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Rolex Explorer II Ref. 216570


Pre-Owned Rolex 42mm Explorer II, White Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 216570

The Rolex Explorer II was first introduced in 1971 as a tool watch designed for cave explorers and adventurers who needed a timepiece that could withstand extreme conditions. The initial model, the Ref. 1655, featured a 24-hour bezel and an orange 24-hour hand, which made it easier to distinguish between day and night in environments where sunlight is scarce. Since then, the Explorer II has undergone several updates and improvements, including the addition of a new movement, a larger case size, and a more refined design. Today, it remains one of Rolex’s most iconic and sought-after models, known for its durability, accuracy, and distinctive style.

The Explorer II 216570 is a stunning timepiece designed for the modern adventurer. With a sleek polar white dial, date reference at 3 o’clock, and a 42mm stainless steel case, this watch is built to withstand extreme conditions. The orange GMT hand adds a pop of color and makes it easy to track two time zones at once. The iconic oyster bracelet ensures a comfortable and secure fit, while the Rolex caliber 3187 movement provides exceptional accuracy and reliability. Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or navigating your daily schedule, the Explorer II 216570 is the perfect companion for any adventure.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet


24-Hour, Fixed

Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size





Screw Down


Date, GMT/World Time

Crystal Material


Dial Color





40mm – 42mm


2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0003631
Model #216570
Model NameExplorer II
Serial Number59XXXXX


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.