Rolex Explorer II Black Dial, Steel, 16570

SKU
454
$7,950.00
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$7,672 w/ bank wire
CASE SIZE

40mm

CONDITION

Unworn

BOX

No

PAPERS

No

Why We Love It

Of all Rolex sports watches, the Explorer II has always stood apart. Born in 1971 as a tool for spelunkers, the Explorer II was designed to meet the unique needs of those who ventured into the darkness of the earth's caves. The ref. 16570, introduced in 1989, represents a key milestone in the Explorer II's journey, a reference that solidified the watch's identity and set the stage for its future evolution.

At 40mm, the 16570's Oyster case struck a perfect balance between presence and wearability. Its steel bezel, with 24-hour graduations, was a nod to the Explorer II's roots as a tool for those who spent days in environments where the difference between AM and PM was unknown. The dial, available in both black and white, featured the Explorer II's signature oversized luminescent hour markers, ensuring legibility in even the dimmest conditions.

Over its more than two-decade production run, the 16570 became a symbol of Rolex's commitment to creating watches that were not just beautiful, but functional. Its design, while undeniably Rolex, had a rugged, purposeful edge, reflecting its status as a tool for those who pushed boundaries.

Today, the 16570 is a coveted piece among Rolex enthusiasts. It represents the Explorer II in its purest form, before the larger case sizes and bolder design elements of later references.

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General
brand
Rolex
Country of Manufacturer
Switzerland
Model
Explorer II
Reference
16570
Approximate Age
2000-2009
Ownership
Pre-owned
Condition
Unworn
Papers
No
Box
No
Included Accessories
Rolex COSC Tag,Rolex Manual
Case
Case Size
40mm
Case Material
Stainless Steel
Bezel Material
Stainless Steel
Rolex Bezel Type
Fixed 24-hour
Crystal
Sapphire
Caseback
Solid
Movement
Calibre
3185
Movement Type
Automatic
Rolex Dial
Black
Hour Markers
Classic Hour Markers
Calendar Type
Date
Complications
GMT
Bracelet
Bracelet Material
Stainless Steel
Rolex Bracelet
Oyster
Collections: Rolex , Gifts For Him , Explorer II
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Size Guide

These are general size guidelines. You can opt for a larger size, but we advise against going smaller than these recommendations.

Wrist Size Men (Case Diameter) Women (Case Diameter)
5 - 6.5 inches 31mm - 36mm 21mm - 28mm
6 - 7 inches 34mm - 36mm+ 28mm - 34mm+
7 - 8 inches 36mm - 42mm 36mm - 40mm
8+ inches 40mm+ 40mm+
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