Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, Oct 08, 2017

LOT 211

ROLEX EXPLORER BLACKOUT REF. 14270 STEEL An extremely fine self-winding wristwatch.

HKD 70,000 - 120,000

CHF 8,650 - 15,000 / USD 9,000 - 15,500

Sold: HKD 112,500

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Explorer

Reference Ref. 14270

Year Sold on August 1991

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex bracelet with deployant clasp, (Ref. 78360), 190 mm.

Numbers Case N. E 813832

Caliber 3000

Dimensions 35 mm.

Accessories Original fitted box, guarantee, booklets, papers, red Chronometer seal and anchor.


Signed Dial, case and movement. The word "Blackout" is referring to the black lacquer filled "3, 6, 9" hour markers. Rolex launched the first ever Blackout version for reference 14270 in 1990, and thereafter all Blackouts produced between 1990 and 1991 seem to bear a serial number starting with letter "E" or "X". This example is sold by a Japanese authorized retailer in 1991 and in an almost unused condition.