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Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
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Rolex Explorer II Chicchi di Mais (corn grains) Dial
RM40,267
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226
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Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals Malaysia, Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM36,991
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MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
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Rolex Explorer II 16570 black dial perfect full set like new
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173
FR
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Orange
Rolex Explorer II 1655 Freccione 1973 full set
RM181,563
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9
MC
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Rolex Explorer II 216570 2016 Full Set Mint Condition
RM34,000
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Rolex Explorer II Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Rolex Explorer II 1655 Freccione Unpolished
RM95,740
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12
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Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II NEW “2020” 216570 Black Dial
RM41,778
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317
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Polar NOS partially case stickers Fullset LC...
RM50,298
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30
AT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II White Dial July 2020
RM42,208
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9
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals Malaysia, Bangsar
Rolex Explorer II
RM79,800
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Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals Malaysia, Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM41,927
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Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black
Rolex Explorer II 216570
RM48,301
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52
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black
Rolex Explorer II 216570 Full set dec 2019
RM44,164
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9
MC
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II- Mint condition- like new (1) year warranty
RM29,266
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27
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 16570 White Dial Stainless Steel U serial
RM26,111
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5
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 216570 NEW 2020 Black Dial
RM41,778
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317
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel White
Rolex Explorer II, Ref. 216570, LC100, 02/18
RM44,900
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117
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II calibro 3186
RM41,711
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IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black
Rolex Explorer II Ref. 1655
RM95,689
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20
AT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals Malaysia, Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM43,562
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Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black
Rolex Explorer II 216570
RM48,301
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52
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black
Rolex Explorer II 1655 Steel Orange Hand "Steve McQueen" B+P 1978
RM133,964
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87
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM41,220
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36
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II, 40 mm Stainless Steel
RM26,111
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56
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Polar Random Serial - FULL SET - 40mm Steel...
RM41,220
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87
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex 1655 Explorer II MK1 full set
RM193,831
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11
NL
Rolex Explorer II Steel Black
Rolex Explorer II, Ref. 216570, LC292, 12/15 , Service 04/20
RM42,667
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117
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
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Rolex Explorer II
RM34,162
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Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals Malaysia, Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM36,800
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MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black
Rolex Explorer II 16570
RM43,949
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52
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II White Dial "Ref 16570" Serial Y
RM30,326
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111
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Complete Set "Swiss Only" Dial A Serial
RM30,898
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59
US
Rolex Explorer II White
Rolex Polar Explorer II 16570 V Serial White Dial 3186...
RM41,573
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83
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II White 42mm 216570
RM36,316
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299
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel
Rolex 16550 Explorer 2 Panna Rail dial full set
RM159,481
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11
NL
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 16570 White Dial U Serial Good Conditions
RM30,890
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109
ES
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM44,115
Verified Dealer
298
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals Malaysia, Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM36,161
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MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black
Rolex Explorer II 16570
RM43,949
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52
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Camouflage Limited
RM49,071
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36
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
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Rolex Explorer II Titan Black
RM49,071
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Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black
Rolex Explorer II 42MM Black Dial Mens Oyster Watch 216570 Box...
RM39,297
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105
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Polar White 216570 2019 Unworn
RM43,279
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299
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM29,810
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59
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM28,952
Verified Dealer
223
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM32,878
Verified Dealer
298
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals Malaysia, Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM41,927
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MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black
Rolex Explorer II 16570
RM43,949
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52
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 2020 White Polar Dial 42mm Steel 216570
RM44,802
Verified Dealer
73
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II 16570 Black Dial
RM34,638
Verified Dealer
134
CH
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Ref. 216570. Box/Purchase Papers/Warranty Card
RM36,534
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61
US
Rolex Explorer II 42mm Black
Rolex Explorer II 216570 Black Dial 42mm Random Serial Box...
RM35,746
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83
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II Ref. 216570 LC-EU
RM50,298
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252
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
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Rolex Explorer II
RM46,618
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FR
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II | 16550
RM37,294
Verified Dealer
94
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals Malaysia, Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM29,500
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MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black
Rolex Explorer II 216570
RM35,681
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52
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 216570 42mm Unworn 2020 UK Polar Dial
RM46,567
Verified Dealer
97
UK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White
Rolex Explorer Automatic 216570WT
RM42,953
Verified Dealer
367
HK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM34,301
Verified Dealer
29
IT

A Robust Tool Watch: The Rolex Explorer II

The Rolex Explorer II is a robust and reliable tool watch. Its additional 24-hour hand can be used to display a second time zone or as a day/night display. Its design means it is easy to read at a glance.


5 Reasons to Buy a Rolex Explorer II

  • Additional 24-hour display
  • Possibility to display a second time zone
  • Date display with Cyclops lens
  • Water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft), stainless steel Oyster case
  • Practical Oysterlock clasp with the Easylink extension system

The Explorer II – a Tool Watch with an Additional 24-Hour Display

The Explorer II is a member of Rolex's Oyster Perpetual family. The manufacturer designed the watch with a specific group of explorers and scientists in mind. When the Explorer II premiered in 1971, it was the perfect tool for spelunkers. Spending long hours in underground labyrinths without any sunlight can cause you to lose a sense of whether it's night or day. Regular watches, whose hour hands don't distinguish between AM and PM, aren't much help in this situation. This can be a problem in polar regions during the winter as well, as the sunless polar night can be disorienting.

Rolex developed a watch to solve this exact problem. The Explorer II has an additional hour hand that makes one full rotation a day and works in combination with a fixed 24-hour bezel. The GMT-Master II also features a second hour hand, but has a rotating bezel. The rotating bezel makes it more appropriate for travel across different time zones. However, because the extra hour hand can be set separately in both models, the Explorer II can also display the time in another time zone.


How much is a Rolex Explorer II?

Model Price (approx.) Size Caliber
Ref. 1655 43,900 USD 40 mm 1570 / 1575
Ref. 16550 22,300 USD 40 mm 3085
Ref. 16570 7,400 USD 40 mm 3185 / 3186
Ref. 2165700 7,900 USD 42 mm 3187 with a Parachrom hairspring

Detailed Price Information

Vintage Explorer II models with the reference number 1655 are especially highly sought-after. Known among watch fans as "Steve McQueen" or "Freccione" , this line was part of Rolex's catalog from 1971 to 1975 and differentiates itself from later models mainly in its dial and bezel design. It has printed line indices on the dial, and the numerals on the bezel are markedly thinner than those found on the models that followed. What's more, the numerals on earlier models were separated by triangles, which were replaced by lines on later models. This watch also lacks the Mercedes hands that are so common today, and its orange glow-in-the-dark 24-hour hand has a large, arrow-shaped tip. Depending on the year of production, this timepiece is powered by either the caliber 1570 or 1575. Expect prices of around 43,900 USD for a never-worn ref. 1655. Pre-owned models cost an average of 20,400 USD.

Its successor model, the ref. 16550, is also quite popular. It was with this watch that Rolex first introduced the round applied hour markers we still see today. Those on the 16550 were white gold and filled with luminous material. The indices at 6 and 9 o'clock were bar-shaped, while the 12 o'clock marker was an upside down triangle. Sapphire glass, Mercedes hands, and a red 24-hour hand with a thinner arrow tip were also new to this timepiece. Furthermore, it was the first Explorer II to come with the option of a black or white dial. The caliber 3085 ticks away in both Explorer II and GMT-Master pieces from this time period. Over time, the dials on the white editions have turned more ivory in color. These are referred to as "cream dials" and are especially coveted by collectors. Prices for never-worn pieces start around 22,300 USD. On the other hand, you can get a pre-owned model with a black dial for as little as 9,500 USD.


The Explorer II Since 1989

The ref. 16570 followed in 1989 and was almost identical to its predecessors. Models with white dials featured indices trimmed in black as well as black hands. The caliber 3185 powered these watches until 2007 when it was replaced by the 3186. You can recognize later models by their lugs, which were no longer drilled through, and by the Rolex engraving on the rehaut. Plan to spend about 5,600 USD on a pre-owned Explorer II ref. 16570. Never-worn models demand an additional 1,900 USD.

The Explorer II experienced its biggest update with the introduction of the ref. 216570 in 2011. Its stainless steel case is 42 mm in diameter and feels significantly heftier. This model was given a maxi dial with enlarged glow-in-the-dark indices and marked a return to the large orange arrow-shaped 24-hour hand found on the original model. Its movement was also overhauled. The caliber 3187 now powers this timepiece. It features an anti-magnetic blue Parachrom hairspring and the Paraflex shock protection system. These watches cost 7,900 USD new. You can save a few hundred euros if you purchase a pre-owned model.


Caliber 3187: A Parachrom Hairspring and Paraflex Shock Protection

Rolex uses the caliber 3187 in the current generation models with reference number 216570. This automatic movement beats at 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and has a 48-hour power reserve. This is truly a high-precision movement. It deviates from the reference time by a maximum of only two seconds a day. The caliber is COSC-certified, meaning the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tested the caliber's accuracy and awarded it a certificate confirming its high performance. The 3187 is derived from the 3135, a movement that is used in a number of Rolex watches, including the diving watch Sea-Dweller Deepsea.

The 3187 features a blue Parachrom hairspring. Rolex introduced this important balance wheel component in 2005 after a five-year period of development. The hairspring is made of an anti-magnetic zirconium-niobium alloy and is ten times less affected by jolts than regular hairsprings. The Explorer II is even more protected, though, as its Paraflex shock protection system shields it from shocks and extreme conditions.


How the Explorer II's 24-Hour Display Works

When used as intended, the 24-hour display on the Explorer II functions as follows: At 6 AM, the extra hour hand is at the three o'clock position, pointing to the six on the bezel. At noon, it's at the six o'clock position, which corresponds to 12 on the bezel. At the beginning of the evening at 6 PM, the hand moves to the nine o'clock position, corresponding to 18 on the bezel. Six hours later at midnight, the hour hand reaches the final point of its full rotation: the 12 o'clock position corresponding to 24 on the bezel.


Water Resistant to 100 m: The Twinlock Crown and Oyster Case

Both the case and three-piece link bracelet on the Explorer II are made of 904L stainless steel. This type of steel is especially corrosion and scratch resistant. The practical Oysterlock clasp has been part of the bracelet since the ref. 216570. Thanks to its Easylink extension system, extending the bracelet by 5 mm couldn't be simpler. This is especially useful when you are exercising or in warm temperatures, as the wrist can swell slightly.

The screw-down Twinlock crown is equipped with two gaskets to protect it against water and dirt. The gasket system and the screw-down case back ensure waterproofness to a depth of 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft). Thus, you can wear your Explorer II while swimming and snorkeling without any problems.


Dials Protected by Scratch-Resistant Sapphire Glass

The dial is available in two colors: black or white. The hour indices are available exclusively as symbols instead of numerals. The eight circles, two lines, and triangle at 12 o'clock are filled with a luminescent material, Chromalight, which emits a blue glow. Even the hands are filled with Chromalight. Other manufacturers use Superluminova, which glows green. Rolex previously used Superluminova, but have discontinued their use of it. Scratch-resistant sapphire glass protects the dial from above. A magnifying Cyclops lens sits atop the date display at 3 o'clock. This lens is a hallmark of a number of other Rolex models, including the Submariner.


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