The Rolex Explorer is known as a ‘tool’ type watch and was specifically developed for explorers, most famously used by Sir Edmund Hillary and other members of the successful 1953 Everest Expedition, in addition to numerous expeditions after 1953.

Left to right :  model 6150 Explorer (1956) with gilt dial, and the model 1016 Explorer (1966).

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