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TBlack Explorer I Mk I

  • £10,000.00
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The Explorer models embody the spirit of exploration. Since the late 1920s, Rolex watches has been tested under real-life conditions, in the quest for greater precision, robustness and reliability.

The Explorer model launched in 1953 and is part of the Oyster Perpetual models.

The watch was launched in 1953 to celebrate the epic feat when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached Mount Everest’s 8,848-metre summit.

During their climb, they were accompanied with an Oyster Perpetual. It benefited from all the technical know-how gained during the Himalayan expeditions over the decades to make it one of the most rugged watches; it featured a robust bracelet and a new Twinlock winding crown with a double-waterproofness system.

The Explorer was among the first in a series of watches designed specifically for professional users. The Explorer has had iconic status ever since.

TBlack Customisation Explorer I MKI is a customisation of a Rolex Explorer (ref 214270). Limited to 50 pieces, the Explorer I MKI has a black dial with 3,6,9 Arab Markers and finished in TBlack’s signature DLC coating.

The watch has an automatic movement, a polished bezel, durable Sapphire Crystal glass and water resistant to 100m / 330ft.


Coating: Complete Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating.

Dial: Black Dial with 3,6,9 Arab Markers

Movement: Automatic

Movement Jewels: 31 Jewels

Case: 39mm

Bezel: Polished

Glass: Sapphire Crystal

Bracelet: Oyster Flip-Lock

Water Resistance: 100m / 330 Feet

Uniqueness: Limited to 50 Pieces

Warranty: 5 years


TBlack is an independent Bespoke Watch Specialist and not in any way connected with Rolex SA

Water Resistance100m / 330 Feet m
Dial ColourBlack Dial with 3,6,9 Arab Markers
Bracelet MaterialDiamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating.
Case MaterialDiamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating.
Limited EditionLimited to 50 Pieces
Case Size39mm mm

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