Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer Watch Face

Update: I have now updated my most popular watch face, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer. It now has my new Weather Station feature. Just face it, it's actually smartwatches we use for these watch faces. So why not add some smart features? Personally I have always wanted an easy way to to see all the info I need in one place without hurting the beautiful look of the watch design. So I decided to create something simple as a "page" with all that information that I need. So with just one tap above 12 o'clock you can unveil my "Weather Station" with info about the weather, battery life, day, date and month. And of course the time. And with just a tap again at the same place, you can easily and fast hide it again. Personally I think it's useful, so I added that new feature to this watch face. I hope you like it too. If not, well then just simply not use it. As I said, it doesn't hurt the design in any way. I also made the second hand showing battery life when dimmed optional. Click in the middle to turn it on, click again to turn it off. I also added an optional date window. Click on 3 o'clock to make it visible. Click again to hide it. I also increased the automated lowering of the brightness after sundown to 40%. It's more realistic that way. New photos:

It's all started with a Mount Everest expedition in 1953. Now in 2017 I am releasing a watch face of the latest version from 2016 of the Rolex Explorer. I love this watch. It has everything I like, simplicity but still with a lots of details. I like the raised markers and all the shadows that's comes because of that. I like the distinctive numbers 3, 6 and 9. And I like the small hour markers above the larger ones that "glows" nicely in the dark thanks to the built-in "lume" that smartwatches already has. It works great with the added variable brightness.

I also like the dark background that has some very subtle texture to it. And finally I like the detailed hands. Simply put, for me the Rolex Explorer is one of the most beautiful watches. And personally I think I've succeeded to put that beauty into a watch face for smartwatches. My goal was to make it function and look good on the watch and not only in the app (that's the main reason why I don't do bezels or chrono watches. I mean, my smartwatch already has bezels and a built-in chrono).

On this watchface i also added an automatic decrease of brightness after sunset. It decreases the brightness with 30%. And get to normal brightness again at sunrise.

But of course I added variable brightness that I prefer over Lume. Because smartwatches already has "lume" built-in. Setting the brightness level between 5-7 works great in low light environments.This variable brightness you can use together with the automated too if you like. Both works simultaneously.

Second hand shows battery level when dimmed. Tap below 6 (where it says "SWISS MADE") to choose between 7 different brightness levels. I added that placement very low on the display to minimize the risk of adding smudge and dirt on the screen.

Enjoy this watchface made of 50 layers in the Watchmaker app!

So install this Rolex Explorer watch face and show it on your wrist for me now! :)

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