Rolex Explorer ref. 1016 Matt dial serial R

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Year of issue: 1989

Reference number: 1016

Serial number: R8807xx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: Italy

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Rolex Explorer ref. 1016 Matt dial serial R Serial numbers R8807xx, 1989 in very good condition Serial and ref. numbers are perfect between the lugs Dial: Original Rolex Dial Matt dial Perfect condition Bracelet: original Rolex Oyster 78360/580 in mint condition Accessories: NONE   --------------------------------------------- Rolex Explorer ref. 1016 Matt Dial seriale R Seriale numero R8807xx, 1989 Cassa: in buone condizioni Seriale e referenza sono perfettamente visibili tra le anse Quadrante: quadrante originale Rolex Matt In perfette condizioni Bracciale: bracciale originale Rolex Oyster 78360/580 In perfette condizioni Accessori: nessuno  


Stefano Mazzariol


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.