For this 2016 edition of Baselworld, fans of Rolex are – with good reasons – mainly focusing on the introduction of a new Daytona in steel, now with a black ceramic bezel. However, there’s more from Rolex replica watches to this year. Rolex will indeed discreetly correct some of the aspects people complained about on the Rolex Explorer replica watch, mainly focusing on a more relevant display. New hands, new indexes, all with improved proportions.
Some collectors complained about the increased size of the Rolex Explorer, when it moved from 36mm to 39mm with the Rolex Explorer replica watch. However, this diameter remains reasonable and elegant enough – and after a few years, people get used to these 3 extra millimeters. The main problem that collectors saw with this reworked Explorer 1 was the size of the hands. Both were too short compared to the dial and mainly, the minute hand was not relevant, as the tip of the hand wasn’t touching the minute track.
Same treatment has been applied on the hour hand, which is now a little bit longer. Both hands are also slightly larger. Overall, even if the Rolex Explorer replica watch dial looses some lightness with these fatter hands, it also becomes more convenient and more rational, as the hands are now long enough for the diameter of the dial. The second evolution concerns the iconic 3 – 6 – 9 indexes – certainly the most important part of the Rolex Explorer replica watch – that are now also coated with blue Chromalight luminous material, just like the rest of the indexes and the hands.
The rest of the Rolex Explorer replica watch remains similar, meaning that the 2016 Rolex Explorer still features its 39mm Oyster case, in 904L stainless steel, water resistant to 100m, with flat and polished bezel and a 3-link Oyster bracelet with brushed surfaces and the Oysterlock clasp, with Easylink adjustment.