The Oyster Perpetual Explorer is a true icon in the Rolex watch family. This ever-lasting sport timepiece put the functionality on the first place to meet the requirements of professional explorers and all passionate adventurers. The latest Explorer 214270 recalls great brand’s history, in the new, slightly bigger size.
The first Explorer (or Explorer I, as it is sometimes noted to mark a distinction with the Explorer II) was launched in 1953, in a tribute to the first successful ascent of Mount Everest. The historic mission was led by Sir John Hunt, earlier that year and finished with the first men’s steps on the world’s roof. Two members of the team that conquered Himalayas were using the Rolex Oyster watches during the expeditions, demonstrating its superb durability.
The Explorer has been updated several times, but the authentic look of original is preserved. Keeping a high functionality, durability and reliability, as well as sport elegance and simple design, it has always attracted passionate lovers of the great Rolex tradition.
Explorers are crafted in extremely hard 904L steel. This super alloy, which is highly resistant to corrosion, is used to respond to most demanding situations. It is also highly polished that almost has the luster of white gold.
Unlike the standard 36 mm case, the latest Oyster Perpetual Explorer is made in the bigger size, with the diameter of 39 mm. Except the work on its robustness, Rolex didn’t change much. Model 214270 also features a simply designed dial, with perfect readability, great luminosity of its bar markers, Arabic numerals 3, 6 and 9 (which, as a matter of fact, have lack of lume) and the signature hour and minute hands.
The perfect construction of Oyster case and a sapphire crystal coating guaranty extreme durability and resistance to shocks, scratches, water-pressure (100 meters/300 feet) and dust. Another Rolex signature, the Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock (ft. comfort extension link) makes the Explorer amazingly comfortable on a wrist.
The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer timepiece is powered with the Rolex Caliber 3132 automatic movement. This COSC-certified chronometer incorporates the new Parachrom hairspring (made of paramagnetic alloy to provide 10 times more resistance to shocks and magnetic fields) and the Breguet overcoil Paraflex shock absorber system. Except great precision and reliability, this self-winding movement offers power-reserve of 48 hours.