2304
2304

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT ASIAN COLLECTOR

Rolex
EXPLORER, REFERENCE 1016 A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH GILT CHAPTER RING DIAL, CIRCA 1960
Estimate
160,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2304

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT ASIAN COLLECTOR

Rolex
EXPLORER, REFERENCE 1016 A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH GILT CHAPTER RING DIAL, CIRCA 1960
Estimate
160,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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Rolex
EXPLORER, REFERENCE 1016 A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH GILT CHAPTER RING DIAL, CIRCA 1960
Dial: gilt
Calibre: cal. 1560 automatic, 25 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 596'147
Closure: black unsigned leather strap and stainless steel buckle
Size: 37 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
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Catalogue Note

The sports watch has gained immensely in recent years in terms of popularity and value. The knowledge that we have as collectors and scholars has also increased significantly. The 1950’s and early 1960’s saw Rolex create some of the greatest tool watches known to man. With the raise of the aircraft and international travel, Rolex introduced the GMT master. To aid those in the spirit of adventure, negotiating new environments with versatile conditions and extremes we have the Explorer. Finally, for those exploring the wonderful underwater world, Rolex introduced the Submariner, the most famous tool watch of all.

Rolex, in the world of watchmaking is one of the most powerful and well-known names in history of watches. The following lots are some of Rolex’s most iconic models that pay homage to the brand that even today is constantly improving its manufacture fueled by the true desire for constant innovation.   

運動腕錶近年於市場上大行其道,風頭一時無兩,連帶藏家及權威亦相得益彰,對古董運動腕錶的研究愈趨深入。於20世界50至60年代,勞力士因各專門範疇的特別需要而推出不同系列腕錶,以滿足其特別需求。因航空業及國際旅遊業發展蓬勃,勞力士推出GMT Master系列;因應對極端環境及滿足探險家需求,Explorer從而誕生;而針對探索神秘深海世界而需要滿足嚴苛要求,世上最具標誌性的運動腕錶Submariner系列從而誕生。

勞力士作為全球製錶業最具影響力及為人所頌的業界翹楚,當之無愧。蘇富比為各位呈獻以下一系列勞力士最具標誌性的腕錶,向品牌精益求精及力求創新完美的匠人精神致敬。

The Explorer 1016 is one of the most iconic Rolexes, that was in production for almost 30 years. This reference started with a gilt, glossy dial, and towards late 1966, early 1967 the manufacture switched to a matte dial with painted numerals, which was made by the manufacture well into the 1980s. 

Special attention should be paid to the present Explorers serial number. It is quite similar to that of Ian Fleming’s own personal Explorer. The serial number of the Ian Fleming Explorer is 596’851, just a few hundred watches later.

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