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Rolex Explorer II Polar Dial "Swiss Only" Ref 16570, Boxed


Ref. No. | Item No. | 1132410

The Rolex Explorer II was created as a larger sibling to the Explorer I and designed with spelunkers in mind. Reference 16570 was produced from 1989-2011 and had four distinct variations. This 16570 is the “Swiss Only” dial version, which Rolex made for a limited time, between 1998-1999, when they changed over lume material from tritium to luminova, as well as a bracelet change to the 78790 bracelet with the flip-lock clasp.




$10,995

Description

The Rolex Explorer II was created as a larger sibling to the Explorer I and designed with spelunkers in mind. Reference 16570 was produced from 1989-2011 and had four distinct variations during its production. This 16570 is the “Swiss Only” dial version, which Rolex made for a limited time, between 1998-1999, when they changed over lume material from tritium to luminova, as well as a bracelet change to the 78790 bracelet with the flip-lock clasp.

The History:

The 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 Ref 16570 has a 40mm case, glossy white dial, and brushed stainless steel bezel. The case is polished stainless steel, and the lugs are a brushed stainless steel. The markers, indexes, and Mercedes-style hands are white gold, painted black for increased legibility, and filled with luminova. Reference 16570 has the in-house Caliber 3185 movement. It also comes with the 78790 Stainless Steel Bracelet, original to the watch.

The Details:

This Rolex Explorer II case does not appear to be re-polished and has original chamfers still present, as shown in the photographs. The original Rolex case back sticker is still present with the reference number visible. This full set timepiece comes with double boxes, warranty certificate, service booklet, both Oyster and Explorer II owners manuals, certificate holder, and a cleaning cloth.

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  • Rolex
  • Explorer II
  • 16570
  • Stainless Steel
  • Sapphire
  • Caliber 3185
  • 40 mm
  • Stainless Steel 78790 with flip-lock clasp

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