Released in 1953, the Rolex Explorer is designed with adventure in mind. A pre-explorer variant (Ref. 6098) accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary, Brig. Gen. Sir John Hunt, and Sherpa Tensing, G.M to the top of Mt. Everest. While any number of modern watches could do this expedition today, this was not the case in 1953. Rolex equipped the ref. 6098 (and subsequent Explorer models) with an incredibly strong case, a caliber A.296 specially lubricated to withstand extreme changes in temperature, and a hyper-legible dial. This watch was purpose-built for mountaineering, and it held up against perhaps the most demanding real-world test: Mt. Everest.
Installing your new Everest Band can be done easily at home using our toolkits and by following the instructions on our Installation Page. Professional installation is recommended as Everest is not responsible for injury or damage to one’s self or watch.
The tang buckle style strap is a full strap that includes 9 sizing holes, sturdy strap keepers, and a high quality 316L stainless steel buckle closure. These straps often come in standard and short sizes and universally fit most wrists.
A deployant style strap is a strap that integrates into your existing watch deployant clasp. Deployant straps do not come with buckle, but rather are intended to be used with your existing watch deployant clasp. For deployant straps, sizing is specific to your wrist and watch size. Please see the Deployant Sizing Guide to make sure you are choosing the correct size.
Sizing your Everest Deployant Strap is easy! The sizing correlates to the number of links on both sides of your existing watch bracelet. Please watch this short video: Deployant Sizing Guide, which shows you exactly how to find the right size for your deployant strap.