Rolex Explorer 1016 with Box and Punched Paper- Excellent conditions –

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1975
Reference number: 1016
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Italy
Price in EUR € 17.000


Brand: ROLEX Model: Explorer 1016 Reference: 1016 Year of production: 1975 Case diameter: 36 mm Bezel: Steel Glass: Plexiglas Dial: Black Movement: Mechanical Automatic Bracelet: Oyster Set: Box and Paper Conditions: Excellent


Maurizio De Angelis


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.