Released to commemorate Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay’s climb to the peak of Mount Everest, the Explorer is rich in history and heritage and is still regarded as an extremely rugged timepiece. History and heritage aside, the Explorer remains one of the most legible and reliable watches in the Rolex sports range. Prices of the 114270 are also rising steadily, so it’s a sensible investment as well as an extremely good looking watch.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that this watch is in absolutely mint condition all over. The case, glass and bracelet are all free from dinks or dents. The bracelet is also factory tight with no sign of any stretch. It has clearly been well loved since it was first sold in 2004. The watch comes with papers, box and swing tag.