The Rolex Explorer is ’the’ Rolex Tool watch. It’s the model that started the whole Sport watch hype. It was designed to be an expedition watch and got it’s recognition when it went up the Mount Everest in the early 50’s.
This is the reference 1016 from c 1960 and features a beautiful Gilt dial. It has also created a unique pattern over the years which shows as chocolate coloured in sun light and it really is a talking point .
The 35 mm stainless steel case is dated IV/60 and is fitted to an original Rolex steel bracelet
These early Explorers are very sought after by collectors and are also understated enough to wear every day.
Stock Number 6054