1997 Rolex Explorer II (Ref. 16570)

The Rolex Explorer II Ref. 16570  was introduced in 1989 and was the predecessor to the Rolex Explorer II ref. 16550. The Rolex Ref. 16550 and Ref. 16570 look very similar but do have some big differences. The Explorer II reference 16570, featured a newer type of movement the caliber 3185 and later the 3186 which offered the jumping hour hand. It also only had one obvious visual change from its predecessor, the use of black hour marker rings and hands on the white dial version as opposed to the previous white-dial model which had white gold hour markers and hands like the Submariner and GMT-Master. It is said that beneath the black paint of the white dial Ref. 16570, the hour markers and hands are still white gold.
This specific Ref. 16570 has been recently serviced and is running flawlessly. The white dial and fixed stainless steel bezel are not only handsome in looks but also extremely functional. The cal. 3185 movement with its jumping hour hand and accompanying GMT hand make this an ideal piece for the frequent traveler as its easy to set and track dual time zones. The white dial makes a statement without being overly flashy and it looks just as good on its Ref. 78790 Oyster bracelet as it does on a leather strap or nylon nato.


Stock # RLXEXP105
Brand Rolex
Style Explorer II
Model Ref. 16570
Serial U16XXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial White
Millimeters 40mm
Bracelet Rolex Oyster 78360 bracelet



The case of this Rolex Explorer II Ref. 16570  has been previously polished. The lugs remain thick and show minimal wear. The original Rolex Oyster 78360 bracelet with 12 links shows minimal wear and minimal stretch


The wonderful gloss white Explorer II dial shows no visible patina on the dial. its is still crisp white and flawless. The tritium hands and lume plots are also clean and without any discoloration or aging. The black lume plots and hands really stand out and complete the timeless yet modern look of the reference.


None. Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec.The watch comes with a 1-year warranty on accurate time keeping.