Rolex Explorer I Ref 1016 “R Serial”

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Year of issue:

Reference number: 1016

Serial number: R-serie

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 8,800

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Rolex Explorer "R Serial"

REF. 1016

One of the most coveted 1016s, the R and L serial Explorers represent the penultimate and final iteration of the plastic crystal Explorer. An enduring icon of a lost era, this is a beautiful example to add to the collection.


Thick case with straight lugs. There is light surface wear on the lugs, but no major dings or scratches. Numbers between lugs are clean and visible to the naked eye. Bezel retains sharp edges and also has only superficial scratches.


Original matte tritium dial in excellent condition with matching hands.


Comes one a 78360 oyster band with 13 links and 580 end pieces. The band exhibits only very minor stretch.


Eric Ku