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Rolex Explorer II 16570

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  • MAN REF 16570
  • YEAR 2003
  • CASE Stainless Steel
  • BRACELET Stainless Steel
  • MOVEMENT Automatic


Our preowned Rolex Explorer II 16570 features a black dial, a no lug holes case and solid end link. Presented in excellent condition, our example of the desirable Rolex Explorer II has little stretch to the bracelet and comes unpolished. Coming with neither original box nor papers, our example will come with a Rolex Service Pouch. Our example has a F*** serial indicating a manufacture year of 2003.


  • BRACELET max 190mm
  • 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.