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1040. Rolex A rare stainless steel wristwatch with “inverted 6”, center seconds, bracelet, guarantee, box and hang tags 勞力士, 「Explorer」型號14270,罕有,精鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶, 配中心秒針和反轉「6」時標錶盤,約1996年製。附錶盒、保證書、配件 Manufacturer Year

Rolex Circa 1996

Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Model Name Material Calibre

14270 4’691’876 T152907 Explorer Stainless steel Automatic, cal. 3000, 27 jewels Bracelet/Strap Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped 78360, max length 195 mm Clasp/Buckle Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp, Dimensions Signed

stamped 78360, V3 36mm Diameter Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate

HKD 40,000-80,000 USD 5,100-10,300 Accessories Accompanied by Rolex guarantee signed Tai Hing Watch Co., Hong Kong and dated November 3, 1996, green leather Rolex presentation box, two hang tags, International Service Guarantee dated July 14, 2017 and outer packaging.

The reference 1016, released in 1963 was replaced in 1989 with the reference 14270. A more contemporary watch, the new Explorer featured an upgraded movement the caliber 3000, and while the case diameter remained the same at 36 mm diameter, the case was beefer. The dial has a modern edge with black glossy dial and white gold surrounds on the numerals. The present T series is an exceptional example of this model not only for its overall condition, but the very rare numeral combination with an inverted “6”. The 6 numeral is upside down compared to most models and therefore read ass a 3-9-9 model. An internet search fnds few if any other examples with this dial. The watch is further presented with guarantee, presentation box and hang tags, and is a true collectors fnd.

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