Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial


Chocolate on your wrist…

We are on a run this week, with some very special and investment grade vintage watches on offer.

The Explorer has been a constant in the Rolex catalogue ever since in was introduced in 1953. We are delighted to be offering a very special example of the Explorer in this reference 1016 from 1966.

The watch is stunning with a great case with hick and even lugs – just as you would expect from us. The dial is the real star of this vintage Rolex show, with a beautiful with a stunning chocolate tropical colour with all the lume intact. The hands also have the original lume making this watch a real find in unmolested condition. The watch comes with the original Oyster rivet bracelet, a reference 7206 fitted with the correct 58 endlinks with a clasp stamped ‘3 69’. The watch has been fully serviced by our watchmaker.
Please check out our video about tropical watches here...


- Reference 1016
- 36mm steel case
- Serial 159xxxx dating to 1966
- Chocolate gilt tropical dial
- Oyster rivet bracelet reference 7206 with 58 endlinks
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- One-year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

We Love Watches

We are passionate about vintage watches and we love talking about them! That is why we don't sell our watches with a simple "Add to cart" button, but instead try to emulate a truly boutique experience online. Helping you find your perfect vintage watch is our Watch Department’s raison d’etre. Whatever you would like to ask, please do. Building our community of watch lovers is central to our mission at Bulang and Sons.

We Know Watches

At Bulang and Sons we have sold thousands of watches over the years. We are a small team of experienced collectors and connoisseurs who are all part of an extensive global network of buyers and sellers. We have a great reputation for offering only the highest quality watches. We have one simply rule: we only buy and sell watches we want to own ourselves. And yes, we are still collectors too.

We Guarantee Watches

As collectors, we know how intense the search for a specific vintage watch can be. Once you find it at Bulang and Sons, we want to make things easy, safe and fast for you. Therefore, we offer the most comprehensive return policy and warranty; you will not find a safer place on the internet to buy a vintage watch. You can relax and enjoy your deal with Bulang and Sons.

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