1969 Vintage Rolex 1016 Explorer 1 Mk2 Dial with Original Box & Papers

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1969
Reference number: 1016
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: France
Price in EUR € n/a


1969 Vintage Rolex 1016 Explorer 1 Mk2 Dial with Original Box & Papers

year II.69

serial 2,11xxxx

dial Origina and rare Mk2 dial in perfect condition with perfect fat luminous that have all aged beautifully with perfectly matching hands.

movement Rolex 1570

case Excellent original case has been lightly detailed in the past, thick lugs and and sharp bezel. Original dome tropic 22 glass.

bracelet Comes on a later Rolex oyster band ref 78360 with 580 endlinks, 12 links, almost no stretch.

condition Perfect !!!!!

accessories Comes with its original inner and outer box and original double punched paper

comments The Rolex 1016 Exporer 1 disappeared from the radar screens, its a real endangered species, this one is perfect, all original. A great watch to wear daily or add to any serious collection.  


Jerome Fellous


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.