|Model:||Oyster Perpetual Explorer 1016|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||36mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||44mm|
|Price:||Price: Upon request|
Very collectible Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 1016 from 1967 with round black dial with mustard Arabic numerals for 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and baton for other hours. At 6 o’clock is engraved, “Superlative chronometer officially certified”. It is a “Swiss – T 25” model. The hands are in steel with “Mercedes” style. All luminous are good. The crown has the Rolex logo. It is a screwed back stainless steel case with engraved inside “Montres Rolex SA - Geneva- Switzerland - Patented - Stainless Steel - 1016 - IV 67”. The serial number of the watch is 1.737 million series. It is an automatic movement with Rolex caliber 1570 with 26 jewels. The watch comes with Nato brown leather strap.
In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf founded in London “ Wilsdorf & Davis” a wholesaler company. The same year, he signed a contract to distribute the Aegler wristwatches brand in UK. In 1908, he creates his own brand called “Rolex” abbreviation of “Rolling Export”. In 1914, Wilsdorf won a class “A” rating certificate from the Kew observatory in England. In 1914, “Les Fils de jean Aegler become Rolex Watch Co. Aegler SA, Manufacture d’Horlogerie”. In 1920, Wilsdorf founded “Montres Rolex SA” in Geneva. In 1926, he patented a watchcase with a screw down crown. In 1927 the “Oyster” was born when Mercedes Gleitze crossed the Channel in 15 hours and 15 minutes. In 1931, came the “Perpetual”, then the “Datejust” in 1945. Since 2000, Rolex makes its own movements and produce over 700,000 watches a year many being iconic like the Daytona, Submariner or the Prince to name a few.
Automatic movement with caliber 1570 with 26 jewels and 19,800 A/h with 48 hours of power reserve. The movement started to be produced in 1965 to 1974.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 36mm
Length including lugs: 44mm