Rolex Explorer*** 14270*** 1991
ROLEX Explorer Ref. 14270 Tritium Dial, Pinholes case, 1991
Serial: N211873
Circa: 1991
Reference No: 14270

DIAL: Black ‘Explorer’ dial with 3-6-9 and baton tritium luminous hour markers

MOVEMENT: Caliber 3000, self-winding mechanical movement with 27 jewels

CASE: 36mm, stainless steel with smooth bezel, sapphire crystal

BRACLET: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet Ref 78360 with 558B end links, date code P3

CONDITION REPORT: Mint condition, unpolished and all original.

NOTES: The Explorer is widely known as the tribute for the first Rolex watches to have been at the top of Mount Everest; a record feat. Rolex had been sponsoring Himalayan expedition since the early 1930’s and also equipped climbers with watches for the extreme conditions they would encounter. On May 29, 1953, Rolex automatic chronometer watches accompanied Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, led by Sir John Hunt, as they completed the historic achievement of reaching the top of Mount Everest.
The epic feat was so emblematic of the robustness Rolex was putting into its watches that it this occasion sparked the launch of the Rolex Explorer in 1953. It incorporated the technical features improved upon during the Himalayan expeditions over twenty years to make it one of the most rugged of all Oysters.