1986 Rolex Explorer II (Ref. 16550) "Polar Dial"

Rolex Explorer 2 16570
Rolex only produced the 16550 for about four years, from 1985 to 1989, making it a rather rare model amongst its peers, the black gloss dial with white gold hands and hour marker surrounds were similar to the dials of the Submariner and GMT Master
Stock # RLXEXP286
Brand Rolex
Style Explorer II
Model Ref. 16550
Serial 94XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Glossy Black Rail Dial "Spider"
Millimeters 40mm
Bracelet Rolex Oyster 78360 bracelet With 558b End Pieces



The case remains in original condition with factory finishing and case chamfering still present. The original large font stainless steel bezel remains excellent vintage condition. The Rolex Oyster 93150 bracelet with 593 end pieces retains 10 links remains in excellent condition showing minor stretch and wear.


The white dial of this 16550 has taken on an excellent patina. The glossy white dial  remains a crisp white coloration while the black surround tritium filled lume plots and hands have aged to a wonderful bright yellow coloration. The hands and lume plots show no lume degradation when inspected under U.V. light. 


None. The watch is running at spec additional service history is unknown.