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Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer 1016
Rp. 222,296,544
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Gold Diggers LTD
 
BG
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black
Rolex Explorer Stahl 214270
Rp. 87,107,312
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
263
DE
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black
Rolex Explorer I Unworn Steel 114270
Rp. 130,648,512
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
335
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I 39 MM
Rp. 88,095,296
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1027
NL
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer - New full set 2019
Rp. 100,445,104
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La Clessidra Orologi S.r.l.
111
IT
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black
Rolex Explorer I Ref. 114270
Rp. 79,862,088
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Steiner Maastricht
281
NL
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer 1
Rp. 76,568,816
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ORION
5
IT
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 189,363,712
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LE MUSE sas
117
IT
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I 39mm Black Dial - Box & Papers 2019
Rp. 112,602,104
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
180
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer "Blackout Dial"
Rp. 293,306,112
Free shipping
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CJ Charles Jewelers
8
US
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black
Rolex Explorer 39 mm Stahl 214270
Rp. 87,107,312
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
263
DE
Rolex Explorer Steel 34mm Black
Rolex Explorer 5500
Rp. 103,390,904
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
335
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 34mm
Rolex Explorer ref 1002 original Box and STS Service doc
Rp. 112,696,088
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The Watch Collector Ltd.
124
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm
Rolex Explorer 6098 "ovettone"
Rp. 107,031,672
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La Clessidra Orologi S.r.l.
111
IT
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex 214270 Explorer 39mm Black Dial Domed Bezel Stainless Steel
Rp. 106,489,272
Free shipping
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Master Luxury USA
83
US
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 85,625,336
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Tempi Moderni
 
IT
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
TOP
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 73,934,184
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Explorer Ref-1016 Stainless Steel Papers Bj-1983
Rp. 278,117,664
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
185
DE
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 79,038,768
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confidentielwatchs
11
BE
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 189,363,712
Seller
LE MUSE sas
117
IT
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 85,625,336
Seller
Turelojya SL
302
ES
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 78,215,456
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TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
 
AT
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I, "Swiss" Only Dial, Ref: 14270 (With Papers)
Rp. 84,592,560
Seller
Tempvs Ltd
139
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex 1016 Explorer with Stunning patina 1967
Rp. 206,687,824
Seller
M&J Watches Ltd
43
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black
Rolex Explorer 1016 Matte Mk1 Frog Foot 1969
Rp. 230,585,232
Seller
Roy & Sacha Davidoff S.A.
14
CH
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black
Rolex Explorer 214270
Rp. 120,845,064
Seller
Messina Jewelers
36
US
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I 39mm Black Dial - Box & Papers 2016
Rp. 103,672,880
Seller
Mark Worthington Jewellers
180
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 87,271,976
Seller
confidentielwatchs
11
BE
Rolex Explorer Steel 34mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Oyster Commando Explorer Dial Ref-6429 Stainless...
Rp. 155,607,584
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
185
DE
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 188,897,856
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TIME HILL LIMITED
 
HK
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer 214270 - Gents Watch - Black Dial - 2011
Rp. 89,292,144
Seller
Miltons Diamonds
54
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I Roestvrij Staal 1016 - COM1782
Rp. 248,626,336
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Xupes.nl
22
NL
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black
Rolex Explorer Stahl Papiere von 2016 Ref.214270
Rp. 100,280,440
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Juwelier Edmund Arnold GmbH
78
DE
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm
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Rolex Explorer 1016
Rp. 279,928,992
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Private Seller
 
DE
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 72,147,408
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Radcliffe
157
US
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 97,975,144
Free shipping
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Guardian Of Time
1012
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I 39mm Black Dial - Box & Papers 2015
Rp. 103,672,880
Seller
Mark Worthington Jewellers
180
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer 214270 LC100 MINT, FULL SET
Rp. 90,565,264
Seller
LUXUS-PORT
117
DE
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm
Rolex Explorer I 114270 with Papers
Rp. 81,801,456
Seller
Private Seller
US
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer 214270 - Gents Watch - Black Dial - 2011
Rp. 89,292,144
Seller
Miltons Diamonds
54
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 97,975,144
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
 
AT
Rolex Explorer Steel 34mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I Roestvrij Staal 5500 - COM2071
Rp. 568,074,688
Seller
Xupes.nl
22
NL
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer Full Set
Rp. 79,862,088
Seller
Vip Chrono Watches SL
186
ES
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 206,781,808
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Maunder Watch Co
48
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 394,319,584
Seller
TIME HILL LIMITED
 
HK
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer 1 214270 39mm Indici Luminescenti BLUE
Rp. 98,782,000
Free shipping
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Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
3427
IT
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I Ref: 14270 Box & Papiere von 2001
Rp. 76,552,344
Seller
watch-dealer24
79
DE
Rolex Explorer Steel 35mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer - Black Dial - Box and Papers - Good Condition...
Rp. 81,508,728
Seller
Monaco Watch Company
485
MC
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black
Rolex Explorer I Stahl Automatik 36mm Ref.14270 Vintage...
Rp. 75,663,160
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Juwelier Ralf Häffner
1005
DE
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer 214270 - Gents Watch - Black Dial - 2015
Rp. 89,292,144
Seller
Miltons Diamonds
54
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I Shorthand Roestvrij Staal 214270 - W5847
Rp. 98,782,000
Seller
Xupes.nl
22
NL
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black
Rolex Explorer 14270 Watch with Stainless Steel Bracelet and...
Rp. 66,325,500
Free shipping
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Crown & Caliber
283
US
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm
Rolex Black HoneyComb
Price on request
Free shipping
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ASN PTE LTD
 
SG
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I
Rp. 64,219,004
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Tempo Roma
65
IT
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I Stahl Ref. 114270 Automatik Alter: 2006 Lc...
Rp. 85,460,672
Seller
Juwelier Rieger
421
DE
Rolex Explorer Steel 34mm
Rolex Vintage Explorer
Rp. 150,367,968
Seller
Swiss Watch Company Ltd.
312
UK
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black No numerals
Rolex M214270-0003 EXPLORER
Rp. 105,452,336
Seller
時尚站 COHERENTHK
6
HK
Rolex Explorer Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer 1016 Frog Foot Perfect Gilt Dial Year 1967
Rp. 324,257,984
Seller
Sky Diamonds
130
US
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer
Rp. 88,918,624
Seller
collector and co paris
 
FR
Rolex Explorer Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Explorer I Shorthand Roestvrij Staal 214270 - W5858
Rp. 91,042,784
Seller
Xupes.nl
22
NL
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Rolex Explorer: The Reliable Outdoor Watch

It's always easy to tell the time on a Rolex Explorer thanks to its tidy dial. The stainless steel Oyster case and the Twinlock crown protect this watch from the elements and make the Explorer the perfect outdoor watch.

Reasons to Buy a Rolex Explorer

  • Simple, functional, and easy-to-read design
  • Stainless steel Oyster case and Twinlock crown, water resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft)
  • Coveted collectors' items: 36-mm vintage models
  • Explorer Ref. 214270 with a 39-mm case and in-house caliber 3132

A Robust and Functional Sports Watch Classic

A Rolex Oyster Perpetual accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they ascended Mt. Everest in 1953, resulting in the release of the Rolex Explorer soon thereafter. Since then, the Explorer has remained largely unchanged and has been praised by watch enthusiasts for its robustness, reliability, and neat design. A single glance at its characteristic black dial has always been enough to tell the time. This is due to the large numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock as well as the large, glow-in-the-dark hour markers. The 12 o'clock marker is a prominent upside down triangle.

The Explorer's stainless steel case features the proven Oyster design. Prior to 2010, it was always 36 mm in diameter. Every Explorer since has been three millimeters larger, starting with the reference number 214270. Regardless of the size, these watches are usually worn with a stainless steel Oyster bracelet, though you can find pre-owned models with a leather or textile strap.

How much is a Rolex Explorer?

Model Price (approx.) Size Caliber
Ref. 6610 12,100 USD 36 mm 1030
Ref. 1016 19,500 USD 36 mm 1560 / 1570
Ref. 14270 7,100 USD 36 mm 3000
Ref. 114270 7,600 USD 36 mm 3130
Ref. 214270 6,500 USD 39 mm 3132 with a Parachrom hairspring

Detailed Price Information

Prices for Explorers largely depend on the model's year of production and condition. Early models, such as the ref. 6610 and its successor, the ref. 1016, are particularly coveted among collectors. The former was equipped with the caliber 1030 and was water resistant to 50 m (5 bar, 164 ft). Plan to spend about 12,100 USD for a pre-owned ref. 6610 in good condition. The ref. 1016, which debuted in 1963 and was produced until 1989, is hard to distinguish from its older sister model. Nevertheless, there are some minor differences: It was first powered by the caliber 1560 and later by the 1570, was water resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft) , and used tritium instead of radium as its luminous material. Prices for this timepiece range from 14,600 USD for a pre-owned model to 19,500 USD for an unworn example.

Sapphire glass was first introduced to the Explorer line with the ref. 14270 in 1989. Rolex simultaneously rolled out their COSC-certified chronometer caliber 3000, refreshing the design of the dial. The three numerals now had a more modern style and were applied in the same manner as the indices. Prices for pre-owned models start around 4,900 USD, while never-worn examples sell for about 7,100 USD.

In 2001, Rolex brought the ref. 114270 to market, which was the last Explorer with a 36-mm diameter to date. This model also received some major changes to its interior, including the use of caliber 3130. On the outside, the watch remained largely unchanged except for its bracelet's massive end links and Fliplock clasp. It also featured a different luminous material: Superluminova. A never-worn model demands prices around 7,600 USD, while pre-owned models can be found for as little as 5,200 USD.

Prices for the 39-mm Explorer

The Explorer with the reference number 214270 was first introduced in 2010. The main difference between it and previous models was its size: Its case is 39 mm in diameter, which is three millimeters larger than any previous Explorer. What's more, Rolex outfitted this watch with the caliber 3132, which includes the Paraflex shock protection system and a blue Parachrom hairspring. Rolex also switched from SuperLuminova to Chromalight for the luminous material. While the indices and hands had always had a glow-in-the-dark coating, the numerals 3, 6, and 9 first got this treatment in 2016. Furthermore, Rolex extended the length of the hands, which is most obvious on the minute hand. Expect to pay around 6,500 USD for a new Explorer ref. 214270 and 5,700 USD for a pre-owned model.

Tell the Time with a Single Glance

One characteristic of the early Explorer that remains the same to this day is the large Arabic numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock. The rest of the hour markers are line indices, except for the upside down triangle at 12 o'clock.

The bright white of the indices and numerals makes for a stark contrast against the black dial. It's easy to tell the time right away with one look at the dial. The hands, numerals, and indices contain the luminous material Chromalight, making it possible to read the watch easily even in the dark. Rolex is unique in their use of Chromalight, which glows blue, as most manufacturers use Superluminova, which glows green. Rolex used tritium until the late 1990s and Superluminova from 2000 to 2008, when they replaced it with Chromalight.

A 904L Stainless Steel Case, Water Resistant to 100 m

The Explorer has only undergone a few changes over the years. A notable change occurred in 2010, when the case size was increased from 36 to 39 mm. The case is made of 904L stainless steel, a material which has proven itself especially scratch and corrosion resistant. Water can't do much damage to this watch either, thanks to its screw-down case back and Twinlock crown with a double sealed system. The Twinlock crown can be found on every model in the Oyster collection. Thanks to this crown, you can take the watch swimming and snorkeling, as it's waterproof to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft).

In 1989, Rolex modified the dial, shape of the case, and indices. These watches, with reference number 14270, still have the smaller case size of 36 mm. The indices are made of 18-karat white gold to prevent tarnishing. Before this change, the Swiss manufacturer had produced the Explorer under the reference number 1016 for a quarter century. If you're searching for a vintage Explorer, a 1016 model is a good choice.

The Authentic James Bond Watch – Ian Fleming

Furthermore, this Explorer is the most authentic James Bond watch of all: Bond author Ian Fleming owned an Explorer with the reference number 1016. Although the hero has worn various watch brands in films – from Rolex to Seiko to Omega – he's always worn an Explorer in the novels. In the 1963 novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Fleming describes how Bond reads the large, luminescent dial numbers on a black watch from the Oyster Perpetual family. The description fits Fleming's Explorer perfectly.

Anti-Magnetic, Blue Parachrom Hairspring

The new Rolex Explorers produced after 2010 bear the reference number 214270. They're easy to spot due to their larger cases, which house the in-house caliber 3132. According to Rolex, the movement deviates from the reference time by a maximum of two seconds a day. This easily surpasses the requirements set forth by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), which has issued this movement a passing certificate.

The movement's balance spring is made of Parachrom, a special alloy, which is unaffected by magnetic fields . The Rolex Milgaussoffers even more protection against magnetic fields, as its movement is protected by a shield made of ferromagnetic alloys. The designs of the Milgauss and the Explorer resemble one another, but the Milgauss is also available with a white or blue dial. Additionally, the Milgauss is slightly larger with a case diameter of 40 mm. The Paraflex shock protection system developed by Rolex protects the caliber 3132 against impacts and jolts. This automatic movement ticks at 28,800 alternations per hour and has a 48-hour power reserve.

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