Sunday, 14 November 2010

Rolex Explorer ref. 1016 (from the 70's)

Did you know that this is the original James Bond watch and that author Ian Fleming owned only one watch in his life which was, yep you guessed it, a Rolex Explorer 1016.

Leverage this with the story of the Rolex Explorer watch being worn by one of the two explorers climbing Mount Everest for the first time and you have an idea of how iconic this watch actually is.

I sold my Bell & Ross and am saving up for my own 1016.

The History of the Rolex Explorer I

1 comment:

  1. FWIW Fleming only owned 1 ROLEX as far as his daughter remembers. He certainly owned other watches before he bought the Rolex just a few years before his death.