Important Watches & Jewelry
New York, Dec 08, 2016
ROLEZ REF. 1016 EXPLORER GILT DIAL STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," Ref. 1016. Made in 1963. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water- resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet.
Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown. Black with luminous Arabic numerals and baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions. Luminous steel skeleton hands. Cal. 1560, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.