29. Rolex Explorer, ref. 1016, “Tropical Caramel-brown” dial, stainless steel, same owner for over 40 years.

Estimate € 6,000 –⁠ 9,000

Sold € 19,500
Lot Description
Model: Explorer
Material: Stainless steel
Reference N°: 1016
Year: Circa 1966/1967
Case N°: 1506594
Caliber: 1570 automatic
Bracelet: Rolex stainless steel Oyster
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement and bracelet

The first Explorer was launched by Rolex in 1953 for a famous mountaineer in a legendary ascent on Everest Mount. The reference 1016 is an early tool watch from the Rolex brand and today is considered a classic watch with a cool clean aesthetic. With the black lacquered dial on the early examples, features gilt printing and their now signature 3-6-9 numeral layout. The present example is in crispy original conditions, from the first owner and the black dial has turned in an incredible brown-caramel color. A unique chance to get a very attractive cool timepiece.

Montre Rolex en acier, modèle Explorer, réf. 1016, dans la même collection depuis environ 40 ans. Cadran « Tropical » de couleur marron caramel, rare opportunité d’acquérir un garde-temps unique par la couleur naturelle de son cadran.