Rolex Explorer 14270 Blackout Full Set 1991

Year of issue: 1991
Reference number: 14270
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Switzerland
Price in EUR € n/a


Rolex Explorer 14270 Blackout Full Set 1991, excellent and sharp that has been polished in the past and shows some wear of use, excellent and rare "blackout" tritium dial with matching hands, excellent 78360 oyster bracelet with 558B endlinks that shows light stretch from use, claspcode is N4, no service history, perfect working conditions


Private: Laurent Ponti


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.