Rolex Explorer II 16570

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If you plan on visiting Svalbard this winter you really should get this watch.You might wonder what the hell Svalbard and the Rolex Explorer II have to do with one another. Allow us to shed 'light' on the matter. Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago located at 78˚ North, the northernmost inhabited place in the world. Due to its location, the Sun doesn’t rise in Svalbard for 84 consecutive days each year. The Rolex Explorer II was made to address this very problem. The Explorer II features an extra 24-hour hand and an engraved 24-hour scale bezel so that the wearer can easily distinguish between day and night. This comes in handy when you spend your days in caves or during the dark days of winter in Svalbard. Enough with the geography class for now.Let’s turn to the watch at hand. This ref. 16570 dates back to 1991. The 40 mm stainless steel case is in excellent condition and comes with a matching stainless steel Oyster bracelet. The glossy black dial contains 18k white-gold hour hour markers with tritium filling and a matching tritium handset. The utilitarian look of the watch is broken up by the playful red 24-hour hand with a triangle-shaped tip.

Introduction

Rolex Explorer IIA new chapter in the storied history of the Rolex Explorer opened with the release of the Explorer II in 1971. Just like its older sibling, the Explorer I, the Explorer II was a sturdy steel toolwatch but bigger and more outspoken. While its smaller brother sat on the wrists of mountaineers, the Explorer II was designed for the men and women that ventured into the deepest caves and across the far poles. As it is difficult to distinguish between day and night in these places, the watch features an extra hour hand and a fixed 24-hour bezel so that you can always read the correct time. But don’t worry, even if you spend most of your time in the inhabited world this awesome watch is the perfect wrist companion!

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Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.