Stop daydreaming about it. You can now witness the Explorer and Explorer II because the British watchmaker is bringing two of its most iconic watches in its chronicle to the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Happening from August 6th until August 14th, the exhition titled “A Watch Born to Explore” will be held at Pavilion KL, Centre Court for the first time ever in Malaysia. During the exhibition, you will not only able to see the emblems of Rolex for yourself, but also brush up on the history of Rolex through illustrated panels and films.
Created in 1953, the Explorer was moulded by modified Oyster Perpetuals, the history-making pieces that Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay wore during the conquer of Mount Everest. A feat of performance in extreme conditions, the signifier of Rolex’s success has undergone multiple iterations. The 2021 version is a model with 36mm Oyster case and luminious Chromalight hour markers, which takes cue from its predecessor.
Born in 1971, the Rolex Explorer II, on the other hand, was made exclusively for the expedition of speleologists. Designed with fixed 24-hour bezel and orange GMT hand, the Explorer II has allowed the devotees of unconventional pursuits to differentiate day and night. The 42mm Explorer II powered by calibre 3285 can also display the time in two distinctive time zones.