Scaling new heights. Discover our range of pre-owned Rolex Explorer watches and beat those long waiting lists. Launched in 1953, the Rolex Explorer was engineered with the help of John Hunt, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay – the first people to conquer Everest. Completing their trek with Rolex watches on their wrists, the feedback from these climbers led to the creation of the Explorer – the ultimate watch for adventurers. Since then, the Rolex Explorer has been an integral partner for mountaineers, scientists, volcanologists, polar explorers, and everyone in between. Despite its robust functionality, this elegant timepiece is also beautifully understated, making it a popular choice for thrill-seekers and collectors alike.
Arriving with a simple, elegant design and a highly legible black dial, the Rolex Explorer set itself apart from the brand’s other, flashier styles. For reliable accuracy, even in extreme conditions, the watch features large Chromalight hour markers and hands, with luminescent material that emits a lasting blue glow, allowing you to tell the time long after the light fades. Building on the success of the original style, Rolex launched the Explorer II in 1971, complete with a date display and an additional 24-hour hand, making it easy to distinguish day from night – an essential feature for speleologists and those working in permanent darkness (or permanent daylight). Whether you’re heading on an expedition or just a weekend adventure, the Rolex Explorer is a timepiece that’s ready for anything.
Our pre-owned Rolex Explorer watches give you the chance to skip the waiting lists and enjoy instant luxury. What’s more, second-hand Rolex watches hold their value, often increasing in worth over time – making them the perfect collector’s item. And with flexible finance options, you can spread the cost of your second-hand Rolex Explorer. Every Rolex we sell is fully serviced and checked for authenticity, so you can shop second-hand with complete confidence.