POSTPONED: The name Rolex is synonymous with extraordinary luxury, but so is it with some of the greatest adventures of exploration. In the past century, many explorers have turned to Rolex for watches that stand through the toughest conditions in nature.
The stories that come with each watch, each wearer, and each adventure are remarkable. Now for the first time in Malaysia, the public will get to discover Rolex on a deeper, more intimate level at the exhibition titled ‘A Watch Born to Explore’.
During the 1930s, Rolex began to take its craft to a higher, more challenging level. They put the Rolex Oyster Perpetual to the test the best and most accurate way they could, using explorers venturing into the most hostile terrain on earth. Subjecting the watches to harsh weather conditions on these high-altitude expeditions allowed them to gather valuable feedback, ultimately helping Rolex the most precise, reliable tool watches.
Then in 1953, explorers set out on what would be the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, all equipped with the Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches. In honour of the historical moment, Rolex unveiled the first official edition of the Explorer, with the Oyster Perpetual II launched in 1971 that has since become the coveted timepiece of speleologist, volcanologists and explorers globally.
Rolex’s passion for exploration continues on under the banner of Perpetual Planet, a commitment to preserve the environment. The brand has joined forces with key individuals and organisations working to promote exploration whilst protecting nature.
The ‘A Watch Born to Explore’ exhibition in Kuala Lumpur has been postponed.