Rolex Gilt Dial Explorer, ref. 1016

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Year of issue: 1965

Reference number: 1016

Serial number: 1,37X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: RolexModel: "Gilt Dial" Explorer, ref. 1016Circa: 1965Serial: 1,37X,XXXDial: Black, Gilt dial with slight damage between 1 and 2 o'clock and 3 and 4 o'clockCase Size: 36mmCase Thickness: 12mmBracelet Material: LeatherCase Material: SteelBezel Material: SteelMovement: AutomaticFunction: Time, Date This watch has signs of aging on the dial at 1 o'clock, 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock.

Dealer

Justin Gruenberg

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.