Rolex Explorer II 16570
ROLEX EXPLORER II
WHY THIS WATCH - GREAT OVERALL CONDITION, SERVICED
THINGS TO MENTION - POLISHED, NO ORIGINAL BOX/PAPERS
Spelunkers! They were, and technically still are, the intended customer for the Rolex Explorer II range. Spelunking is the sport of cave exploration, and although its not immediately obvious why such an explorer would need a GMT watch, when you start to grasp the concept of perpetual darkness deep underground or under mountain, you understand the need to distinguish between AM/PM, and when to rest and when to 'play'. Rolex released the 1655 Explorer II in 1971, famed for its association with Steve McQueen and distinctive orange GMT hand, its now a very highly sought after model. The second generation 16550 was released in the mid-80's and brought some configuration alignment to the model, introducing some of the typical Rolex style ques - sapphire crystal, gloss dial, mercedes hand and so on. Again, these are now very sought after models! Which brings us to the third generation, the 16570 - as is the example offered here is. Released in 1989, and running for 22 years, it was the perfect alternative sports watch to the Submariner, that offered a little more fun, a few more options and a bit more complication for roughly the same money new or used. Nowadays, the near vintage 16570 Explorer II's are sleepers within the Rolex ranks and make for a perfect, under the radar, everyday watch. They have seen a steady increase in price over the past few years, one that looks set to continue for a good while yet.
This example is offered in great overall condition, with light signs of wear and tear, and signs of previous polishing. The 3185 movement has recently been serviced and is running strong and accurate. The watch comes without box and papers, but with a 12 month warranty.
- 1995 Txxxxxx reference number.
- 40mm wide polished and brushed stainless steel case, 12.5mm height
- 20mm polished and brushed stainless steel oyster bracelet
- 3185 Rolex GMT movement, 50 hours power reserve.
- Brushed steel bezel, gloss black dial with white gold hands and applied markings
- Rolex signed crown and caseback
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