Rolex Explorer I replica watch – a watch originally made for a Mount Everest expedition and recently revamped with a larger case and modern caliber.
The first Rolex Explorer replica watches were provided as tools for the successful Everest expedition of May 1953. Rolex released a modified version of the Explorer later that year, with a black dial and painted-on luminous indices and numerals, which made it more legible under all lighting conditions. This Rolex Explorer replica watch was designed to live up to the promise implicit in its name, by satisfying all the requirements of expeditions and other adventures.
The latest version of the Rolex Explorer I replica watch, launched in 2010, has a bigger case: 39 millimeters, versus the previous model’s 36 millimeters. It also has a new type of shock absorber.
The dial’s proportions look good in the new 39-mm case, but the minute hand is too short.The Rolex Explorer I replica watch’s new size is just right: the dial’s proportions look good in the enlarged case. But the narrow and somewhat short hands don’t quite fit into the otherwise pretty picture. The minute hand is especially problematic: the one on the previous Explorer replica watch extends all the way to the minute circle, but the tip of this one falls quite a long way from it. However, except for this flaw, the design is excellent and the Rolex Explorer I replica watch’s classic look is easily recognizable.
With gently curving lugs and a broad bezel, the case looks of the Rolex Explorer I replica watch as though it had been poured into a mold and hardened into a single unit. All surfaces, with the sole exception of the upper side of the bracelet, are polished. As with nearly all Rolex replica watches, the flat, sapphire crystal rises above the plane of the bezel, but its perimeter is beveled to deflect the force of a blow. Rolex’s crown-shaped logo is laser-etched into the crystal at the “6” as proof of the Rolex Explorer I replica watch’s authenticity. Additional anti-counterfeiting details include the letters of the name “Rolex” engraved into the metal flange around the dial, the Rolex logo at 12 o’clock and a serial number at 6 o’clock.
The crystal has no nonreflective treatment, which would have improved the legibility, but the rhodium-plated and slightly curved gold hands clearly contrast with the matte black dial of Rolex Explorer I replica watch. The bezel is elegantly polished, as are the flanks of the case and bracelet; the upper sides have a satin finish.