ROLEX EXPLORER I GILT REF 1016

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Model:

Year of issue: 1966

Reference number: 1016

Serial number: 1279XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

BrandRolex
ModelExplorer I Gilt
Ref. No.1016
Year1966
GenderGents
Case Size36mm
CaseVery nice vintage condition, thick case
Bracelet / StrapVintage Suede leather strap
DialExcellent gilt dial with nicely patina'd marketer,. Matching hands
PriceSold
CrystalAcrylic
MovementAutomatic
Functions
ConditionMint
BoxNo
PapersNo

Dealer

Tariq Malik

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.