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Rolex Explorer 14270 "Swiss Made" (2000)

Rolex Explorer 14270 "Swiss Made" (2000)

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Rolex Explorer 14270 "Swiss Made" (2000): A Cult Classic for the Discerning Collector
In the year 2000, a significant shift was taking place within the Rolex Explorer lineage. As the new millennium began, the Explorer 14270 "Swiss Made" emerged as a defining moment for modern Rolex sport watches. This particular P series model represents the culmination of the 14270's evolution, leading up to the subsequent release of the 114270 and setting the stage for the future of the Explorer series.

A Modern Classic with Vintage Roots The Rolex Explorer lineage is steeped in adventure and triumph, most notably marked by the 1953 Everest expedition. The 14270, introduced in 1989, represents a significant evolution in Rolex's design philosophy, harmonizing the robustness of a sports watch with the sleekness of a luxury timepiece. As we celebrate over three decades since its release, this model, caught in the unique space between vintage charm and modern cool, becomes increasingly sought after by those in the know.

The "Swiss Made" Dial - A Symbol of Transition and Timelessness
The "Swiss Made" at the bottom of the dial of this Explorer 14270 is not just text; it symbolizes an important horological transition from LumiNova to Super-LumiNova, an advancement that promised enduring luminescence and reliability. This change marks the final flourish in the 14270's storied production run, offering a dial that remains as legible and vibrant as it was on its first day, promising to maintain its crisp appearance for decades to come.

Understated Elegance for Everyday Wear Crafted with a timeless 36mm size, the Explorer 14270 remains a versatile companion for both adventure-seekers and those who appreciate a minimalist, yet distinct style. The classic glossy black lacquer dial, white-gold surrounds, and the iconic 3-6-9 configuration exude an elegance that doesn't need to announce itself.

Full Set Provenance
This full set, comprising the original box, papers, booklets, and hang tag, is a treasure trove for the serious collector. It provides a complete narrative of the watch's journey from its initial sale and adds a layer of collectibility and desirability to this already sought-after timepiece.

A Watch for the Discerning
The Rolex Explorer 14270 "Swiss Made" is ideally suited for the individual who seeks both the spirit of adventure and the elegance of a well-crafted timepiece. It's for those who value subtle refinement and technical excellence, encapsulated within a watch that is as much at home scaling mountain peaks as it is in the urban jungle. Secure this Rolex Explorer 14270 "Swiss Made" today and let it accompany you on your life's adventures!
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Key Information

Rolex Explorer 14270 "Swiss Made" (2000)

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Explorer
  • Ref.: 14720
  • Year: 2000
  • SKU: 1960


  • Movement Calibre: 3000
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 36mm

Box and Papers:

  • Box and Papers

Condition Report

Condition Report: Presented in excellent overall condition. The dial and hands remain very clean as does the glass. The case remains in excellent shape also with only the occasional light scratch as expected for a watch of this age. The Oyster reference 78790A bracelet remains in excellent condition and will fit wrists upto 17.5cm. If needed additional links can be sourced at cost.

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