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The Rolex Hillary Tenzing Edition Explorer Set is one of the most exciting custom Rolex packages that we have seen in a long time. Therefore we are of course very excited to finally be able to show you the full set today.

The watches and gear honoring Hillary and Tenzing, two of the greatest mountaineering families of all times, consists of three watches – specially done 36mm, 39mm and 42mm Rolex Explorers.

“Beyond just the three watches, however, each of the 88 Hillary Tenzing Edition sets come as a complete package with spectacular various custom-made items and gear commemorating the 1953 Everest expedition, such as a unique silver mountaineering pin, a limited HTE edition of the book Everest by the late George Band and a leather bound map of the original 1953 expedition route to Everest, to name a few highlights. All packed in a beautiful, hand-crafted wooden crate like the one use in the 1953 expedition. As well, buyers of a HTE package get an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Peter Hillary and Jamling Tenzing Norgay on a private trek to Everest Basecamp in May 2012. In May 2011, HTE number 88/88 was sold for $104,568 at Christie’s in Geneva (proceeds went entirely to the Hillary and Tenzing family foundations), but you can get your own set for about $40,000 (asking price is 28,800 EUR).”

Make sure to check out the official website for some great background information and more.

A further look at the set follows after the jump.

(Via Perpetuelle)

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