The Explorer and the Explorer II are very different watches, but Rolex fake likes to focus on a single collection for its major updates. Although the Explorer isn’t having a birthday until 2023 (it’ll be 70), it’s this model that got the major changes — and by “major” we mostly mean a 3mm difference in diameter and a new movement.
Shrinking from 39mm to 36mm makes a big difference in how this classic mountaineering watch will wear. The 36mm Rolex Explorer replica watch is that of the original model from 1953, but it also fills a void in the brand’s current sport watch lineup (as most other Rolex sport watches are 40mm and above). In addition to a new size, the Explorer also got the latest automatic movement, the Rolex 3230, and the dial itself is also now produced in black lacquer, with the hands and indices getting Chromalight lume.
It’s also notable and unexpected that the gold and steel case fake Rolex Explorer is now available in two-tone steel and gold (or “Rolesor”) for the first time (in addition to an all-steel version). This is in contrast with the watch’s longstanding rugged character but in line with other Rolex sport watches that are offered in swanky variations.