Rolex introduced the Explorer II with reference 16570 in 1989, the watch was manufactured for 22 years and as such, this particular reference underwent several changes over the course of its production run. The Explorer we’re offering here is a fairly early one from 1996 and therefor features movement number 3185 and has Tritium on the indices and inside the hands, recognized by the dial labeled with SWISS T < 25.

In our humble opinion these early examples of the Explorer II with pinhole case, Tritium dial and hands and the older style, non flip lock bracelet are the best ones to look out for if you’re interested in buying a neo-vintage, Sports Rolex. Later models of the Explorer II have Luminova on the indices and in the hands and even newer ones feature the Rolex rehaut (Rolex engravings on the space between the dial and the crystal). Considering that the Explorer II celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021 it’s probably not a bad idea to pick one of these puppies up, prices will only continue to increase.. Our Rolex Explorer II 16570 features a nice and fat case with strong lugs and a well conditioned 78360 Oyster bracelet wit a well shaped and clear Rolex coronet. The black glossy dial is spotless and all the hands, date-disc and 24 hour, stainless steel bezel are original to the watch. This Explorer with 24 hour/GMT complications will be accompanied by the Rolex inner and outer boxes.

We’d like to invite you to our showroom so you can view this Rolex Explorer 16570 in person, this Rolex Toolwatch was fully serviced and will be sold with a 12 month warranty.

reference: 16570
case number: T serial
year of production: 1996
case diameter: 40mm
movement: automatic, caliber 3185
box and papers: Accompanied by inner and outer Rolex boxes