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Rolex Explorer II for adventurers

The Explorer II

1971

Rolex presented the Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, dedicated to polar explorers, speleologists, and all those pushing the boundaries of exploration. The watch featured a distinctive 24-hour hand, an invaluable aid around the poles and beneath ground when you can't tell night from day.

Rolex Awards
for Enterprise

1976

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Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 for ocean depths

Sea-Dweller 4000

1978

Rolex launched the Sea-Dweller 4000, waterproof to a depth of 1,220 metres (4,000 feet).

Rolex's 904L Steel Watches

904L steel

1985

Rolex’s steel watches are manufactured from Rolex’s own 904L superalloy, known as "Oystersteel” from 2018. Most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, 904L steels are comparable to precious metals for their anti-corrosion properties and acquire an exceptional sheen once polished. In 1985, Rolex became the first watchmaking brand to use this steel from the 904L family for its cases.

The Pearlmaster

1992

A new interpretation of the Lady-Datejust was launched, the Pearlmaster.

Rolex's charming Pearlmaster
Rolex Yacht-Master for Sailing

The Yacht-Master

1992

The year 1992 heralded the arrival of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master. This new member of the Oyster family reinforced the ties between Rolex and the sailing world.

Rolex sponsors Yachting

Rolex & Yachting

1992

Rolex is the proud sponsor of some of the world’s most renowned offshore races.

The story continues...

2000-2013