Rolex has a long history of creating watches for those who brave the extremes. When the Rolex Explorer II was launched in 1971, it was aimed at spelunkers, who explore the depths of caves.
Fifty years on, the appeal of the Rolex Explorer II has gone beyond the sport. From its beginning as a tool watch, it is now widely enjoyed as a robust and versatile everyday watch.
Let’s take a look at the Rolex Explorer II’s evolution, as seen on the wrists of the famous: