORER PAGE 5 . Hermetically sealed to the case with a massive torque of five newton obsession with perfection the oyster case 904l steel Rolex uses 904L steel for its steel watch cases. leaving them vulnerable to magnetic fields and shocks. it guarantees the accuracy of your Rolex. 904L is usually reserved for the chemical industry. Very few people in the world are allowed inside a Rolex Oyster. skills and equipment to gain access. Today. water and any other intrusive element. After five years of research. where maximum resistance against corrosion is essential.

an obsession with perfection superlative chronometer The four simple words SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED engraved on the timepiece’s dial mean that the movement of this watch has endured 15 days and nights of testing by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres).COM AND EXPLORE THE EXPLORER PAGE 6 . a watch must demonstrate extreme precision in a variety of positions and temperatures – the standard level of quality for every Rolex Chronometer. VISIT ROLEX. an independent not-for-profit association. To receive COSC certification.

an obsession with perfection explorer 39 mm Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC) Fixed.COM AND EXPLORE THE EXPLORER PAGE 7 . polished bezel Waterproof to 100 m/330 feet Self-winding movement Oyster bracelet 904L STEEL Black dial 214270 VISIT ROLEX.

COM AND EXPLORE THE EXPLORER PAGE 8 . 24-hour graduated bezel Waterproof to 100 m/330 feet Self-winding movement Oyster bracelet 904L STEEL White dial 216570 904L STEEL Black dial 216570 VISIT obsession with perfection explorer ii 42 mm Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC) Fixed.

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