This 1998 Rolex Explorer II 16570 with full set of original Rolex box, papers, original purchase receipt and 2022 Rolex service card is in excellent condition and has passed our in-house due diligence and inspection criteria.
Case width 40mm (excluding crown)
Black Lacquer Dial
Tritium Hour Markers and Hands
Rolex Calibre 3185 Automatic Movement
Hour, minute, second and GMT hands
Date aperture at 3 o'clock
Stianless Steel Bezel
Stainless Steel Case
Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet with Full Set of Links
Oysterlock Safety Clasp
Original Rolex box (inner and outer)
Rolex AD certificate dated January 1998
Original Purchase Receipt
Green Leather Card Holder
Explorer II Booklet
Red COSC Hang Tag
Rolex Service Card dated March 2022
Green Rolex Service Pouch
Rolex Service Booklet
TWS 12 Month Warranty / Valuation Certificate
Watch Register Certificate
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The Rolex Explorer is yet another proper 'tool watch' which was introduced in 1953 and created on the back of Sir Edmund Hillary's conquest of Mount Everest. Even though the hero didn't specifically wear an 'Explorer' he did however wear a Rolex Oyster and the company saw fit to celebrate his association with Rolex by creating the watch we know as the Explorer.
The Explorer I was engineered to withstand both magnetic impact and severe temperature changes making it both tough and functional for those adventurous types.
The Explorer II was launched in 1971 and came with a GMT hand which served a useful purpose by allowing the wearer to know whether it was 5 am or 5 pm in whatever remote location they found themselves.
In 2011 the 40th anniversary of the Explorer II was marked by noticeable updates which included a bigger 42mm watchcase, a new 3137 calibre movement and an updated Oyster bracelet which offered better adjustment.
Apart from those changes the Explorer II still retains the classic fixed steel bezel with 24 hour markers of the original and in many ways still represents the no-nonsense approach of Rolex to designing a watch that is built to carry out a specific job.
1998 ROLEX Explorer II 16570
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