Rolex Explorer 39mm: facelift but justified

By | 26th March 2016

Now there will be two references Explorer 39mm 214270. Those before 2016 and those after. Very similar watches but still different enough that we go back in details so that the second generation is much more interesting cheap replica rolex watches than the first …
But before going further, let us briefly about the history of the Rolex Explorer … One of the best catalog of Rolex, Rolex icon and one of the first Oyster for men to have been adopted by women there has fifteen years …

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Edmund Hillary, the New Zealand giant of 1.90 meters, a former beekeeper who conquered Mount Everest and its 8,848 meters May 29, 1953 with his friend, the sherpa Tenzing Norgay, died January 11, 2008 in age 88 at Auckland hospital (New Zealand) following a heart attack.
But for lovers of Rolex, the name of Sir Edmund Hillary will remain forever linked to the Explorer model that was created following the first successful ascent of Everest. Indeed, we must know that in the early 50s, the Geneva brand begins to market its first professional watches.

She supports extreme adventurers and became “sponsor” of the British expedition by equipping some of its members. The watches functioned with great accuracy throughout the adventure, despite differences in temperature and copies of rolex watches maddening violent and repeated shocks. Today, Rolex worn by the sherpa Tensing Norway during the expedition of 1953, is in the Rolex Museum in Geneva.
This model of 36 mm no date is immediately recognizable by its black dial, wide inverted triangle at 12 o’clock, Arabic numerals 3-6-9 instead of the index and its needle-like star of hours “Mercedes”. The story also wants at the time, this watch was extremely resistant to temperature changes, operating without problem from -20 ° C to + 40 ° C, through a specific oil.
Under the “rejuvenation” progressive of its collections, the Geneva brand introduced in 2010 a new version of its Rolex Explorer. Carved from a block of steel 904L with exceptional anti-corrosion properties, it then says in a slightly expanded housing 39mm (vs. 36 mm). Another difference from the model 114270? The numbers 3, 6 and 9 are not in Superluminova in 2010 Explo (which does not please the fans of the model) and the term Explorer is no longer placed in the upper part but below the dial, just au Superlative Chronometer Officially above Certified.
This 2010 version equipped with its mechanical automatic movement (Calibre 3132 Rolex 48 hours of power reserve, COSC certified) with the Perpetual rotor, Parachrom spring and Paraflex shock absorbers, will be sold until this year ( late 2015 / early 2016). But surprise! Rolex decided to stop and replace it with a new watch bearing the same reference, incorporates the same caliber, but with a few extras that will make all the difference!

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