Cover Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, an expedition that informed the development of the Oyster Perpetual Explorer in 1953

To be held from August 6-14 at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur with The Hour Glass, the exhibition puts the spotlight on the Explorer watches and the extreme adventures they have endured and survived

Rolex is finally bringing its highly anticipated 'A Watch Born to Explore' exhibition to Kuala Lumpur, showcasing its extraordinary story as a reliable watch companion for explorers—be it urban or extreme—everywhere. Originally scheduled to be held in 2020, it was postponed due to the Covid pandemic. It's partnering with leading luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass on this exhibition.

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The Oyster Perpetual Explorer and Explorer II will be the key highlights; both watches have been the instruments of choice for explorers to tell time in extreme conditions. 

While Rolex has been equipping explorers with Oyster Perpetual watches on their adventures since the 1930s, it was in 1953 that it created the Explorer, a watch with legitimate adventurer credentials since it's based on feedback from an Everest expedition led by Sir John Hunt. 

The Explorer II was launched in 1971, and is differentiated from its predecessor with a 24-hour bezel that is indicated by an orange hand on the dial.

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In recent years, Rolex has shifted from world exploration to world preservation, in particular with the launch of the Perpetual Planet initiative in 2019. The campaign saw the brand strengthening its ties with National Geographic Society by supporting expeditions to collect climate change data. It is also doubling down on its selection of Laureates to focus mainly on global innovators who are passionate about protecting the planet.

Discover the watches, the explorers and their fascinating stories at Centre Court in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from August 6-14, 2022. 


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