Rolex Explorer I Frog Leg Ref. 1016 Year 1971 (Full Set)

Year of issue: 1971
Reference number: 1016
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


SKU 1.1.609
Brand Rolex
Model Explorer I Frog Leg
Ref. No. 1016
Serial No. 2962XXX
Year 1971
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent and well defined case with strong and even lugs,  numbers between the lugs are fully intact
Bracelet / Strap Very good folded Oyster bracelet
Dial Excellent matte dial with dark patina on the numerals and indexes. The dial has the rare frog leg coronet which was only produced for a short period.
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Condition Mint
Box Orig. box and carton stickered 1016/0
Papers Orig. Certificate and booklet


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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.


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