Rolex Explorer 1016

“If you were climbing here tomorrow, you’d wear a Rolex.” 

This is how Rolex advertised the Explorer 1016 in a 1967 print ad. This beautiful 1016 dates back to 1989 and therefore was one of the very last truly vintage Explorers ever produced. By the year 1990 the 1016 was replaced by the 14270, which for the first time featured a glossy dial with white-gold hour marker surroundings and sapphire crystal. Our 1016 still sports the classic matte black dial with painted tritium markers and the well-known Arabic numerals on the quarters (3-6-9). The dial is in remarkebly crisp condition with barely discoloured lume. The watch has a stainless-steel case, with the elegant case diameter of 36 mm, which is just perfect for everyone. It runs on the 1570 calibre; the first Rolex in-house calibre (together with the 1560) that passed the tests of the COSC. This movement was used for the 1016 until the end of its production in 1989.

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