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This year 1953 marked an important turning point in the history of the land conquest.

From the abyssal depths of the oceans, to the 8848 of the largest summit in the world that is Everest, Rolex is more than present in the frantic race, to equip the conquering emeritus of time measuring instruments.

Solid, reliable and resistant to aggression in hostile environments, these explorers watches are infinitely remarkable. True companion, they are indispensable in extreme conditions.

On May 29, 1953, Sir Hedmund Hillary ascended Mount Everest, a Rolex on his wrist. What a magnificent symbol for the brand that becomes that of all feats.

From there was born the iconic Explorer I, an automatic steel watch, waterproof, wearing only its hour and minute dials.

The main DNA of the myth lies in its dial, the famous 3,6,9 present on all models from 1953 until today.

With a few exceptions, it is only made of steel, black dial and Mercedes hands. The trifecta for this model that does not take a ride over its long years of manufacture. It remains a must in the Rolex catalog. The proposed model is 1999, under the reference 14270.

The Explorer I has a oyster type steel case 36 mm in diameter. A black dial with applied rims and luminescent tritium T <25 and the famous 3,6,9. The glass is a sapphire crystal. His bracelet is an armored oyster.

The movement is caliber 3000, automatic winding, it is chronometer certified COSQ.

It is certainly the most successful, but also the most sober, classic, sporty and elegant watch, never equaled in its field, it impresses with its simplicity and its timeless design.

Give yourself a modern watch with an undeniable historical past, it is also delivered with its case and its papers, a reference not to be missed.

Data sheet

Box Stainless steel
Strap Steel
Glass Sapphire
Buckle Deployment buckle
Movement Automatic
Condition Very good
Year 1999
Features Hours, minutes, seconds
Dimensions 36mm
Case Yes
Papers Yes
Hands Mercedes
Type Unisex

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