It was May 29, 1953 when Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest. An extraordinary human adventure which consolidated the fame of Oyster Perpetual Explorer watches which was taken on the expedition.
Rolex has recently presented the new version of this watch, that has become an icon.
The indexes and the watch hands - wider and longer than in the previous version - and the numbers 3, 6 and 9, that characterize the model, are coated with a luminescent material emitting a blue color over a long-term. This new "Chromalight" display makes it easier to be read in all conditions.
The new Explorer is certified as Superlative Chronometer with an accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day, or more than two times higher than required for an official chronometer.
The Oyster case is water resistant up to 100 meters and the case body is made from a solid block of 904L steel, which is extremely resistant to corrosion. The fluted case back is hermetically sealed with a tool, which allows access to only Rolex watchmakers. The winding crown is firmly screwed to the casing and features a dual “Twinlock” patented waterproofing system. The sapphire crystal class is virtually scratchproof.
The Explorer is equipped with a 3132 calibre: a mechanical self-winding movement watch with a Perpetual rotor with a range of about 48 hours. The regulating organ is supported by an adjustable through-deck in height and is mounted on the anti-collision device Paraflex. It also makes the spiral Parachrom insensitive to magnetic fields.
The new Explorer is equipped with a solid-link Oyster bracelet in 904L steel with safety clip “Oysterlock” and quick knit “Easylink” extension that easily allows you to adjust the length of the bracelet by about 5 mm, for added comfort in all circumstances. Bedetti, Rolex dealer, awaits you in their store in Piazza San Silvestro to show you all the new watches from Baselworld 2016.