Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design has been developing quite a rapport with luxury timepiece maker, Rolex, for the past year with numerous collaborative work involving the latter’s bespoke Bamford Watch Department. First there was the Oyster Perpetual Air King created for the staff of fragment design, then there’s the SOPH. 10th Anniversary Rolex Submariner, and just previewed not too long ago in November, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer which is now available at Paris’ colette. The new Oyster Perpetual Explorer features Rolex’s famed “Mercedes” hour hand, and remains simple and cool in all black aside from jolts of color in the 3, 6, 9 markers and the second hand. fragment design’s double lightning logo makes an appearance on the watch face and bears a great resemblance to other fragment design Rolex creations that all share the fuss-free monochrome black.
The classic Explorer is a wonderful canvas laden with history, as it debuted in 1953 just after Sir Edmund Hillary’s famous ascent of Mount Everest. The Explorer is known for its dependability even in the most extreme conditions. The Explorer is crafted from 904L steel which bears maximum resistance against corrosion, works on the highly precise self-winding Oyster movement and is Superlative Chronometer certified (meaning the watch underwent 15 days of testing and maintained unparalleled precision in a variety of positions, temperatures and conditions).
For those seeking the luxury and unwavering reliability of Rolex, but also craves the touch of contemporary relevance, the fragment design Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer Watch is a wonderful investment piece that will withstand the test of style and time.