Here at Watch Collectors, we offer a wide range of preowned/second-hand Rolex Explorer I watches available to view in our Mayfair, London showroom or to order online straight to the comfort of your door. We offer a 14 Days Money Back Guarantee and a 24 Months Warranty on all our watches. Additionally, we buy, sell & part-exchange Rolex watches.
As indicated by the name, the Rolex Explorer I is designed to suit the needs of explorers. The large indices and Arabic numerals (3, 6 and 9 o’clock) are luminescent, providing the vital clarity often needed for explorers who find themselves in dark settings. The contrast of the luminescent features against the black dial further enhances their visibility for the wearer. The Rolex Explorer I also features characteristic hour and minute hands, further making it a unique watch aesthetically.
Like its predecessor, the Rolex Explorer I, the Rolex Explorer II was also crafted for explorers. However, this newer model was specifically differentiated to suit more demanding circumstances. Most notably, beyond the typical 12-hour display on watches, the Rolex Explorer II has a 24-hour display. This is possible because of a fixed bezel with 24 hour graduations, which allows the person wearing the Explorer II to tell the hours of the night apart from the hours of the day. The differentiation is essential for those explorers “who venture into environments where darkness reigns supreme – such as in the depths of caves, or where the sun never sets – like the polar regions in summer”. This is why the Rolex Explorer II is popular amongst “speleologists, volcanologists and polar and jungle explorers”.