Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 I c. 1964 GILT DIAL
Rolex 1016 Explorer I, stainless steel case on a leather strap with a stainless steel tang buckle, stainless steel case is in excellent condition, automatic Rolex cailber 1570 movement, glossy gilt dial is in very nice condition, with beautiful matching tritium patina on the hands and hour markers, acrylic crystal, serial 105XXXX (c. 1964). Excellent Condition.
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This is a vintage c. 1967 stainless steel Rolex Explorer I 1016. It has a leather strap with a stainless steel tang buckle, and an acrylic crystal. It has the original screw down Twinlock winding crown, and a solid screw down case back. The 36mm diameter solid three-body case, gently curved lugs, bracelet, and flat bezel, are polished/satin finished. It has a gilt black dial, luminous skeleton steel Rolex hands, and a center sweep seconds hand with a "lollipop" indicator disc. There are Arabic hour numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock, luminous baton markers with a triangle indicator at 12 o'clock, and there is a perimeter outer track with seconds/minute divisions. It's water resistant to 30 meters/100 feet, and it's a Certified Official Superlative Chronometer (COSC). The case, dial, and movement are all signed. This Rolex Explorer I 1016 has a mechanical automatic winding Rolex caliber 1570 movement that's rhodium-plated, and it's constructed with 26 jewels, a shock absorber device, a straight-line lever escapement, and a monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, and five positions. It includes a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, a central hacking seconds device for precision time setting, and Microstella regulating screws. The Rolex Explorer I 1016 was introduced in 1960, and it was produced until 1989. The Rolex Explorer was originally introduced in 1953, becoming the standard timepiece for adventurers, including mountain climber Sir Edmund Hillary, who scaled Mount Everest with his Tibetan comrade, Tenzing Norgay. They both wore an Oyster Perpetual to the summit, prompting Rolex to produce and debut their Explorer in commemoration of the conquest of Everest.
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