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Rolex Explorer II Ref. 216570


Pre-owned Rolex 42mm, Explorer II, White Dial, Stainless Steel Bracelet, Ref 216570

The Explorer II may not be the most popular Rolex Steel sport watch, but it has a loyal following.  At 42mm, it is a larger Rolex watch, but not large as compared to other brands.  The Explorer II blends the modern with elements of earlier models.  The Mercedes style handset appears to float above the dial, thanks to the black painted hands.  The steel bezel is fixed, to be used in conjunction with the iconic bright orange 24-hour hand.  The date window is covered by the equally iconic Cyclops window, making for easy reading of the date.  Its hour markers and hands feature a highly-legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence.  This watch glows at night!  The attractive dial is capped with a sapphire crystal with an antireflective coating, which aids in legibility.  Attached to the watch is the ultra comfortable Oyster stainless steel bracelet.

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Stainless Steel



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Stainless Steel

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Item ID0004626
Model #216570
Model NameExplorer II
Year Producedca. 2011
Serial Numberscrambled


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 so as to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to its relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was rapidly followed by 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, 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 achieve what was never before been achieved 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 its success.