Rolex Tiffany Explorer ref 14270

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Year of issue: 1991

Reference number: 14270

Serial number: N,46X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Explorer, ref. 14270 retailed by Tiffany & Co. Circa: 1991 Serial: N,46X,XXX Dial: Black with "Tiffany & Co." printing Case Size: 36mm Case Thickness: 12mm Bracelet Size: 7.25 inches Bracelet Material: Steel Case Material: Steel Bezel Material: Steel Movement: Automatic Functions: Time Only


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Rolex on Everest's first ascents
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