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(14) Explorer (oyster perpetual)

  1. 1. the explorerThe Oyster Perpetual Explorer, built to meet the demands of professionals,is the successor to the original Explorer that accompanied Sir EdmundHillary and Tenzing Norgay to the summit of Mount Everest. Faithful to itsheritage and unique identity, the Explorer features a Parachrom hairspringand Paraflex shock absorbers, reaching new heights of chronometricprecision and resistance to extreme conditions. VISIT ROLEX.COM AND EXPLORE MORE
  3. 3. spirit of the explorer alain hubert Arctic Ocean Traverse-North Greenland, 2007: Three hundred miles from the nearest land, the Arctic Ocean laps at the edge of the sea ice, only yards from Alain Hubert’s feet. While previous explorers encountered ice“because it’s there” many metres thick, Hubert finds only waterMountaineer George Mallory was asked: where the Ocean should normally be frozen“Why do you climb Mount Everest?” into a thick multi-year ice pack. Dogged byHe replied simply: “BECAUSE IT’S THERE” anomalous sea ice conditions, Hubert is re-On 29 May 1953, the explorers Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, with their peatedly forced to find an alternative routeOyster, took their first steps on the roof of the world, at an altitude of precisely 8,848 metres. across the now open waters. Still 120 kilo-The first victorious ascent of Mount Everest. The same year, in a tribute to this historic feat, metres from his goal, each new discovery ofRolex officially launched the Explorer model. fractured ice leads him to fear for the worst. 14 June 2007: Alain Hubert and Dixie Dan- sercoer’s 106-day crossing ends, but the journey is far from over. Hubert continues his quest to find the cause of this change in the ice. ed viesturs He works with the mountain, not against it.setting out to conquer the world That may explain how he’s conquered 14 ofExtreme environments, such as the polar regions, have always been new testing laboratories the world’s tallest peaks, all without supple-for the Oyster watches. In 1971, Rolex broke new ground, in terms of chronometric precision, mental oxygen. But climbing also comesrobustness, autonomy and legibility, with the launch of the Explorer II. with responsibility, as he says: “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down, manda- tory. ”jean troilletEco-alpinist. Survivalist. Globe trekker.Explorer of what’s humanly possible.Has stood fearlessly on top of ten of the world’s 8,000 metre peaks.Helps others seek from life what he so successfully has: to follow their dreams. VISIT ROLEX.COM AND EXPLORE THE EXPLORER PAGE 3
  4. 4. spirit of the explorer VISIT ROLEX.COM AND EXPLORE THE EXPLORER PAGE 4
  5. 5. an obsession with perfection the oyster case Very few people in the world are allowed in- side a Rolex Oyster. Only authorised Rolex 904l steel retailers have the necessary know-how, skills Rolex uses 904L steel for its steel watch cases. 904L is usual- and equipment to gain access. Hermetically ly reserved for the chemical industry, where maximum resis- sealed to the case with a massive torque of five newton metres, the back of any Oyster, tance against corrosion is essential. 904L marries perfectly as this caseback demonstrates, creates an with the other precious metals used by Rolex. A super alloy, environment that protects the movement from shocks, pressure, dust, water and any 904L is extremely resistant and highly polishable. other intrusive element. the parachrom hairspring A watch is only as precise as its oscillator is regular. Conventional oscillator hairsprings are made of ferromagnetic alloys, leaving them vulnerable to magnetic fields and shocks. After five years of research, Rolex created the blue Parachrom hairspring. Craft- ed from a paramagnetic alloy, it is unaffected by magnetic fields and up to 10 times more resistant to shocks. Historically, the unique blue colour of the hairspring has been a sign of prestige reserved for only the most accurate timepieces. Today, it guarantees the accuracy of your Rolex. VISIT ROLEX.COM AND EXPLORE THE EXPLORER PAGE 5
  6. 6. an obsession with perfection superlative chronometer The four simple words SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED engraved on the timepiece’s dial mean that the movement of this watch has endured 15 days and nights of testing by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), an independent not-for-profit association. To receive COSC certification, a watch must demonstrate extreme precision in a variety of positions and temperatures – the standard level of quality for every Rolex Chronometer. VISIT ROLEX.COM AND EXPLORE THE EXPLORER PAGE 6
  7. 7. an obsession with perfection explorer 39 mm Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC) Fixed, polished bezel Waterproof to 100 m/330 feet Self-winding movement Oyster bracelet 904L STEEL Black dial 214270 VISIT ROLEX.COM AND EXPLORE THE EXPLORER PAGE 7
  8. 8. an obsession with perfection explorer ii 42 mm Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC) Fixed, 24-hour graduated bezel Waterproof to 100 m/330 feet Self-winding movement Oyster bracelet 904L STEEL 904L STEEL White dial Black dial 216570 216570 VISIT ROLEX.COM AND EXPLORE THE EXPLORER PAGE 8
  9. 9. VISIT ROLEX.COM AND EXPLORE MOREAll intellectual property rights such as TRADE MARKS, SERVICE MARKS, TRADE NAMES, DESIGNS, and COPYRIGHTS are reserved. Nothing contained in this website may be reproduced without written permission. Rolex reserves the right at all times to modify the models featured in the present website.