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On 29 May, 1953, a team of bold gentlemen took the final steps to summitting the highest peak in the world, nearly a century after it was identified as the highest point on Earth and after eight previous attempts to summit it by the British and 11 across the world. Sir Edmund Hillary was ahead, but he insisted Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa guiding the team, take the first steps and claim that honour. We'll call it even, but what was memorable was the watches they had strapped to their wrists a Replica Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster. By its very nature, exploration often requires taking great risks that test endurance and will. To reach further, to venture into the most hostile parts of the planet to learn more about them goes to the heart of what it means to be human. Since the 20th century, Rolex has been a pillar of support for the explorer's community. Today, it pursues that even more deeply with a powerful conviction that discovery and development can only benefit the world.
New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali Sherpa climber, where the first successful pair from John Hunt's British expedition, and the first in the world to have reached the summit of Mt. Everest at 11:30 local time on 29 May 1953 via the South Col route .
On this ascent, Hillary had on his wrist, along with the other team members, a prototype Oyster Perpetual on his wrist. The watch, which had been produced in 1950, was not yet intended for commercial use; the purpose for Rolex's involvement with the expedition and equipping the team with Oyster Perpetual watches was to recover them after and test them to see how the timepieces weathered the intense conditions of Everest. In 1953, with the experience gained from the ascent of Everest, as well as other testimony provided by climbers, the brand launched the Explorer watch in honour of the first-ever successful ascent of Everest. Later, the performance of the Explorer model was improved with a reinforced case and a more legible dial, catering for extreme conditions.
The Explorer has since become a legend, representing both the spirit of human endurance along with the company's philosophy of quiet innovation. After all, what better way to trial a watch than to offer it to true explorers and see if it lives up to their expectations? And 60-odd years on, Rolex's determination to champion and support the leaders of our generation, the individuals who have taken on the mantle of discovering the gems and secrets of the Earth, from the highest mountains and to the ocean depths. But today's explorers aren't simply pursuing dreams of achieving grand goals of human excellence they are setting forth to gain knowledge, to raise awareness of the impact of our modern civilisation on the world and how we can preserve and protect some of the greatest natural treasures on Earth.
Over the course of the past century, Rolex has been heavily involved in exploration, in part thanks to its reliability and consistency in development but also because the brand's pursuit of innovation mirrors the scientific world's. For the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, the world was like a living laboratory. He began to use it as a testing ground for his watches from the 1930s, sending them to the most extreme locations, supporting explorers conquering challenges.
An apprentice businessman in his youth, he had great foresight to the potential of the wristwatch and sought to popularise them by developing highly precise and reliable compact movements which would fit in a wristwatch. Just six years after the Rolex brand was established, it began to break records, beginning with the first Class ' certification from the Kew Observatory. Post-WWI, his foresight would be demonstrated as wristwatches, which were a crucial development during the war and in makeshift designs by soldiers on the ground, would grow rapidly in popularity.
The brand went on to develop new innovations out of practical needs of modern timepieces, from the first waterproof watches to a reliable automatic and bi-directional winding movement housed in the Oyster case. This was the Oyster Perpetual, which would later accompany Hillary on his quest to reach Everest's summit. In 1945 after the passing of his wife Florence Frances May Wilsdorf-Crotty, he decided to establish the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation and later donated 100 percent of his ownership in Rolex to the Foundation.