Certified Pre-Owned Rolex Explorer I watch, circa 1990-1999, round stainless steel case (36mm diameter, 11mm thickness) with screw-down Twinlock winding crown, polished stainless steel bezel, stainless steel adjustable Oysterlock bracelet, black dial with luminous hour markers and Arabic numerals, 31 jewel Caliber 3000 self-winding Oyster Perpetual chronometer movement, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 100 meters.
The Rolex Explorer 1 watch is a legendary model in Rolex's collection. It is associated with the Sir Edmund Hilary's expedition to the top of Mount Everest in 1953. However, contrary to popular belief, the Rolex Explorer was worn by Tenzing Norgay, Sir Edmund Hilary's Sherpa guide, while Sir Edmund wore a Smiths Everest watch. True to form, the Rolex Explorer 1, even today, has retained it's original handsome look with the 3, 6, 9 white Arabic numerals and white triangle-shaped hour marker at 12, on a black background. It is a simple, yet elegant watch that can be worn for either business or leisure.