ROLEX — Explorer Sir Edmund Hillary— Ref. 6298 — 1953

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1953
Reference number: 6298
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Germany
Dealer name: Ralf Meertz
Price in EUR € n/a


ROLEX — Explorer Sir Edmund Hillary— Ref. 6298 — 1953  WOT-ID: 36000

  • Description Sir Edmund Hillary, black honeycomp dial Early and very rare  Explorer, referenz 6298 one of the first serie of Explorer.
  • Casing steel, acrylic glass, screwed case
  • Diameter 36.0 mm
  • Movement caliber Rolex big, automatic
  • Watch Face black, original dial and hands
  • Watch Band buckle, leather strap
  • * rare and nice collector's item
  • Condition very nice original condition
  • Year 1953, 14.400 EUR


Ralf Meertz


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.