Rolex Explorer 14270 Black Out Dial


The Rarest Rolex Sapphire Sports Watch

The Rolex Explorer is one of the most iconic looking and easy to recognize Rolex sports watches, thanks to its bold Arabic 3-6-9 hour marker dial layout.
In the early 1990s Rolex introduced the sapphire glass 14270 Explorer with applied 3-6-9 numerals, where before they had always been painted.

There were some early very rare examples that had black enamel filled numerals instead of regular luminous material and the dial text was in silver print. It was a short amount of time before Rolex replaced the black enamel with lume and so these watches are incredibly rare and sought after by collectors.

The watch remains in excellent condition with a good case and flawless dial. The watch is fitted with a solid link Oyster bracelet, reference 78360, with a clasp stamped ‘O 12’ and reference 558b endlinks. The watch has been fully checked and regulated by our watchmaker.


- Reference 14270
- 36mm steel case
- Serial E34xxxx dating to 1991
- Rare ‘Black Out’ Dial
- Calibre 3035 movement
- Oyster bracelet ref 78360 with 558b endlinks
- Fully checked 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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