Explorer

1988

£14,500

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Model name
Explorer
Year
1988
Metal
Stainless Steel
Reference
1016
Dial
Matte Black
Serial
R8XXXXX
Style
Men's / Unisex
Bezel
Smooth
Indexes
Luminous
Case
36mm
Bracelet
Oyster
Bracelet size
160-200mm
Crystal
Plexiglass
Box & Paperwork
Oysterbar
Movement
Automatic Cal. 1570
Condition
Excellent
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DIAL
Original matte black dial

Original matte black dial with luminous markers & Mercedes hands. The dial is signed  “Swiss-T<25” referring to the original tritium luminous used on the dial. The tritium on these late 1016s tend to remain fairly white compared to the 1970s models. The dial has not been touched by us and remains in excellent original condition.

CASE
36mm steel case with smooth bezel

The Explorer reference 1016 in stainless steel with smooth bezel. The R serial number in-between the lugs denotes to the year of production to 1988. This is right at the end of the production timeline for this reference. The case has been professionally polished by our watchmakers giving the watch a stunning aesthetic. It features a domed plexiglass crystal and an original Rolex Twinlock screw down crown.

BRACELET
Rolex Oyster Bracelet

Original Rolex Oyster bracelet. Bracelets can be resized on request.

Box & Paperwork

This watch comes with one of our bespoke green leather watch boxes (made in Italy). It is accompanied by documentation to guarantee the authenticity, and a certificate from The Watch Register stating that the watch has cleared their extensive database of lost & stolen watches.

Oysterbar Guarantee

This watch has been checked by our experts and serviced by our Rolex authorised watchmaker, so that we can guarantee the authenticity and provide an 18 month mechanical warranty.