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Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
AED 26,239
Seller
CHRONOBERLIN Juwelier Saro
11
DE
Rolex Explorer II 16570 von 1999 mit Papieren LC100
Rolex Explorer II 16570 von 1999 mit Papieren LC100
AED 20,339
Seller
Watchplanet
46
DE
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
AED 20,294
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Explorer II 216570
Rolex Explorer II 216570
AED 27,993
Seller
Mall of the Watch
703
MC
Rolex Explorer II 216570 (NEW)
Rolex Explorer II 216570 (NEW)
AED 28,106
Seller
Labelle Jewelry
31
US
Rolex Explorer II 1655 Freccione MK2 Steve McQueen 1978
Rolex Explorer II 1655 Freccione MK2 Steve McQueen 1978
AED 85,292
Seller
Perusia Watches
103
IT
Rolex Explorer II Ref. 1655 Year 1980 (Full Set)
Rolex Explorer II Ref. 1655 Year 1980 (Full Set)
AED 111,222
Free shipping
Seller
Momentum Dubai
AE
Rolex Explorer II White Dial "Ref 16570" Serial Y
Rolex Explorer II White Dial "Ref 16570" Serial Y
AED 20,907
Free shipping
Seller
LAURENTI
41
IT
Rolex Explorer Ii 16570 Black Dial 40mm Steel Automatic Watch
Rolex Explorer Ii 16570 Black Dial 40mm Steel Automatic Watch
AED 17,241
Seller
Jonathan's Fine Jewelers
23
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II
AED 20,339
Seller
Mercarus GmbH
141
DE
Rolex Explorer II Ref. 16570 von 1998 LC100 B+P „Tritium“
Rolex Explorer II Ref. 16570 von 1998 LC100 B+P „Tritium“
AED 23,575
Seller
Watchplanet
46
DE
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
AED 25,673
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Explorer II 216570
Rolex Explorer II 216570
AED 27,993
Seller
Mall of the Watch
703
MC
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
AED 18,646
Seller
Tarrytown Jewelers
55
US
Rolex 16550 Explorer II with RARE Transitional Cream Rail Dial...
Rolex 16550 Explorer II with RARE Transitional Cream Rail Dial...
AED 82,081
Seller
European Watch Company
148
US
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
AED 25,325
Seller
Joaillerie Royale
509
BE
Rolex Explorer II 216570 - Full Set - neuwertig
Rolex Explorer II 216570 - Full Set - neuwertig
AED 26,025
Seller
willi rothfuss
130
DE
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Chicchi di Mais - Serial U
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Chicchi di Mais - Serial U
AED 21,826
Free shipping
Seller
LAURENTI
41
IT
Rolex 216570 Explorer II`Black dial
Rolex 216570 Explorer II`Black dial
AED 27,642
Seller
Harley's Time LLC
104
US
Rolex Explorer II 16570 von 1999 „Full Set“ LC110
Rolex Explorer II 16570 von 1999 „Full Set“ LC110
AED 20,339
Seller
Watchplanet
46
DE
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
AED 26,895
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
AED 25,806
Seller
ANNIBALI&CO
89
IT
Rolex Explorer II 216570 - Black Dial
Rolex Explorer II 216570 - Black Dial
AED 25,299
Seller
Watch Exchange Co.
98
US
Rolex Explorer II - Ref.: 16570 - Edelstahl - Box/Papiere -...
Rolex Explorer II - Ref.: 16570 - Edelstahl - Box/Papiere -...
AED 20,776
Seller
All About Watches
219
DE
Rolex 216570 White Dial
Rolex 216570 White Dial
AED 29,047
Seller
levi jewelry and watches
12
US
Rolex Explorer II Bracciale SEL 16570
Rolex Explorer II Bracciale SEL 16570
AED 20,776
Seller
Oreficeria Lupetta Srl
180
IT
Rolex Explorer Ii 16570 White Dial 40mm Steel Automatic Watch
Rolex Explorer Ii 16570 White Dial 40mm Steel Automatic Watch
AED 18,553
Seller
Jonathan's Fine Jewelers
23
US
Rolex Explorer II 16570 white dial
Rolex Explorer II 16570 white dial
AED 18,589
Seller
Le Collection´heure
77
BE
Rolex Explorer II  X-Serial Fullset & Serviced
Rolex Explorer II X-Serial Fullset & Serviced
AED 25,369
Free shipping
Seller
Tradeluxe Uhrenhandels GmbH
51
AT
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
AED 20,294
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
AED 112,253
Seller
Tarrytown Jewelers
55
US
Rolex 16550 Explorer II with RARE Transitional Cream Rail Dial...
Rolex 16550 Explorer II with RARE Transitional Cream Rail Dial...
AED 100,822
Seller
European Watch Company
148
US
Rolex Explorer II - Ref.: 16570 - Edelstahl - Jahr 1991/1992 -...
Rolex Explorer II - Ref.: 16570 - Edelstahl - Jahr 1991/1992 -...
AED 19,245
Seller
All About Watches
219
DE
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Chicchi di Mais Seriale L 1989 Full Set
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Chicchi di Mais Seriale L 1989 Full Set
AED 25,806
Seller
Perusia Watches
103
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steve McQueen 1655
Rolex Explorer II Steve McQueen 1655
AED 97,557
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
185
UK
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
AED 22,113
Seller
Young's Pawn & Title , Inc
 
US
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
AED 25,762
Seller
Joaillerie Royale
509
BE
Rolex 216570 Explorer II  Black Dial
Rolex 216570 Explorer II Black Dial
AED 27,601
Seller
J Watch
HK
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
AED 23,692
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Explorer II
TOP
Rolex Explorer II
AED 24,490
Seller
Private Seller
 
IT
Rolex 16570 Explorer II Black Dial (28965)
Rolex 16570 Explorer II Black Dial (28965)
AED 18,703
Seller
European Watch Company
148
US
Rolex Explorer II - Ref.: 16570 - Massives Band - Jahr:...
Rolex Explorer II - Ref.: 16570 - Massives Band - Jahr:...
AED 21,214
Seller
All About Watches
219
DE
Rolex 38MM EXPLORER II
Rolex 38MM EXPLORER II
AED 84,330
Free shipping
Seller
H1912
 
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II GMT
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II GMT
AED 19,464
Seller
Uhrenauktion09
57
DE
Rolex Explorer II Bamford Black PVD - 216570
Rolex Explorer II Bamford Black PVD - 216570
Price on request
Free shipping
Seller
Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
119
CH
Rolex Explorer II Steel Gents 16570
Rolex Explorer II Steel Gents 16570
AED 29,096
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
185
UK
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
AED 22,307
Seller
ANNIBALI&CO
89
IT
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
Rolex Watch Explorer II 16570
AED 24,695
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II White Dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II White Dial
AED 27,774
Seller
Guardian Of Time
658
UK
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
AED 27,337
Seller
Dreamtime
45
LT
Rolex Explorer II - Ref. 16570 -Tritiumblatt- Box/Papiere -...
Rolex Explorer II - Ref. 16570 -Tritiumblatt- Box/Papiere -...
AED 24,057
Seller
All About Watches
219
DE
Rolex Explorer II Polar Ref. 16570
Rolex Explorer II Polar Ref. 16570
AED 20,514
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
134
NL
Rolex Explorer II Automatik 216570 - LC100
Rolex Explorer II Automatik 216570 - LC100
AED 24,271
Seller
maxwatches.eu
465
DE
Rolex Explorer II Service Papers 1993/94  TOP ZUSTAND
Rolex Explorer II Service Papers 1993/94 TOP ZUSTAND
AED 24,494
Seller
Juwelier Pichler / Filiale Innenstadt
22
DE
Rolex Explorer II Cream dial "panna"
Rolex Explorer II Cream dial "panna"
AED 67,796
Seller
Safe watches
10
IT
Rolex Explorer II Bracciale SEL 16570
Rolex Explorer II Bracciale SEL 16570
AED 20,557
Seller
Oreficeria Lupetta Srl
180
IT
Rolex Watch Explorer II 216570
Rolex Watch Explorer II 216570
AED 30,074
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II White Dial - 16570
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II White Dial - 16570
AED 30,180
Free shipping
Seller
Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
119
CH
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Full Set Never Polished 3186 Cal.
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Full Set Never Polished 3186 Cal.
AED 24,490
Seller
Rosenauer Handelsbetrieb
36
AT
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
AED 19,683
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
664
NL
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A Robust Tool Watch: The Rolex Explorer II

The Rolex Explorer II is a robust and reliable tool watch. Its additional 24-hour hand can be used to display a second time zone or as a day/night display. Its design means it is easy to read at a glance.

5 Reasons to Buy a Rolex Explorer II

  • Additional 24-hour display
  • Possibility to display a second time zone
  • Date display with Cyclops lens
  • Water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft), stainless steel Oyster case
  • Practical Oysterlock clasp with the Easylink extension system

The Explorer II – a Tool Watch with an Additional 24-Hour Display

The Explorer II is a member of Rolex's Oyster Perpetual family. The manufacturer designed the watch with a specific group of explorers and scientists in mind. When the Explorer II premiered in 1971, it was the perfect tool for spelunkers. Spending long hours in underground labyrinths without any sunlight can cause you to lose a sense of whether it's night or day. Regular watches, whose hour hands don't distinguish between AM and PM, aren't much help in this situation. This can be a problem in polar regions during the winter as well, as the sunless polar night can be disorienting.

Rolex developed a watch to solve this exact problem. The Explorer II has an additional hour hand that makes one full rotation a day and works in combination with a fixed 24-hour bezel. The GMT-Master II also features a second hour hand, but has a rotating bezel. The rotating bezel makes it more appropriate for travel across different time zones. However, because the extra hour hand can be set separately in both models, the Explorer II can also display the time in another time zone.

How much does a Rolex Explorer II cost?

Model Price (approx.) Size Caliber
Ref. 1655 43,900 USD 40 mm 1570 / 1575
Ref. 16550 22,300 USD 40 mm 3085
Ref. 16570 7,400 USD 40 mm 3185 / 3186
Ref. 2165700 7,900 USD 42 mm 3187 with a Parachrom hairspring

Detailed Price Information

Vintage Explorer II models with the reference number 1655 are especially highly sought-after. Known among watch fans as "Steve McQueen" or "Freccione" , this line was part of Rolex's catalog from 1971 to 1975 and differentiates itself from later models mainly in its dial and bezel design. It has printed line indices on the dial, and the numerals on the bezel are markedly thinner than those found on the models that followed. What's more, the numerals on earlier models were separated by triangles, which were replaced by lines on later models. This watch also lacks the Mercedes hands that are so common today, and its orange glow-in-the-dark 24-hour hand has a large, arrow-shaped tip. Depending on the year of production, this timepiece is powered by either the caliber 1570 or 1575. Expect prices of around 43,900 USD for a never-worn ref. 1655. Pre-owned models cost an average of 20,400 USD.

Its successor model, the ref. 16550, is also quite popular. It was with this watch that Rolex first introduced the round applied hour markers we still see today. Those on the 16550 were white gold and filled with luminous material. The indices at 6 and 9 o'clock were bar-shaped, while the 12 o'clock marker was an upside down triangle. Sapphire glass, Mercedes hands, and a red 24-hour hand with a thinner arrow tip were also new to this timepiece. Furthermore, it was the first Explorer II to come with the option of a black or white dial. The caliber 3085 ticks away in both Explorer II and GMT-Master pieces from this time period. Over time, the dials on the white editions have turned more ivory in color. These are referred to as "cream dials" and are especially coveted by collectors. Prices for never-worn pieces start around 22,300 USD. On the other hand, you can get a pre-owned model with a black dial for as little as 9,500 USD.

The Explorer II Since 1989

The ref. 16570 followed in 1989 and was almost identical to its predecessors. Models with white dials featured indices trimmed in black as well as black hands. The caliber 3185 powered these watches until 2007 when it was replaced by the 3186. You can recognize later models by their lugs, which were no longer drilled through, and by the Rolex engraving on the rehaut. Plan to spend about 5,600 USD on a pre-owned Explorer II ref. 16570. Never-worn models demand an additional 1,900 USD.

The Explorer II experienced its biggest update with the introduction of the ref. 216570 in 2011. Its stainless steel case is 42 mm in diameter and feels significantly heftier. This model was given a maxi dial with enlarged glow-in-the-dark indices and marked a return to the large orange arrow-shaped 24-hour hand found on the original model. Its movement was also overhauled. The caliber 3187 now powers this timepiece. It features an anti-magnetic blue Parachrom hairspring and the Paraflex shock protection system. These watches cost 7,900 USD new. You can save a few hundred euros if you purchase a pre-owned model.

Caliber 3187: A Parachrom Hairspring and Paraflex Shock Protection

Rolex uses the caliber 3187 in the current generation models with reference number 216570. This automatic movement beats at 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and has a 48-hour power reserve. This is truly a high-precision movement. It deviates from the reference time by a maximum of only two seconds a day. The caliber is COSC-certified, meaning the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tested the caliber's accuracy and awarded it a certificate confirming its high performance. The 3187 is derived from the 3135, a movement that is used in a number of Rolex watches, including the diving watch Sea-Dweller Deepsea.

The 3187 features a blue Parachrom hairspring. Rolex introduced this important balance wheel component in 2005 after a five-year period of development. The hairspring is made of an anti-magnetic zirconium-niobium alloy and is ten times less affected by jolts than regular hairsprings. The Explorer II is even more protected, though, as its Paraflex shock protection system shields it from shocks and extreme conditions.

How the Explorer II's 24-Hour Display Works

When used as intended, the 24-hour display on the Explorer II functions as follows: At 6 AM, the extra hour hand is at the three o'clock position, pointing to the six on the bezel. At noon, it's at the six o'clock position, which corresponds to 12 on the bezel. At the beginning of the evening at 6 PM, the hand moves to the nine o'clock position, corresponding to 18 on the bezel. Six hours later at midnight, the hour hand reaches the final point of its full rotation: the 12 o'clock position corresponding to 24 on the bezel.

Water Resistant to 100 m: The Twinlock Crown and Oyster Case

Both the case and three-piece link bracelet on the Explorer II are made of 904L stainless steel. This type of steel is especially corrosion and scratch resistant. The practical Oysterlock clasp has been part of the bracelet since the ref. 216570. Thanks to its Easylink extension system, extending the bracelet by 5 mm couldn't be simpler. This is especially useful when you are exercising or in warm temperatures, as the wrist can swell slightly.

The screw-down Twinlock crown is equipped with two gaskets to protect it against water and dirt. The gasket system and the screw-down case back ensure waterproofness to a depth of 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft). Thus, you can wear your Explorer II while swimming and snorkeling without any problems.

Dials Protected by Scratch-Resistant Sapphire Glass

The dial is available in two colors: black or white. The hour indices are available exclusively as symbols instead of numerals. The eight circles, two lines, and triangle at 12 o'clock are filled with a luminescent material, Chromalight, which emits a blue glow. Even the hands are filled with Chromalight. Other manufacturers use Superluminova, which glows green. Rolex previously used Superluminova, but have discontinued their use of it. Scratch-resistant sapphire glass protects the dial from above. A magnifying Cyclops lens sits atop the date display at 3 o'clock. This lens is a hallmark of a number of other Rolex models, including the Submariner.

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