Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
Rolex Explorer II 16570 ''Polar'' 2002 (Full-Set)
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Rolex Explorer II 16570 Polar 2002 (Full-Set)
It is very interesting to consider that Rolex produces beautiful luxury watches on a large scale, but on the other side, if you look at many of their collections, the collections consist of models made for a very niche audience. For example, the Submariner is for divers, the GMT-Master for pilots and the Explorer for spelunkers. These are adventurers who explore caves.

This Rolex Explorer II 16570 dates back to the year 2002. With its thick case and razor-sharp lugs, this toolwatch is in beautiful condition. The fresh snow-white dial, also known as 'Polar' among collectors, provides a chic, sporty and a slightly more pronounced look compared to the black Explorer II dial. The sporty 78790A Oyster bracelet shows an acceptable stretch for its age and is in a good condition. This perfect 2002 neo-vintage Rolex Explorer II 16570 comes as a full-set with all the accessories such as: outer box, box, papers, booklets, calendar and hangtags. The watch also comes with a 12-month mechanical warranty.

What you need to know:
- Snow white (Polar) dial
- Thick case and razor-sharp lugs
- Y46XXX serial, dates back to the year 2002
- 78790A Oyster bracelet with acceptable stretch, DT 11 clasp code, solid endlinks
- Comes as a full set with all period correct accessoires: outer box, box, papers, booklets, calendar and hangtags 
- 1 year mechanical warranty
- Free insured EU shipping


Rolex Explorer II
In 1985, Rolex introduced the Explorer II reference 16550 featuring sapphire crystal, a case size of 40mm and the 3085 calibre. The dial was also updated to look similar to other sports models with the famous Mercedes hands, and the triangle and rounded hour markers. Also, the 16550 came with the option of a black or a white dial instead of just black like the previous references. The 3085 calibre provided the function of independently pointing the 24-hour hand on the fixed 24-hour bezel. This allowed the Explorer II to display two time zones just like the GMT-Master. The Explorer II was now more practical and attractive to an even wider audience such as world travellers and adventurers. 

In 1989, Rolex introduced a new upgraded version of the Explorer II, the reference 16570 with many features of the preceding reference. For example, the new 3185 calibre was added and the white Polar dials were provided with black outlines around the hour markers. The Explorer was later equipped with the 3186 calibre. The reference 16570 remained the same for 22 years and was available with a black or white dial.



General

Brand

Rolex

Model

Explorer II

Reference

16570

Year

1991

Documentation

No

Box

No

Movement

Caliber

3185

Winding

Automatic

Case

Diameter

40 mm

Case material

Steel 

Bezel material

Steel

Dial

White (Polar)

Glass

Sapphire crystal 

Bracelet

Bracelet

Rolex Oyster Bracelet 

Clasp

Folding clasp

Material clasp

Steel

Material bracelet

Steel

Colour bracelet

Steel