Rolex - Explorer Ref. 114270

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The watch for the extraordinary things!

When Sir Edmund Hillary was asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s, he replied, "Because it's there." Nothing describes the adventurous spirit of people better. People push into places where no one has gone before, pushing the limits of what is possible simply because things are there and it is supposedly not possible. It was for these extraordinary deeds that the Rolex Explorer was launched in 1953, shortly after the first ascent of Mt. Everest by that very same Sir Edmund Hillary.

The simple design with the Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 9 should ensure maximum readability and the movement without date or other technical refinements, best reliability in all extreme conditions.

The Explorer we offer with the reference 114270 dates from 2002. The case of the watch is in a, according to the age, good condition. Scratches and minor quirks are visible on the case. The strap is in equally good condition with wear marks and comes with Oyster-Lock clasp. We have specifically not polished the case and band to preserve the substance and charm of the watch. The movement was of course overhauled.

The clasp is marked "DT10" and therefore from October 2002, perfectly matching the serial number of the watch.

On the case cover is still the original Rolex seal.

The heart of the Explorer offers the indestructible caliber 3130 with approx. 42h power reserve.

The watch was fully serviced by our atelier and comes with 2 years warranty.


Reference 114270
Serial Number
Year 2002
Case Steel
Strap Oyster-Strap
Glas Saphire
Durchmesser 36 mm
Dial Black
Papers No / AoT Warranty
Box No / AoT Box
Caliber 3130, Automatic
Warranty 2 Years Warranty
Condition Very Good with wear marks
Shipping Free Insured Shipping within Germany

Value Performance

Performance 2010-2021 - +99,9%

 Year Value According to Trading Platforms*
12/2010 2.952€
12/2011 3.417€ / +15,8%
12/2012 3.445€ / +0,8%
12/2013 3.458€ / +0,3%
12/2014 3.539€ / +2,3%
12/2015 3.864€ / +9,2%
12/2016 3.907€ / +1,1%
12/2017 4.151€ / +6,2%
12/2018 4.433€ / +6,8%
12/2019 5.060€ / +14,1%
12/2020 5.867€ / +15,9%
02/2021 5.901€ / +0,6%

*The indicated values are general approximations of sales portals on the Internet and do not provide any information about actually achievable market prices or about possible future value developments. No guarantee about information. Errors and typographical errors excepted.

Our Service

Each vintage watch is individually selected and carefully checked by us. After we purchase a watch, it is mechanically and fully tested and inspected in our watchmaker's workshop. If necessary, the movement will be fully serviced to ensure it meets our high standards.

We will always describe the watch as completely as possible in our sales texts. Our zoomable images are of the highest quality and form an important part of the description of each watch. Therefore, we do not retouch our images. We will never hide or cover up any element of a watch we sell.

One element of our unparalleled service is fully insured courier shipping with personal delivery. Once you receive your watch, we encourage you to inspect it thoroughly. If you are not 100% satisfied, please let us know. We offer a 14-day return policy. Simply return the watch for a full refund.

Our Warranty

We offer a two-year warranty on the mechanical function of the watch from the day of purchase. We do not guarantee the water resistance of (vintage) watches unless expressly stated in writing. Therefore, our warranty does not cover damage to the case and / or movement caused by water or moisture entering the watch. Our warranty does not cover accidental damage or improper handling of your watch and does not cover the bracelet, case parts (including pushers, winding stem, crown and bezel), watch glass, dial and hands.

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