ROLEX EXPLORER 1 Ref. 1016 GILT DIAL BOX & PAPERS
Fine and very rare stainless steel self-winding wristwatch with black gilt dial. With box and original chronometer certificate.
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Sir Edmund Hillary decided to take part in a special expedition, that of climbing the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest at 8848 m. He then wears an explorer on his wrist. Model created in 1953, designed for adventure. This iconic watch is robust and readable. A true legend is born, Rolex strikes hard with this historical model. A perfect design and aesthetics.
The model presented here is the reference 1016 from 1966, one of the most remarkable. A highly sought-after reference, the 1016 is the most desired explorer 1.
It is a round stainless steel case of 36 mm diameter. A beautiful black lacquered dial called “Gilt” with the famous 3, 6, 9 that characterizes it. Mercedes hands and central seconds hand. Self-winding mechanical movement, chronometer certified.
This is a true Tool Watch, an explorer’s watch par excellence, a watchmaking myth.
A watch with an exemplary career. Since 1953, Rolex has been making this historic and unmissable model, always with simplicity in mind.
A legend that can follow you in all your activities.