The brand new mannequin is a tribute to the Rolex Explorer Oyster, with which Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the highest of Everest.
“The clock of the peaks” is the nickname that Swiss watchmaking has given to the 2 variations of its new Explorer mannequin. Its about Oyster Perpetual Explorer (each in metal and in metal and gold) and the Oyster Perpetual Explorer II.
Its first design was introduced in 1953 as a watch-tool able to withstanding any climate situation (because of its double sealing system), which permits the time to be learn lengthy after the daylight has gone. The indexes and fingers include a long-lasting luminescent materials that emits a blue coloration, which might be seen in the dead of night.
The Explorer II additionally permits you to see the date and has an extra 24 hour hand (necessary when gentle situations don’t enable to differentiate night time from day).
For the reason that 1930s, Rolex has promoted its fashions to expeditionaries, and that is the way it grew to become a sponsor of the Everest Expedition 1953, wherein the British mountaineer Edmund Hillary and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay triumphed.
Hillary, who used an Oyster Perpetual predecessor to the Explorer, . despatched the watch again to watchmaking for evaluation. The gadget is at the moment within the Beyer Watch Museum in Zurich, Switzerland.