Rolex Explorer 6610

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1957
Reference number: 6610
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Spain
Price in EUR € n/a


Good condition: The case is in good condition but has been polished over the years. The original Rivet Oyster bracelet from 1966 is in good condition and has got little stretch from use. Excellent Gilt Chapter Ring dial with creamy yellow markers. The dial is aging to a matte finish but still conserves its glossy look


Ancienne Vintage Gallery


Rolex on Everest's first ascents
Inspired by knowledge gained from this fascinating chapter of human adventure, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer, launched in 1953 to celebrate the victorious ascent of Everest, immediately acquired iconic status.


In 1953, Sir John Hunt’s expedition, in which Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest, was equipped with Oyster Perpetuals.


In the early 1950s, Rolex developed professional watches that served as tools and whose functions went far beyond simply telling the time. These watches were intended for professional activities, such as deep-sea diving, aviation, mountain climbing and scientific exploration. The watches generated lasting enthusiasm and became known as the watches of achievers.