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ROLEX & MOUNT EVEREST

The Original Explorer's Watch


There has been much debate around whether Rolex were the first watch to the summit of Mount Everest. Some say that Sir Edmund Hillary left his Oyster Perpetual at base camp before ascending Everest. Some say he had a prototype Rolex in his pocket at the summit. Some say there were no Rolex pieces on the Everest expedition at all. However, common knowledge tells us that Rolex gave Sherpa Mountaineer Tenzing Norgay a watch after the famous expedition. The very same timepiece that's on display in the Rolex museum. It has been asserted that Norgay‘s Oyster Perpetual accompanied Hillary to the summit but it has never established.


Rolex black and white advert of The Explorer watch

Standing the Test of Time


The Oyster Perpetual that was launched in 1931 still looks remarkably similar to what Rolex is producing today. The details that stood out then are still there now – the curved lines of the outer case hugging the round bezel, the slim lugs, the polished lines, and brushed flat surfaces. The seconds sub-dial may have gone along with the leather bracelet and there are certainly more dial colour options than there were all those years ago but the essence of the Oyster Perpetual can clearly still be seen.

 

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Here at MVS Watches, we are honoured to stock the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 in Green. The Oyster Perpetual collection embody timeless form and function, firmly rooted in the pioneering origins of Rolex. Equipped with both the Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring and high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, this watch was designed to be worn consistently. Check out this timeless piece below:



Black and white image of a modern Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch

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