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Rolex Explorer II Y968328


Ref. No. | Item No. | 836597

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.




$6,495

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 brands need 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 black dial, and brushed stainless bezel. The case is polished stainless steel and the lugs are brushed stainless steel. The markers, indexes, and Mercedes style hands are white gold 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, with only slight wear marks on the lugs and case, as shown in the photographs. There is also some slight markings on the sapphire crystal edge, adjacent to the 11 o’clock position.

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Additional Info

  • Manufacture
  • Model/Case Ref #
  • Case Material
  • Crystal
  • Crown
  • Bracelet
  • Movement
  • Case Size
  • Case Height
  • Rolex
  • Explorer II Reference 16570
  • Stainless Steel
  • Sapphire
  • Screw In
  • Stainless Steel 78790A
  • In House Caliber 3185
  • 40mm
  • 12.5mm

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