Rolex Explorer II 16570

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Do you plan on visiting Svalbard this winter? In that case, you should get this watch.You might wonder what the archipelago Svalbard and a Rolex Explorer II have in common. Allow us to shed 'light' upon the matter. Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago that is located at 78˚ North, which is the northenmost, inhabited place in the world. During winter, it's completely dark here for 84 days. The Rolex Explorer II was made for speleologists. Speleology is the science of caves and speleologists spend a lot of time in the darkness of caves. Therefore, the Explorer II has an extra hour hand with a 24-hour scale bezel to distinguish day from night. This might not only come in handy when you spend your days in caves but also during the dark days of winter in Svalbard. Enough with the geography class right now.This reference 16570 dates back to 1997. Therefore, the white dial still has a tritium index and handset that have a slightly different colour of white. It has a stainless steel case that measures 40 mm and is strapped on a stainless steel Oyster bracelet. The watch runs on the calibre 3185.

Introduction

Rolex Explorer IIAnother chapter of the Explorer story was added in 1971 with the release of the Explorer II. Bigger and different in design, but just like the Explorer I, it was a sturdy watch produced in steel and up for a challenge. A very specific challenge as it was intended for use by speleologists. It has an extra hour hand reading against the fixed, 24-hour scale bezel to distinguish day from night. Might come in handy when you spend hours and hours in the darkness of caves. Even if you spend most of the time in daylight you won’t be disappointed by this awesome watch.

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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.