2003 Rolex Explorer ref. 114270 with original guarantee
The 20th century marks the century of constant competition for achievements, the main questions of the time were: who will be the first man on the moon, who will go to the deepest seas, who will climb the highest mountains? Expeditions were led worldwide to be the first to accomplish these challenges.
Rolex, faithful to its principles and always in search of performance, has known how to associate itself with great historical events. This is how the Rolex Explorer was able to be worn on the wrist of Sir Edmund Hillary during the expedition to climb Mount Everest in 1953. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, making the Explorer the first watch to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
The Rolex Explorer has undergone many changes since its creation. But it has kept its mythical DNA which resides in its dial, the famous 3,6,9, and its Mercedes hand present since the 1953 models till today.
We find this DNA in this reference 114270, which embeds in its 36mm case the caliber 3000 certified COSC. Always admired, it is the most successful classic, sporty and elegant watch of its time due to its timeless design.
Case materialStainless Steel
CaseUnpolished, strong lines
HandsOriginal, nice condition
BraceletStainless steel, 11 links