Rolex “R-Series” Explorer, ref. 1016

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Year of issue: 1987

Reference number: 1016

Serial number: R,88X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 20,000

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Explorer Reference: 1016 Gender: Gents Year: 1987 Material: Steel Dial Color: Black Dimensions: 36mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Steel Bracelet Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 134160

The Rolex Explorer 1016 was produced for more than 25 years before being discontinued in 1987. This final production of 1016s feature R and L serial numbers like this beautiful R-Series. This watch is in excellent condition with a nice thick case and clean dial. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions.

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.