The Rolex Explorer is one of the Swiss brand’s most famed models, enjoying a continuing popularity as it’s evolved since its first release in 1953. The timepiece shot to fame almost immediately upon release, after mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay were aided in their ascent to the top of Mount Everest with the help of their Rolex Explorers.
This successful expedition served to highlight the endurance power of this exceptional watch, and its popularity has endured ever since. To this day, the name Rolex explorer is eponymous with dependability and resilience. The stainless steel bracelet and Twinlock crown make this timepiece reliably water-resistant and corrosion-proof, ensuring it remains functional no matter what, while the patented Paraflex shock absorber protects the watch components when dropped.