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Exploration Mountain and Poles

Rolex and exploration

World of Rolex

At Rolex, we believe in the spirit of adventure that lies within each man and woman. This innate potential gives incredible individuals the courage to follow their passion and reach beyond the limits of their own mental confines. Discover the Rolex World of Exploration.

Exploration

CONQUERING EVEREST

Expedition Watches

CONQUERING EVEREST

On 29 May 1953, two men fired with extraordinary determination were the first to reach Mount Everest’s 8,848-metre summit. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, members of a British expedition led by Sir John Hunt, achieved the goal that dozens of other earlier expeditions had tried to reach: to stand on the top of the world.

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Ed Viesturs

Ed Viesturs

Reaching the summit is optional. Getting down is mandatory.

14 X 8000

Ed Viesturs

14 X 8000
Ed Viesturs

EXPLORER II

The Oyster Perpetual

The Rolex Explorer II, first released in 1971, is the natural heir to the original Rolex Explorer – yet with a character all of its own. A robust, highly refined tool, the Explorer II swiftly became the watch of choice of speleologists, volcanologists and polar and jungle explorers, thanks to its specially designed features.