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

Brand Rolex
Model Explorer I Gilt
Ref. No. 1016
Year 1966
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Very nice vintage condition, thick case
Bracelet / Strap Vintage Suede leather strap
Dial Excellent gilt dial with nicely patina'd marketer,. Matching hands
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No

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.