Oyster Perpetual

Explorer 40

Explorer 40
Explorer 40

Adventure on a grand scale

The Explorer range is expanded with the arrival of a new 40 mm model. Offering enhanced legibility, this timepiece carries all the qualities that have made the Explorer – one of the brand’s first tool-watches – a reference throughout the decades. Simple, robust and corrosion resistant, the new Explorer 40 is crafted from Oystersteel, an alloy specific to Rolex.

The satin finishes on the middle case, bracelet and clasp, and the light reflections from the polished flanks of the case are an invitation to look afresh at this iconic watch with its understated harmony.

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Simple, robust and legible

Oyster case

Exemplifying robustness and reliability, the Oyster case is introduced to the Explorer for the first time with a diameter of 40 mm. The middle case of this new model is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel. The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and benefits from an anti-reflective coating.


Oystersteel offers exceptional sheen. Rolex watches crafted from this special steel retain their lustre even when exposed to the most extreme conditions. Produced exclusively for Rolex, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family – alloys that are commonly used in advanced-technology fields such as the aerospace and chemical industries. Their excellent anti-corrosion properties are comparable to those of precious metals.

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Chromalight display

The Explorer 40 offers excellent legibility in all circumstances, thanks to its Chromalight display that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions and, in daylight, produces a particularly bright white hue. Exclusive to Rolex, the luminescent material used is known for its exceptional performance.

Oyster bracelet

Developed at the end of the 1930s, this three-piece link bracelet remains the most universal in the Oyster Perpetual collection and is known for its robustness.

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New model

With its latest creations, Rolex demonstrates its perpetual pursuit of excellence.