Rolex The steel Explorer ref. 1016

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1975
Reference number: 1016
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Monaco
Dealer name: Corrado Mattarelli
Price in EUR € 18.000


Beautiful example of Rolex steel Explorer ref. 1016, manufactured in 1975. Reference 1016 was produced from 1959 to 1990 and it represents one of the greatest classics and a milestone in the entire Rolex history. The present specimen is preserved in excellent overall condition. The emblematic “ 3-6-9 “ black matte dial is enhanced by the warm ivory tone of the indexes and the hands, which improve the charm of this timepiece. Definitely a great combination of sporty look and elegance. Case n: 4.085xx Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1570 Diameter: 36mm Box & Papers: None Manufactured in: 1975


Corrado Mattarelli


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