This iconic 36mm Rolex Explorer 1 has reference 114270 and was produced in 2002. The watch is in overall great condition. The cal. 3130 automatic movement is running perfectly, and was recently fully serviced by our watchmaker. The stainless steel 36mm oyster case is in great condition, with sharp edges and even brushing on the lugs. Inside the case we find the black 3,6,9 explorer dial. The hour markers are made from with gold and are filled with luminova. It's protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal which is held in place by the smooth stainless steel bezel. The original Rolex oyster is in great condition with virtually no stretch. The watch comes together with the Rolex box, papers, booklets and more.
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.