Rolex Explorer II 16570 – 1993 – Full Set – £5,150 – SOLD
Model: Explorer II
Movement Type: Automatic
Movement: Calibre 3185
Case material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel
Dial Colour: White
Accessories: Full Set
Condition: Very Good
Rolex Explorer II 16570
The Rolex Explorer II which was originally referred to as the ‘Steve McQueen’ Rolex, despite the fact he never wore one, has been with us since 1971 and is still going strong now.
The 16570 version was introduced in 1989 featuring a new movement and updated styling from its predecessor and stayed in production until 2011 in both black and white dialled versions – this 1993 white – or ‘Polar’ – dialled version is another lovely one and has always been the more popular of the two available versions.
The whole watch is in superb condition – perfect dial and hands, excellent bezel and a stunning case – it comes with both boxes (which are also perfect incidentally), original punched papers, booklets and wallet as well as the calendar and the Red seal – its original stainless steel bracelet has virtually no wear and is secure and strong and looks perfect on the wrist.
This example really is in outstanding condition – pretty much flawless, certainly to the naked eye and would make any Explorer II fan smile.
Increasingly collectible in the right condition, this beautiful watch is a solid bet and it’s worth bearing in mind that the movement in the Explorer II is a 3185 – the same as a 16710 GMT Master II of the same age – so this is basically a GMT Master II without a rotating bezel. Given that a comparable 16710 would cost over £10,000, the Explorer II is looking like a real bargain.
This watch was serviced by Rolex in November 2019 so has almost two years of transferrable, pan global Rolex warranty remaining.
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