Rolex 1016 Explorer 1 Crazy Mk1 Matt Dial Untouched Circa 1972

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1972
Reference number: 1016
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: France
Price in EUR € n/a


Rolex 1016 Explorer 1 Crazy Mk1 Matt Dial Untouched Circa 1972

serial 2,98xxxx

dial Original dial in perfect condition with perfect fat luminous that have all aged beautifully with perfectly matching hands

movement Rolex 1570

case Original case is in excellent condition, thick lugs and and sharp bezel. Original dome tropic 22 glass.

bracelet Comes on a leather band with a Rolex ardillon.

condition Untouched

accessories None

comments The Rolex 1016 Exporer 1 disappeared from the radar screens, its a real endangered species, this one is untouched, all original and in perfectcondition. A great watch to wear daily or add to any serious collection. price ON REQUEST-


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.