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Featured here for sale is a Rolex Explorer II “Polar” reference 216570 sold as a complete set with its original box and papers.

First released in the early 1970’s, the Rolex Explorer II is a true tool watch that has earned icon status among watch collectors. Like all modern stainless steel Rolex sports models, the Explorer II is a highly sought-after luxury watch that is becoming harder and harder to find in retail stores. However, compared to other Rolex Sports watches, the Explorer II evokes a less flashy, more rugged spirit. For that reason, one could argue that the Explorer II is most true to the original DNA of a brand that manufactured robust tools rather than luxury items.

Originally intended as a spelunking (cavediving) watch, the Explorer II features an orange GMT hand, 100 meters of water resistance, and markers that feature Rolex’s proprietary luminescent coating – “Chromalight.” This iteration of the Explorer II, the “Polar” Explorer 216570, offers a particularly unique and legible aesthetic, with its glossy white dial, stark black/white markers, and orange GMT hand. The piece 42 mm in diameter and is powered by Rolex’s in-house calibre 3187 movement, which features a power reserve of 48 hours.

This example of the 216570 is in excellent pre-owned condition, with minimal surface scratches throughout. The piece was originally purchased in 2019 and has been worn sparingly.

WatchUSeek Special Price $8,700 or best offer. FedEx insured shipping included with purchase. Please see pictures for details, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, or if you would like additional pictures. My email is [email protected].

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