• Rolex Explorer 2 W1169_1
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  • Rolex Explorer 2 W1169_3
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Rolex Explorer II 16570

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  • MAN REF 16570
  • YEAR 2002
  • CASE Stainless Steel
  • BRACELET Stainless Steel
  • MOVEMENT Automatic


Our Rolex Explorer II 16570 features the polar white dial and a case without lug holes and solid end links. Our example has a Y serial number indicating a manufacturing year of 2002. Our example comes with neither original box nor papers but will come with a Rolex service pouch. Representing excellent value for money, our Explorer II is presented in excellent condition with little stretch to the bracelet and little sign of use overall.


  • BRACELET max 190mm
  • CONDITION Excellent
  • CASE 40mm


The Explorer II was initially conceived as a tool watch for speologists. Given the relatively limited market, the model has also attracted interest from businesspeople, those who travel or work in different timezones, as the GMT second hand allows for easy reading of a second time zone. Considered, and certainly by us at Vintage and Prestige, as an attractive alternative to other sports Rolex, given the subtle bezel design, this model has a blend of elegance and durability whilst being eminently usable day to day. The early models are also known as Steve McQueens or Freccione and the latest incarnation is often to be seen on Price Harrys wrist.