S/Steel Rolex Explorer ref 1016 with tropical dial from 1966

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1966
Reference number: 1016
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a

Description

Stunning Explorer ref 1016 from 1966 with glossy tropical dial and matching riveted, stretch Oyster bracelet.

Dealer

Alessandro Ciani

THE EXPLORER 1953

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.

EVEREST 1953

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.

PIONEERING WATCHES

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.