The Rolex Explorer was first introduced in 1953, shortly after the first successful summit of Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometers used by the expedition was the forerunner of the explorer, albeit without the name. The Explorer 2 was specifically made for Spelunkers who are cave explorers this meant it was built with a particular specification. The Ref. 16570 was introduced in 1989. It has a 40mm stainless steel case, satin-brushed sides, and brushed top surfaces are exquisitely executed. The TwinLock screw-down crown gives the watch 100m water resistance thanks to its two seal system. A stepped fixed bezel has 24-hour black markings. Sapphire crystal protects the black dial with an outer minute track and applied disc, batons, and triangle at the 12 o’clock mark the hours. All lumed in Tritium. This being the very last to use Tritium as in 1998 Rolex changed to Superluminova which removed the T to just say Swiss at 6 o’clock. Mercedes’s hands are complimented with the arrow hand for the 24-hour function made more visible with its red hand and white arrowhead. On the reverse, we have the screw-down case back. Inside the movement is protected from vibration and knocks by the ParaFlex shock absorber. The Automatic Rolex Cal. 3185 features 31 jewels and beats at 28,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its original Oyster bracelet with a signed folded clasp.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original box or paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Rolex signed bracelet with a signed clasp, the watch will fit up to a 7.5inch wrist. The watch is from Circa. 1989 and is sold in worn, but fair, condition for its age. The watch is all original with service hands. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.