Rolex Explorer Ref 1016 from 1987

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1987
Reference number: 1016
Condition: hardly worn
Status: available
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ 21,000


Rolex Explorer Ref 1016 from 1987 Brand: Rolex Model: Explorer Reference: 1016 Gender: Unisex Year: 1987 Material: Steel Dial Color: Black Dimensions: 36mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Steel Condition: Excellent


Justin Gruenberg


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.