Rolex Explorer I – Ref 1016 Full set Box and Papers

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1967

Reference number: 1016

Serial number: 2,98X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United Kingdom

Price in EUR €: On request

Watch details

Beautiful original vintage Rolex Explorer ref 1016, with matt 3-6-9 dial circa 1971. Acquired directly from the original owner. The watch will be delivered as complete box-set on a 7835 bracelet, with it’s original inner/outer boxes, hang tag and punched-hole guarantee papers stating that it was originally sold by Watches of Switzerland in 1975. The early Explorer’s are currently enjoying a renaissance with collectors, yet still undervalued, providing the perfect vintage timepiece for any occasion. Case: Full. Light satin finish applied to the top lugs. Dial: Very good original condition. Clean with nice patina Hands: Very good original condition with matching patina Bracelet: 7835
BRAND: ROLEX
MODEL: EXPLORER
MODEL REF: 1016
SERIAL: 2,98X,XXX
YEAR: 1967
DIAL TYPE: MATT 369
CASE: 38MM
PAPERS: YES. COMPLETE BOXSET

Dealer

Daniel Bourn

THE EXPLORER 1953

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.

EVEREST 1953

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.

PIONEERING WATCHES

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.