Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer
Presented as a new timepiece in 2021, the new-generation 36mm Oyster Perpetual Explorer returned to the Rolex repertoire in its size of the original model first launched in 1953. As a part of the Explorer collection, this timepiece is designed for the ultimate adventure-seeker as it transports you from the deepest caves to the highest mountain peaks, from the outer depths of the solar system to isolated polar regions, and from ultra-precise technology to exacting artisanal craftsmanship.
Rolex’s new generation Explorer launched in a yellow Rolesor version, combining Oystersteel and yellow gold, with a black lacquered dial bearing the index hour markers and emblematic 3, 6 and 9 numerals that are the cornerstones of the model’s personality—ultimately evoking the determination and spirit of adventure that give rise to great achievements. An impressive attribute is the Chromalight display designed with an intense blue glow emitted by the hour markers and hands now lasts longer due to the exclusive innovation of the luminescent material in darker atmospheres.
The new-generation Explorer is also equipped with calibre 3230, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology. Throughout the generations of the Explorer watch, Rolex has been at the forefront of fusing iconic timepieces and designs with functionality through the company’s ambition to use the world of adventure as its laboratory, testing the watches in real-time and conditions to ultimately improve them. Aligning with the brand’s unparalleled standards, this new-generation Explorer’s 36 mm Oyster case is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 meters (330 feet).
Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, ensuring excellent wrist performance. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of −2 /+2 seconds per day – the rate deviation tolerated by the brand for a finished watch is significantly smaller than that accepted by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) for official certification of the movement alone.