When we talk about Rolex Explorer, most or us may recall the advertisement from Rolex about Sir Edmund Hillary wearing a Rolex during its explore to the summit of Mount Everest, the planet's highest mountain.
However, the watch Sir Edmund Hillary wear during his adventure was not a Eplorer, back then Rolex haven't launch the Explorer Series.
This is the watch Sir Edmund Hillary wore during his adventure. This Rolex Oyster Perpetual is the watch that Sir Edmund Hillary wore to the Mount Everest and is a sponsor of Rolex towards the 1953 Everest Expedition.
After proven their ability to withstand extreme environment, Rolex launched the Explorer watch in 1953 as a tribute to one of mankind’s most important expeditions—Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s ascent to the summit of Mount Everest. The watch featured tough stainless steel construction, a highly legible dial, and a waterproof case resistant to extreme temperature swings.
And the Rolex Explore are still with us today.
(Photo credit to Hodinkee, Rolex Passion Market )