Rolex Explorer case ref:1016 calibre 1570

This is one that I would dearly miss if it finds a new home.

1966 Rolex Explorer case ref 1016 calibre 1570

Original gilt dial with unique patina. Hands in good original condition.


Case is in good condition. Has been restored, but still shows some signs of use.


Case back in good condition with minor scratches.


Rolex case reference 1016 case size 36mm w/o crown. Second half 1966

Rolex 1570 performance

Rolex performance.

Movement in good condition and was serviced by me in May 2018.

No doubt one my favourite Rolex designs.


Some additional photos:

The Case was pretty beat up when I got this project, so I had it laser restored with Replateit in Canada. There are still some battle scars, but they did a superb job and the case now looks great. The crown and pendant tube was replaced using NOS Rolex.



I have the original domed tropic crystal, but it has two cracks. Could be fitted if required.


The dial is completely untouched and still featured the original varnish and luminous compound. The original compound on the hands has been stabilised from the back preventing it from crumbling.