Explorer II Ref. 16570



ICONEEK is proud to introduce here a very nice and attractive Rolex’s sport watch: The Explorer II. The present Explorer II was delivered to the actual owner back in 1993, and is fitted with a black gloss dial. The model is a fine, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel chronometer’s wristwatch with date, special 24-hour bezel, independently adjustable special 12-hour hand and a Rolex stainless steel Oyster bracelet. The model replaced the famous Ref. 1655.

The model has a three-body construction: a large and robust  polished and brushed, water-resistant to 100m,  stainless steel oyster case with downturned lugs, Twinlock winding crown with protective horns, screwed case back, snap on brushed steel bezel with black Arabic numerals for the 24 hours. The inside back is engraved « 16570 ».

Under the sapphire crystal with magnifying lens, we find a  gloss dial with tritium-coated round, bâton and triangular indexes, an aperture for the date at 3, luminous steel Baton hands, red arrow hand is to indicate the diurnal and nocturnal hours according to the 24-hour graduated bezel. The 24-hour red central hand with triangular tip can be used to track day and night hours when read against the 24-hour bezel, or allow the wearer to set another timezone, like a dual-time watch.

Under the screwed case-back, we find a caliber Rolex 3185, rhodium-plated, mechanical with “oeil-de-perdrix” decoration, 31 jewels, certified chronometer, with straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance with Microstella regulating screws, adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement are signed. The present watch comes with an stainless steel Oysterlock bracelet, the approx. overall length is 185 mm. The size between the lus is 20 mm.

A great and under-rated model !

Condition: 8.5/10, fully serviced at Rolex manufactory in May 2019, unworn since, full-set, first owner

Brand: Rolex

Model: Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II

Reference: 16570

Material: Stainless steel

Year: 1993

Movement no: 6332857

Case no.: N450563

Dial: gloss black, applied luminous indexes, luminous hands, sweep center second

Movement: cal. 3185, rhodium-plated, 31 jewels, mechanical, automatic, hack mechanism

Bracelet: stainless steel Rolex Oyster, ref. 78360, endlinks no. 501B, clasp no. 78360 & R4,  approx. overall length 185 mm.

Functions: self-winding, date, sweep center second, 24-hour hand

Water-resistant: yes, 100m, tested

Dimensions: 40 mm diam, thickness 12.25 mm.

Accessories: fitted green Rolex presentation box, Rolex Service guarantee dated May 2019, original invoice dated 1993, original certificate dated 1993

Ref. ICO: 99-18-153