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Rolex Explorer II "Polar"

Rolex Explorer II "Polar"


Brand: Rolex
Typology: Modern watch
Year: 2001
The Explore 2 combines a steel case with a 24-hour engraved bezel and a dial with two different hour hands, and it represents one of the brand’s most tool-oriented models. Rolex released the first Explorer II reference in 1971 specifically for the spelunking crowd. It was designed to allow cave explorers to differentiate between day and night while spending extended periods of time in dark caves thanks to an orange arrow-tipped hand that pointed to the fixed 24-hour bezel.

Both vintage and contemporary versions of the Explorer II with white dials are often referred to as the Rolex Polar Explorer. While the inaugural Explorer II ref. 1655 was exclusively available with a black dial, all subsequent references (16550, 16570, 216570, and 226570) offer the choice of either a black or white dial.

Additionally, the Rolex Polar Explorer watch represents one of the relatively few Rolex sports watch collections available with the option of a white dial and due to this unique trait, it has always had a bit of a cult following among collectors.

This ice boy has an amazing set:
Box, outer box, booklets, green tag with serial, sealing wax, leather warranty holder, calendar, translation booklet and of course the perforated Rolex warranty, stamped on sale date 2002.
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  • General info

    • Reference: 16570
    • Serial number: K76xxxx
    • Case material: Steel
    • Glass: Sapphire
    • Caseback: Screw-back
    • Case diameter: 40.0 mm
    • Bezel Materials: Steel
    • Dial color: White
    • Dial numerals: No numerals
    • General conditions: Great conditions
    • Water resistance rate: 10 ATM (not tested)
  • Band or Strap

    • Band material: Metallic bracelet
    • Lug width: 20 mm
    • Buckle type: Deployant
    • Buckle material: Steel
  • Movement

    • Calibre: 3185
    • Movement type: Automatic
    • Complications: GMT