Rolex Explorer ref. 1016 ser.L2

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1989

Reference number: 1016

Serial number: L2164**

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: Italy

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Rolex Explorer ref. 1016

Serial numbers L2164**, 1989

Case: Serial and ref. numbers are perfect between the lugs Perfect condition

Dial: Original Rolex mint condition

Bracelet: Original Rolex Oyster ref. 78360/580 claps T3 perfect condition

Accessories: none



Rolex Explorer ref. 1016 Seriale numero L2164**,1989

Cassa: Seriale e referenza sono visibili tra le anse in perfette condizioni

Quadrante: Quadrante originale Rolex In condizioni di nuovo

Bracciale: Originale Rolex Oyster ref. 78360/580 clasp T3 Perfette Condizioni

Accessori: nessuno

€ 9,500


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.