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The adventure of Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer

Since the early 20th century with Rolex, the Swiss brand has been associated with sport and challenge, guiding people to explore the most extreme places in nature, always trying to go beyond the limits of their abilities. Venturing where few dare to go, achieving the seemingly impossible, was one of the motivations that inspired Hans Wilsdorf to create the world’s first fully waterproof self-winding replica watch: the Rolex Oyster Perpetual.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer and Explorer II. Watches designed for adventure
1953 saw the completion of one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century: the 1953 Everest expedition led by Sir John Hunt, in which Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to reach the world’s highest mountain. They were both equipped with Oyster Perpetual watches. Shortly after this triumph, the Explorer collection was launched that same year, embodying the spirit of adventure and perseverance that characterizes each expedition.  
The replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer is a professional watch tool created to keep time in any condition. Its simple yet elegant design is notable for its easily recognizable black dial with large markers and uniquely designed 3, 6 and 9 numerals. Its dial remains completely legible even in the dark thanks to Rolex’s exclusive Chromalight technology. On the dial, the markers, numerals and hands are filled or covered with a long-lasting luminescent material that lasts twice as long as traditional phosphorescent materials.
The link between Rolex and adventure has led the Swiss brand to evolve its watches to best meet the needs of explorers. As a result, generation after generation of Oyster Explorer watches have become increasingly reliable and robust. The challenge is enormous, as time management can be the key to survival in the most extreme environments.
In order to make a watch robust, the key lies in the materials used in its manufacture. Rolex has developed a unique steel alloy. Oyster steel is unmatched in its robustness and ability to withstand extreme environments. While the copy Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer is available in Oyster steel or yellow Rolesor (a combination of gold and Oyster steel), the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II (8) is made exclusively in Oyster steel.