At the beginning of 1990s, Rolex created the Explorer 14270 for a short period. The perfect Rolex Explorer copy watch has been called as “Blackout Explorer” by the collectors as Rolex used black Arabic numerals to replace the white hour markers. The production of this special watch is very low. The unique Explorer watches are considered as the rarest modern Rolex in the past 30 years.
In 1963, Rolex released the ref.1063 which had retained all the familiar features of Explorer, including the 36 mm case, black dial and 3, 6, 9 Arabic numerals hour markers. In 1989, the Ref.1016 was suspended. So the ref.14270 was launched. The glossy dial has replaced the matte dial of ref.1016 and white gold hour markers have been adopted.
The 36 mm Rolex imitation watch is drive by Cal.3000. Comparing to ref.1016, the 14270 looks much stronger, bringing the Explorer to modern era. In addition, the acrylic glass of ref.1016 has been replaced by the more robust and durable sapphire. The 3, 6, 9 hour markers have been filled with black coating instead of white coating, so it is more worthy of collecting.