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Rolex Explorer II Ref. 16570


Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm Explorer II Polar White Dial, Oyster Bracelet Ref: 16570

Rolex dedicated the Oyster Perpetual Explorer II to polar explorers and all those pushing the boundaries of exploration. The Explorer II includes the distinctive 24-hour hand, together with markers and hands that are designed to be legible in low-light environments. The 16570 iteration modified the outline of the hands to aid legibility by changing from white gold to a black outline.  This reference 16570 also used the caliber 3185 compared to the previous reference 16550 that used the caliber 3085.  The power reserve increased two hours to a total 50 hours with this new movement.  The reference 16570 was produced between 1989 through 2011 in a 40mm case, which increased to 42mm in the next reference 216570.  With its 100m of water resistance, the Explorer II continues to serve as a robust tool for modern adventurers, as well as being a more affordable Rolex sports watch.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel


24-Hour, Stainless Steel

Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers

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Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size





Date, GMT/World Time


Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





40mm – 42mm


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Item ID0004784
Model #16570
Model NameExplorer II
Year Produced1991
Serial NumberX4xxxxx


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise. For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt. The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch. Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain. From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation. The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor. Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial. Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity. Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.