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Differences between Rolex Explorer and Submariner Leave a comment

The Explorer and Submariner soon secured their places as superior tool watches. However, much of their charm is also in their design. The Explorer underwent several design iterations during its first decade, but, in 1963, Rolex released the Ref. 1016. This notable variation of the Explorer remained in production for an impressive 26 years. The Submariner has kept greatly unchanged since its initial release. However, like the Explorer, the Submariner got one of its trademark aesthetic updates several years after it first launched.
In the 1970’s, Steve McQueen had been a fan of the Submariner fake watch. Then after that, McQueen helped to popularize the polarizing Explorer II. The well-known actor, race car driver, and avid watch aficionado was rumored to have worn the watch, giving the model its nickname as the Steve McQueen Explorer.
Nowadays, the Explorer II and the Submariner kept on to be two of Rolex’s most instantly recognizable models. Both models combine the durability and functionality of a tool watch with the timeless design Rolex is known for, making them seamlessly transition from an adventure to a night out on the town. Each has been time-tested through strenuous conditions and everyday wear. When a replica watch is backed by the iconic Rolex name, it’s difficult to make a choice. The year of 1953 was a significant year for fake Rolex and two of its most iconic tool watches. That year, the brand introduced both the Submariner and the Explorer. With each model, Rolex focused on both function and form. However, each replica watch has evolved in its own special way over the years.
When the replica Rolex Explorer and Submariner launched in 1953, their capabilities were immediately put to the test. Rolex sponsored an expedition to Mount Everest, sending Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay to the summit with an Oyster Perpetual. Although the watch didn’t bear the Explorer name at the time, it was one of the first replica watches to reach Everest’s peak and served as inspiration for the Explorer collection. Rolex also sent the Submariner to the deepest depths of the ocean together with Auguste Piccard. He attached the replica rolex to his submarine’s hull and descended 3100 meters into the sea. When he resurfaced, the Submariner was still in good condition.
The late 1960’s and early 1970’s marked a period of change for both of the models, particularly the Explorer. In the late 1960’s, Rolex introduced the Submariner model, which solidified the model as much more than a diver’s tool with the addition of a date function and Cyclops magnifier. The early 1970’s brought about a new era for the Explorer. In 1971, Rolex unveiled the first Explorer II with this model. This was a bold move. At the very first beginning, many fans of the model felt it was an extreme departure from the original and missed the sportier look and feel of the Explorer.

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