The Rolex Explorer in 904L steel with an entirely luminescent display for enhanced legibility. The model’s characteristic 3, 6 and 9 numerals are now filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting blue glow, like its hour markers and hands.
This is a 1964 Rolex Explorer advertisement. It shows how watch companies take the idea of exploration, such as the issues of keeping time consistently in adverse conditions. Here the Rolex is capable of surviving the climb to the top of the Matterhorn.
The Rolex Explorer in its element: created in 1953 in the wake of the first successful ascent of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, it benefited from 20 years of real-life tests during Himalayan expeditions. These had a direct impact on the development of the Oyster and the quest for greater precision, robustness and reliability. #Rolex #Explorer #101031 For more details about this watch see the link in the profile.