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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 116

    Rolex. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, garantie and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, EXPLORER, REF. 14270, CASE NO. N286020, MANUFACTURED IN 1991

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    Rolex. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, garantie and box
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, Ref. 14270, case no. N286020, manufactured in 1991
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 3000, 27 jewels
    DIAL: black dial with applied luminous baton and dagger numerals, Arabic 3, 6 and 9 numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds
    CASE: stainless steel, tonneau-shaped, screw back and screw down crown, 36 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp, approximate overall length 180 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Rolex Garantie stamped by Uhren Sonntag München and dated 8 April 1992, Rolex literature, chronometer tag, Rolex box and outer packaging


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    Presented in “as new” condition with almost no signs of use, this Explorer reference 14270 still retains the original Rolex green protective sticker on the case back. It is furthermore delivered complete with all its accessories.

    In 1989, Rolex launched reference 14270, which incorporating numerous changes to the cherished Explorer, including a new case, dial, movement, sapphire crystal, only the hands remained the same. The new calibre 3000 movement has a higher beat and greater shock resistance.

    Although differing significantly from the vintage ref. 1016, ref. 14270 represents the perfect blending of modern features yet still maintaining the history which made the Explorer so popular. Ref. 14270 was produced until around 2001 when it was replaced by ref. 114270.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.