An Excursion to Iceland with the Rolex Explorer Replicas

The Rolex Explorer I is one of the most understated and overlooked sports models in the legendary Swiss watchmaker’s arsenal. They are not in different colors or precious metals, just black and stainless steel. Its devotees favor it for precisely that reason, along with its truly impressive heritage. No mere made-up name applied to a dial in order to boost sales, the smooth-bezel Explorer was introduced by the replica Rolex after New Zealand-born mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary made his famous ascent.
There is no doubt that vintage Rolex Explorer fake models like a 1950’s Explorer are extremely valuable today. And Hillary wasn’t the only famous proponent of the Explorer; Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, wore an Explorer I, which could well have been the watch he intended for 007 as well; the first mention of a Rolex replica in the original books doesn’t specify the exact model worn.
Style icon Sid Mashburn swears by it, calling the watch the perfect combination of sportiness and elegance. The modern Explorer has surely been updated, but the DNA of the original watch is clearly present. The newer 39mm size of the model is the latest evolution of the watch introduced at the end of the 1980s, permitting the fake watch to hold its own among larger models. 
A couple subtle new features have been introduced for the famed reference: 3, 6 and 9 numerals filled with Chromalight, a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting blue glow, like the hour markers and hands, the latter now being broader and longer. We recently tested it in a suitably rugged location: Reykjavik, Iceland and environs, including inhospitable volcanic lava fields, arctic glaciers and geothermal pools where most people fear to tread.
Wearing an Explorer I in an urban setting might be a simple style choice, but in an environment like Iceland, the watch’s true purpose comes to the surface. On one hand, the weather is guaranteed to be intense. Even without submerging the fake rolex watch, the Explorer’s waterproofing was still put to the test. Upon arrival in the country the first thing we did was travel to a lava field in the middle of a howling gale to don all-weather suits and ride out on ATVs. The conditions were pretty harsh but the Explorer didn’t miss a beat, providing the same accuracy it did for Sir Edmund Hillary. rolex
Ditto on our excursion to the glacier in a huge truck with the ability to cross rivers and climb steep ridges of snow and ice, and a dip in the famous geothermal pool known as the Blue Lagoon.