Two New 36mm Rolex Explorers for Youth

In an unlikely turn of events, Rolex has just released two new Explorer models. The first is the stainless steel Explorer you all know and love, now in 36mm. The second is a 36mm Explorer in a two-tone Rolesor rendering. There are no rumors about its release on the watch internet; no grainy renders heralding its unveiling. It was a complete shock, and that’s because it’s the first-ever two-tone Explorer with the iconic “3, 6, 9” dial.
In addition to its reduced size, the new Oyster Steel Explorer, number 124270, gets another visual twist. 124270, gets another visual twist. The word “Explorer” has been moved to the 12 o’clock position. There is only one image available at the moment, but we will update it as it becomes available. Moreover, the price of the Oystersteel model has been reduced, a surprise that will surely please fans of the model. While the stainless steel model is sure to be a hit, it’s the other Explorer model that will be a crowd-pleaser.
The new Rolesor model numbered 124273. 124273, measures 36 mm, the same size as the original Explorer model launched after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay successfully completed the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. The yellow Rolesor case and strap are made of a combination of Oystersteel and 18-carat yellow gold. The dial is also lacquered to match the high profile of this new Explorer. Inside is the 3230 movement.
But why is this launch so shocking? For starters, over the past half-century, the Explorer has built a reputation as one of Crown Watch’s most resilient products. It has changed very little since the introduction of Ref. 1016 in 1963. It has changed little since the introduction of 1016, the spiritual ancestor of the modern Explorer, in 1963, and it has never been made of anything other than stainless steel for more than 50 years. The introduction of a little 18-carat gold in the form of a crown, bezel, and center link has therefore raised some eyebrows.
However, other so-called sporty replica watches have been two-tone for decades – think Submariner, Sea-Dweller, GMT-Master, and GMT-Master II. The Explorer has traditionally been closer to the “tool” end of the spectrum, but now with the release of the new 36mm Rolesor version, it takes on a whole new luxury character.
As with any fake Rolex model, its technical specifications are absolutely in line with the industry-leading innovations for which the brand is known. It’s no surprise to anyone that this new model features a new top-of-the-line movement, proprietary case and bracelet materials, and construction.