Watch Comparison: Rolex Submariner vs. Rolex Explorer

Submariner vs. Explorer

How do you choose between a Rolex Submariner and a Rolex Explorer? What is the difference between a Rolex Explorer and Rolex Submariner? Choosing between these two models is a hard decision. Both the Rolex Explorer and Rolex Submarine are rugged and durable watches. Every Rolex watch is precise and accurate, so you cannot go wrong with either watch. It just comes down to function. However, many consider the Rolex Submariner to be a bit more rugged as it has a rotating ceramic bezel and the Rolex Explorer has a more classic look and will look better with a suit. Everyone has different opinions and there is not one right choice. Both the Rolex Submariner and Rolex Explorer are great watches and you cannot go wrong with either! Here are some of the the features and attributes of the Rolex Submariner and Rolex Explorer.

  Rolex Submariner
Case: The Oyster caseback on the Rolex Submariner (and Explorer) is hermetically sealed to the case, preventing the movement from suffering damage from shocks, pressure, water, dust, etc.
Features: Because the Rolex Submariner is a constant companion of many divers, the Submariner Date model features a Rolex Glidelock clasp. This clasp allows divers to adjust the bracelet to fit over a thick diving suit, no tools necessary.
It is water-resistant up to 1,000 feet because of its patented triple-seal Triplock winding crown, which was introduced in 1970. This crown assures water-resistance.
Bezel: One of the key functions of the Rolex Submariner is the unidirectional rotating bezel. The graduations on the bezel allow the diver to accurately time any dive. The ceramic bezel is extremely hard and durable and will not change colors as a result of UV rays. For safety reason, the bezel only rotation counterclockwise to prevent from overestimating elapsed time.

 

Rolex Submariner ref. A436080

Rolex Submariner ref. A436080

Rolex Submariner ref. LV 16610T

Rolex Submariner ref. LV 16610T

Rolex Explorer
Case: The case of a Rolex Explorer is constructed from 904L steel. This super alloy is resistant to corrosion and is highly polishable.
Features: The dial on the Rolex Explorer features an orange 24-hour hand that can be set independently of the second time zone.
On the back of the Rolex Explorer are the words “SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED.” This watch has endured hours of strenuous tests that prove the accuracy and dependability of the Rolex Explorer.
After five years of research and testing, Rolex developed the blue Parachrom hairspring. This hairspring is resistant to magnetic fields and is up to 10 times more resistant to shocks. The unique blue hairspring represents the accuracy of the piece and the prestige of the Rolex watch.
Bezel: The bezel of the Rolex Explorer, depending on the model, as graduations, but does not rotate.

 

Rolex Explorer ref. 214270

Rolex Explorer ref. 214270

Rolex Explorer II ref. 16570

Rolex Explorer II ref. 16570

 

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