Rolex Explorer I Ref. 114270
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CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & APPRAISAL
1 YEAR MECHANICAL WARRANTY
FROM THE CURATOR
In 1953, Sir Edmond Hillary wore a Rolex Oyster Perpetual to the summit of Mt. Everest. That watch, which was later returned to Rolex by Hillary, would become the foundation on which Rolex would build the Explorer line – an ever tightening bond between man and tool, to discover what might lay beyond.
This Explorer, the reference 114270 does that history service. It’s a modern execution of that exact philosophy – let’s jump into it.
First, the obvious: a black dial with luminescent Arabic numbers at 3′, 6′ and 9′, no date, smooth bezel, and triangular marker at 12 o’clock. Although much more sporty and angular, this Explorer retains the fundamental design cornerstones of the model line.
But to dive deeper (or more appropriately, to climb higher, I suppose), It’s an incredibly robust watch, and yet at 36mm, it’s totally Unobtrusive. It exists in a world where sports watches below 40mm are marketed almost exclusively to women, and it stands alone. And why? Because, in staying true to the Explorer heritage, it has to be designed to give you complete mobility in the stickiest of situations. And the kind of guys that conquer the seemingly impossible might like big watches, but certainly don’t NEED them to prove, well, a certain point.
Powered by the chronometer grade 3130 Rolex automatic in house caliber, it’s a tank on the inside too.
So, whether you’re grasping on to frozen rock for dear life or showing your nieces and nephews how the monkey bars are really done, your movement perpetually charges your watch. A nonnegotiable, when its comes to tools, I think.
When it comes to Rolex, there’s a lot of contention out there today. Have they traded their core principles for bling cash? Maybe a little. But this, the Explorer reference 114270, is part of the old guard, just in a new kind of way. Its has all the perks of modernity – scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a truly waterproof screw-down crown – while maintaining all the truth, what an Explorer should be.
It’s an heir to some of the richest history of the watch world, it’s the kind of watch you can wear, trust, rough up and always know that one day, your son or daughter will do the same.
And of course, it comes complete with a certificate of authenticity and appraisal and is shipped carefully and fully insured via UPS expedited service.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Rolex is arguably the most famous brand in the world when it comes to luxury timepieces. Their brand equity is through the roof, and you’d be hard pressed to find another luxury watchmaker who can make watch geeks and non-geeks alike incredibly stoked. Their quality is second to none, and it makes sense that until this day, when someone thinks about James Bond, Magnum P.I. or Glengarry Glen Ross, they think of Rolex.
NUTS + BOLTS
Model: Explorer I Ref. 114270
Case Diameter: 36 millimeters
Lug Width: 20 millimeters
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Condition: Great condition, no serious nicks or scratches
Dial Condition: Great condition
Bracelet: Original Rolex Oyster bracelet
Movement: Automatic Winding
TRADES + PAYMENTS
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Each of our watches, from mid 20th century Omega’s to contemporary pieces from F.P. Journe, are accompanied by documentation of authenticity and appraisal. They’re also backed by our one year warranty, though we do expect careful treatment of all watches and do not cover damage inflicted post sale.
Clients are given a five day grace period after sale to return their wristwatches, no questions asked. To initiate a return, email firstname.lastname@example.org for shipping instructions and appropriate labels. All returned wristwatches that have been shipped and received must be returned in the same condition as when they were sold. Once received, Theo & Harris has 3 days to issue a refund, minus shipping costs.