This reference 114270 Rolex Explorer is in overall great condition. The automatic movement is running perfectly, and was serviced by our watchmakers. The 36mm stainless steel case is in very sharp condition with sharp edges and even brushing on the thick lugs. Inside the case we find the black 3,6,9 explorer dial in with luminova in great condition, it’s protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal which is held in place by the smooth stainless steel bezel. The original Rolex oyster bracelet is in good condition with no stretch. The watch comes together with the original box, papers, tag and booklets.
Rolex introduced the Explorer in 1953 to celebrate that 2 mountaineers climbed Mount Everest – of course wearing Rolex Explorer watches on their wrists. The Explorer has been in production ever since and is one of the all time classics from Rolex. Watch collectors love this watch for it’s simple and beautiful design. Since the watch’s birth, Rolex has continued to update the Explorer.
Rolex first introduced the reference Explorer 1016 in ‘59, and it was in production until 1989. The Explorer stayed almost the same in appearance during this period. The only notable change was a switch from glossy to matte dials in ‘66.