Different from other replica watches, the fake Explorer was not the correct watch worn to Everest’s Peak, because a Rolex timepiece did accompany them on their journey. Soon later, Rolex released the first Explorer watch, which was motivated by the rugged terrain and extreme temperatures experienced while Hillary and Norgay trekked up the side of the gargantuan Mount Everest. The Oyster case gave its notorious water-proof via a screw-down crown, however, the Rolex also focused on making it impervious to temperatures ranging from -4◦F to 104◦F. Stopping the movement from the extreme conditions was priority #1 with a sleek and wearable style following closely behind. The result was a male Rolex sports watch that would enjoy great success.
The latest addition to the Explorer line model came to sell in 2010. Offering a larger 39mm Oyster case, this popular reference was a welcome change to the 36mm cases that preceded it. While Rolex enthusiasts were excited to see a bigger Explorer replica watch, some were left disappointed by the new proportions of the larger dial, which accentuated the fact that the central hands now seemed a bit too short.
The new Explorer case is manufactured from 904L stainless steel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and a Triplock screw-down crown. One of the most resilient cases on the market, the Explorer is ready to undertake any adventure. The Rolex replica Explorer 214270 also makes good use of the three-link Oyster bracelet secured by a folding Oysterlock clasp. A creative Easylink extension link permits the wearer to adjust the length of the clasp up to 5mm without the use of tools.
We can’t tell the newest addition to the Explorer collection without mentioning the impressive Rolex manufacture caliber 3132 perpetual movements. Boasted by the fake Rolex as singularly reliable, this movement gives precision up to -2/+2 seconds a day, a 48-hour power reserve, good-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, and Rolex’s patented Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring.
The Rolex released the Explorer model again at Basel World 2016 under the same reference number. They spent the six years between both references perfecting its design in true Rolex fashion. The second release of the Explorer features a dial that seems more proportional via longer and wider hands. Meanwhile, collectors were glad to see that the hands now reached the indices. The newer reference features a fully lined dial with Chromalight baton and Arabic hour markers. While these changes may be small, they certainly did not go unnoticed by the watch community.
Actually, from the very first beginning, the Explorer replica watch has been featured by its iconic black dial topped with lime and its rugged stainless steel construction. Rolex manages to perfect its design when keeping the essence of the original Explorer in-tact decades years later.