Rolex Announces the Explorer 40

…and watch nerds pour a little 40 out for their dreams of another 39.

The Rolex Explorer 40 is the latest addition to the Explorer collection, and it’s sure to be a hit with…well, who?

Many are opining that this is a nod to the “general” Rolex-buying public, who seem to prefer a larger case diameter. But what will the smaller, noise herd of Explorer enthusiasts think?

I’ll be we can guess.3

The Watch

The Explorer 40 is equipped with Rolex’s new Calibre 3230 movement, a movement known to be incredibly accurate and reliable.

In addition to its larger case and new movement, the Explorer 40 also features a number of other improvements. The dial is now black, which makes it easier to read in low-light conditions. The bezel is also now smooth, which makes it easier to turn.

Key Features

  • 40mm case
  • Oystersteel case
  • Oysterlock folding clasp with Easylink
  • Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence
  • Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding movement
  • Calibre 3230
  • Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Bottom Line

The watch is priced at $8,950. Let the nerd-chatter begin.

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