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Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Rolex Explorer II - Must buy
RM32,000
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MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM36,800
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
8
MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II--216570BD--08-2020--NEW--UNWORN---
RM46,031
Verified Dealer
56
NL
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42,00mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM43,419
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12
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 216570 (06/2020)- GARANTIE ROLEX 06/2025
RM47,027
Verified Dealer
11
FR
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II - Box & Papers 2004
RM38,122
Verified Dealer
41
UK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm
Rolex 216570 Explorer II 42mm Polar Dial - Rolex Service warranty
RM39,768
Free shipping
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203
UK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex 216570 Explorer II NEW 2020
RM46,575
Free shipping
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65
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Ref. 16570
Price on request
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30
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Ungetragen
RM46,524
Verified Dealer
91
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM37,000
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8
MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 40mm Black Dial SERVICED BY ROLEX
RM39,987
Verified Dealer
369
UK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 216570 Black dial
RM47,151
Verified Dealer
52
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 216570 (07/2017)- GARANTIE ROLEX 07/2022
RM44,041
Verified Dealer
11
FR
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Vintage Explorer II orange hand / Steve McQueen unpolish...
RM137,348
Verified Dealer
75
NL
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black
Rolex 216570 Explorer II 42mm Rolex Warranty - Box &...
RM45,253
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
203
UK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM29,808
Verified Dealer
115
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Ref.16570
Price on request
Verified Dealer
30
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM45,253
Verified Dealer
268
UK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM41,927
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
8
MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Black
RM34,600
Verified Dealer
119
CH
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II | 16550
RM38,318
Verified Dealer
108
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II top condition full set black dial
RM42,299
Verified Dealer
117
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 16570T white Dial SEL Klassiker Y-Serie 40mm...
RM33,337
Verified Dealer
708
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM41,286
Verified Dealer
9
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II UNWORN 2020 216570
RM45,733
Verified Dealer
42
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
TOP
Rolex Explorer II freccione Steve Mcqueen
RM105,499
Private Seller
 
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Polar White Full Set as New
RM44,979
Verified Dealer
268
UK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM39,000
Free shipping
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8
MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Black
RM34,600
Verified Dealer
119
CH
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II | Service 2020
RM33,342
Verified Dealer
108
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex EXPLORER II SEL FULL SET PERFECT CONDITION
RM36,825
Verified Dealer
117
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II White Dial Steel Complete and Unworn
RM45,733
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37
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 1655 Freccione MK6 dial 1977
RM93,307
Verified Dealer
300
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM46,280
Verified Dealer
209
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM46,368
Verified Dealer
9
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 16550
RM43,608
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
631
UK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
Price on request
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
8
MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Polar
RM44,738
Verified Dealer
30
FI
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II - NEW JUNE 2020
RM46,076
Verified Dealer
51
UK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II White Dial 216570 - Mint Condition
RM44,265
Verified Dealer
10
NL
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Steel Complete and Unworn
RM44,462
Free shipping
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37
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Camouflage Limited
RM49,764
Verified Dealer
40
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm
Rolex Explorer 2 II 40 mm Stahl Automatic Saphirglas X-Serie...
RM29,808
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358
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM44,674
Verified Dealer
9
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
TOP
Rolex Explorer II
RM32,346
Private Seller
 
GR
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM31,000
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
8
MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black
Rolex Explorer II Steve McQueen 1655
RM125,886
Free shipping
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631
UK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 16570 black Dial Tritium schwarz Klassiker...
RM39,806
Verified Dealer
708
DE
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II 16570T
RM31,759
Verified Dealer
15
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II Unworn Rolex Service 2018
RM42,757
Verified Dealer
38
UK
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm Black
Rolex Explorer II 1655 MK1 Box/Papers 1975
RM161,466
Verified Dealer
117
CH
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM43,568
Verified Dealer
48
ES
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM34,337
Verified Dealer
110
PT
Rolex Explorer II Black
Rolex ロレックス ROLEX エクスプローラー2 216570 ランダム番 メンズ 腕時計自動巻き ブラック
RM38,854
Verified Dealer
83
JP
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals Malaysia
Rolex Explorer II
RM36,161
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
8
MY
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II New
RM44,787
Verified Dealer
85
IT
Rolex Explorer II Steel 40mm White No numerals
TOP
Rolex Explorer II
RM33,855
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM38,110
Verified Dealer
15
US
Rolex Explorer II Steel 42mm Black No numerals
Rolex Explorer II
RM44,787
Verified Dealer
209
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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