Rolex Explorer II 16570 – 2002 – £5,450 – SOLD

Rolex Explorer II 16570

For more information or to buy this watch please get in touch:

Giles on +44 (0)7414 521721

Overview

Brand: Rolex
Model: Explorer II
Reference: 16570
Year: 2002
Movement Type: Automatic
Movement: Calibre 3185
Case material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel
Dial Colour: White
Diameter: 40mm
Papers: No
Box: No
Accessories: No
Condition: Very Good

Price: £5,450

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 2002 white dialled version is another lovely one – it’s what we call ‘watch only’ or a ‘loose watch’ so no boxes or papers with this one.

The whole watch is in superb condition – perfect dial, great bezel and a superb case – its original stainless steel bracelet has very little wear and is secure and strong and looks perfect on the wrist.

While lots of people like their watches to come with boxes and papers, there’s a major benefit to buying a ‘loose watch’ if you just want to wear it – the price.  This watch is around £750 less than it would be as a Full Set so it’s a lot of watch for the money.

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 be around £9,000, the Explorer II is looking like a real bargain.

Recently serviced and tested, this watch comes with a 12 month warranty.

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Giles on +44 (0)7414 521721

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