The Rolex Explorer debuted in 1953 on the wrist of Tenzing Norgay,
half of the British expedition who reached the summit of Mt. Everest for the first time
ever. All variations of the Explorer are made from stainless steel, and measure 36mm and
39mm. Driven by an automatic movement, the Rolex Explorer display only hours, minutes,
and seconds on an instantly recognizable black dial featuring Arabic Numerals 3, 6, and
9. The Explorer II models have a fixed bezel that delineates the hours of a second time
zone. Boasting of a water-depth rating of 100m and a performance which is second to
none, the Rolex Explorer is truly a worthy companion for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.