Rolex Explorer 1016, ‘R’ serial, SOLD

This is a rare late model 1016 Rolex Explorer, bearing a serial number beginning with ‘R’ which dates the watch to 1988/89, the last year of production of this long-running classic gents Rolex sports watch. All genuine 1016 Explorers are desirable, but very late examples such as this are particularly sought after. The watch came from the original owner and is unaltered, and still on its original 78360 Oyster bracelet, which bears the clasp code ‘N3’ which dates to 1989. The bracelet end pieces are the original 580 ones. The watch is in superb condition and keeping good time.