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Rolex Explorer 14270 "T Swiss" 1996

Rolex Explorer 14270 "T Swiss" 1996

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Regular price £5,895.00
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A fine example of the Rolex Explorer, reference 14270, from 1996. The Explorer is a traditional sports watch that is ready and equipped for everything. It was born in the spirit of conquering mountaintops and has been renowned as such since its inception. This Explorer features a desirable "T Swiss" dial with a beautiful patina and a serviced cal. 3000 movement complete with a sharp 36mm steel case.

Rolex began producing watches for explorers in 1933 (as an original backer of the Himalayan expedition), with a highly visible dial and unique lubricants that allowed functionality between -20° C and +40° C. Rolex introduced the name, 'Explorer' to these watches after the first Everest summit was completed in 1953, to capitalise on the achievement, as Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was wearing one when he reached the summit.

Technical & Condition

Condition: Overall in excellent condition. The dial is very clean and started to take on a pleasing patina. The case remains sharp and in overall good condition. There are the odd scratch here and there which would be expected for a watch over 20 years old, especially one made for exploring!  

Case size (exc. crown): 36mm

Case material: Stainless steel

Movement: Automatic calibre 3000 

Strap/bracelet: Reference 78790, fits wrists upto 16.5cm (extra links can be sourced if needed)

Box and papers: Our own

Make this Rolex Explorer yours!

This beautiful Rolex Explorer 14270 from 1996 is the perfect Rolex for those looking for a watch that isn't as "fragile" as a full-on vintage model, but also not as in your face as the brand’s modern collection. Not only will it look great but with its "T Swiss" dial this example is sure to be a great investment for the future!

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Key Information

Rolex Explorer 14270 "T Swiss" 1996

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Explorer
  • Ref.: Ref. 14270
  • Year: 1996
  • SKU: 1715


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

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

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