Hello World!

In physics, spacetime is any mathematical model that combines space and time into a single continuum. The spacetime in our universe regards space as three dimensions: length, width, and height, and time as consisting of one other dimension, or the fourth dimension.

By combining space and time into a single manifold, physicists have significantly simplified a large number of physical theories and described in a more uniform way the workings of the universe from the subatomic to the supergalactic levels. This is however not my goal here.

Watches and travel have fascinated me for several years now, and I want to start a blog about timepieces and my travels. Incidentally, watches have been linked to the world of travel and exploration for generations. While the names of the many models that have played a vital role in the exploration of our world have now been lost in the mists of time, others are still legendary, such as, for instance, the Rolex Explorer.

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In 1953, Sir Edmund Percival Hillary became the first man to summit the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, along with his expedition partner, Tenzing Norgay. And it is highly known that they did so with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual. The said watch would prove to be the ancestor of the Explorer, which was issued to commemorate the successful ascent. It is said that it benefited from all the technical know-how gained during the Himalayan expeditions and it is one of the most rugged of all Oysters. It is hewn from a block of 904L stainless steel and features a robust, all-steel Oyster bracelet, shatter-proof and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal dial window, and  a Twinlock winding crown with a double waterproofness system (it ensures that the screw-down crown is water-resistant because of two sealed zones: one inside the tube of the crown and the other inside the winding crown itself making the watch waterproof up to a depth of 100 meters or 330 feet). The characteristic black dial and Arabic 3-6-9 hour markers ensure easy reading of the time and its Chromalight hands and hour markers glow in the dark. And of course, it has a self-winding Rolex movement that delivers ultimate precision and reliability.

Rolex Explorer

The intensely classical watch, like its cousins: the Submariner, the Explorer II, the GMT, and the Daytona, is one most of the distinctive sports watches in the world. Famous celebrities and actors, like the main actors in two of my most favorites movies (Good Will Hunting and Meet Joe Black), have often been seen wearing Rolex Explorers. I also wear a Rolex Explorer.

In 2010, my wife gave me a 36mm Rolex Explorer for our wedding. I have worn that watch as my everyday watch ever since. I wear it to work, during weekends, and in formal occasions. It is my ideal watch and one of my prized possessions. It is thus only fitting that I feature the said watch in the first post of this blog. I truly love my Rolex Explorer!

Thank you for reading and I hope you had a good time!


2 thoughts on “Hello World!

  1. One of my favorites as well, not just for its design, which is sublime, but for its providence. Thank you for your edifying reflection. Someday I would love to have an actual 1016.

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