Given the excitement and angelic choral singing surrounding the new Replica Rolex ceramic bezel, we’ll give you a pass if you did not notice that Rolex quietly updated the Rolex Explorer. A subtle update, this updated Rolex Explorer features a set of fully leveled figures and a recalculated device that marks a course correction for one of Rolex’s best-known and most enticing entry-level models. The Rolex Explorer has long been the starting point for the most sporting watch group from Rolex. Its easy-to-carry charm and versatile design contradict its history as one of the brand’s most prolific adventurers. This re-iteration is a practical and useful allusion to the roots of the replica Rolex Explorer Watch as a sports watch, adding a much needed sophistication to modern design.
Although the reference number remains unchanged, such as 214270, a closer look will point to a significant increase compared to the current generation announced in 2010. The 2016 Rolex Explorer retains the 39mm size and since it is a Rolex sports model, the case uses its 904L steel. The movement also remains unchanged: the Rolex Explorer Rolex 3132 Superlative Chronometer automatically moves with a 48-hour power reserve, a blue parachrome hair spring and Paraflex shock absorption.
With minimal and functional aesthetics like the Rolex Explorer Watch it does not take much to bring the design out of balance. The previous version (the 214270 for Baselworld 2016) was beautiful, but with the transition from 36mm (reference 14270) to 39mm a part of the magic was lost. We saw the unfortunate shortening of the minute hand, which was a bit too short to fill the dial or reach the number of minutes. With the new 214270, the Rolex Explorer returns to the proportions and design of the 14270.
These glossy polished Arabic numerals are absent and are replaced by lumige versions, which resemble those of earlier generations. Although this is a small change that incorporates both the sporty and flexible intent of a watch and the Rolex Explorer, Lumen is important and should be an integral part of the Rolex Explorer design. Also check out the roots of Rolex Explorer. The current Rolex Explorer design is based on the 1016 Replica Rolex , which was introduced in 1963 with painted figures to provide as much shine as possible, a goal reflected in this 2016 version.
Venipuncture typing is likely to notice the slightly updated handset, which is now slightly larger and generally has a longer minute hand. Although the minute hand of the previous version was not terrible, its proportions were gone and this change is nothing if not desired. The hands and markers have a blue variant of Rolex Explorer Watch Chromalite Lume and the glow resembles that of a Rolex Submariner or Rolex Explorer II. In terms of a sporty lifestyle, this recently updated Rolex Explorer retains the Twinlock crown and 100 meters of water resistance from the previous iteration.
Granted, that may be more detailed than most people wanted to do over a few new tags and a few new hands, but I think the Rolex Explorer is a crucial but often overlooked touchstone to Rolex’s line-up and sports history. Since the Everest Summit in 1953, the Rolex Explorer has been part of the Rolex ethos, and I am pleased to announce a renewal that stores the details and provides a fully sorted design to anyone who wants a Rolex sports watch. No feeling obliged to buy a Sub or Rolex GMT Master II. With a suggested retail price of 5,000 EUR, the Rolex Explorer retains its position as a starting point for a sporty Rolex and is undoubtedly worth a successful resumption of form.