ROLEX EXPLORER REF. 1016 TROPICAL DIAL
Beautiful and rare wristwatch. Round steel case. Lacquered black dial with tropical patina. Indexes 3, 6 and 9. Mercedes hands and central second hand. Leather strap with Rolex buckle.
Sir Edmund Hillary decided to take part in a very special expedition, to climb the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest at 8848 m.
He wore an Explorer I on his wrist, a model created in 1953 for adventure.
This iconic watch is easy to read and robust.
A true legend was born, and Rolex struck hard with this historic model.
Perfect design and aesthetics.
It benefits from the DNA of all-record watches, following the expedition in the snow, cold and wind without ever making a mistake and without ever disappointing its owner.
The model on offer is from 1964, under reference 1016, one of the most remarkable. A highly sought-after reference: the 1016 is the most desired Explorer I.
It’s a round steel case, 36mm in diameter. A magnificent black lacquered dial with a superb tropical patina, adorned with the famous 3, 6, 9 that characterizes it. Mercedes hands and central second hand. Leather strap.
A true tool watch with a distinctive patina, an explorer’s watch par excellence, a watchmaking myth.
A watch with an exemplary career. Since 1953, Rolex has been manufacturing this timeless and historic model, always with simplicity in mind.
A legend that can follow you in all your activities.