Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Last year at Watches And Wonders, Rolex unveiled its newest iteration of the vaunted Rolex Explorer (also known as the Explorer I) and what the world got was not only a mechanical update, but a shocking and unexpected size shrink back to the 36mm case that we all know and love.
A further shock, was the inclusion of the new 36mm size with a two-tone yellow gold and stainless steel construction.
Thats right! The Explorer 1, thought to be one of the last remaining pure sports watches in the Rolex Professional lineup is now offered in [partial] precious metal.
This Reference 124273 features a 36mm Oyster case with a sapphire crystal a signed yellow gold crown, a smooth polished yellow gold bezel, a luminous glossy black dial with a matching yellow gold handset, and a two-tone Oyster bracelet with a signed fliplock clasp with Rolex's fantastic Easylink system.
The reintroduction of the 36mm Explorer is no doubt the hot ticket at the moment, but this two-tone variant offers a bit of fizz for those looking to have a little fun with things.
The day was May 29, 1953, and Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stood on top of the world. Rolex had indeed come with them to the summit of Mount Everest and since then Rolex has long been known as the watch of exploration. The triumph of the 1953 expedition and spirit of adventure and exploration that the Explorer represents can certainly be felt when this watch is strapped to your wrist.
These were watches designed to be tough as nails and capable of operating effectively in the harshest conditions known to man. Whether it was diving to the lowest point or climbing to the highest, you've got to hand it to Rolex - they know how to build one hell of a sports watch! It really doesn't get more badass than that.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
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