1970s Explorer Ref. 1016

Item No. ROL0954
$16,000

Model features

EVEREST TESTED

Early prototypes of Rolex watches that would become the Explorer were worn in 1953 by the Team on Sir Edmund Hilary's successful attempt to conquer Mount Everest.

LONG LIVE THE EXPLORER

The Explorer has been a main stay in Rolex's sports watch line for 65 years and is still a popular model today.

THREE SIX NINE

The iconic dial layout with Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 9 on the dial is one of the most instantly recognisable features of any watch.

FROG FOOT

The name 'Frog Foot' is a reference to the odd shape of the Rolex coronet on these matte dials that first appeared in 1969.