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Rolex Explorer II Polar Ref 16570 A896318


Ref. No. | Item No. | 849198

The Rolex Explorer was created as a larger sibling to the Explorer I and designed with spelunkers in mind. With its 24-hour bezel markings and 24-hour hand, spelunkers, who would often be exploring caves in the dark and unable to differentiate between morning and night, would be able to tell whether they were looking at am or pm by the position of the 24-hour hand to the bezel.




$8,495

Description

The Rolex Explorer was created as a larger sibling to the Explorer I and designed with spelunkers in mind. With its 24-hour bezel markings and 24-hour hand, spelunkers, who would often be exploring caves in the dark and unable to differentiate between morning and night, would be able to tell whether they were looking at am or pm by the position of the 24-hour hand to the bezel.

The History:

Rolex brand needs no introduction. Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, these visionary men set out to do what had not been successfully and reliably done before. Build a timepiece to be worn on the wrist, that was both highly reliable, functional, and durable, as well as stylish. Wilsdorf’s dream was to create a watch that could accompany its owner through all facets of life and withstand any environment. His innovative approach and high standards for quality re-shaped the watch industry as a whole. It has made the Rolex name synonymous with quality, innovation, and elegance.

The Watch:

The Rolex Explorer II is stylish, with its 40mm case, glossy white dial, and brushed stainless steel bezel. The case is polished stainless steel and the lugs are brushed stainless steel. The markers, indexes, and Mercedes style hands are white gold, which is painted black to allow for better legibility, and filled with Super-Luminova. The Reference 16570 has the in-house Caliber 3185 movement. It also comes with the 78790A Stainless Steel Bracelet, original to the watch.

The Details:

This Rolex Explorer II is in good condition, unpolished, and with chamfers still present, as shown in the photographs. The case has small nicks on the lugs, and some scratches on the bezel near the 6 and 8 markings. This set comes with everything shown in photographs, including boxes and paperwork.

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Additional Info

  • Manufacture
  • Model/Ref #
  • Case
  • Bezel
  • Crystal
  • Bracelet
  • Movement
  • Case Size
  • Case Height
  • Rolex
  • Explorer II Ref 16570
  • Stainless Steel
  • Fixed
  • Sapphire
  • Stainless Steel 78790A
  • Caliber 3185
  • 40mm
  • 12.5mm

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