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Rolex Explorer II ref 16570 Black Dial Tritium Lumes circa 1997

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An exceptionally minty condition Rolex Explorer II ref# 16570 serial #U2 circa 1997 with tritium luminous indexes and hands. Featuring popular gloss black T<25 tritium luminous dial model with fixed 24 hour bezel, sapphire crystal, 40mm diameter case and powered by self winding movement with independently set hour hand for quick change of time zone without disturbing minutes setting. With very tight Rolex stainless steel heavy Oyster bracelet with flip lock deployment clasp. The case and bracelet appear to be little worn and it is our judgment that the case is unpolished.

Note: This collector’s model contains the beautiful condition original tritium dial and hands, signed SWISS T<25, not changed to the more recent luminova SWISS, or SWISS MADE version. Super clean preowned example, appears to be unpolished. Guaranteed genuine, and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

Investment Note: we are witnessing a significant jump in interest in early generation sapphire crystal sport Rolex models  with tritium luminous indexes. As the prices on the vintage 60’s and 70’s plastic crystal models has sky rocketed, we see good value and opportunity in exceptional example early sapphire crystal models like the current example.

 

Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Explorer II

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

16570

Case Serial#

U2

Circa

1997

Case mm

39mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

24 hour

Crystal

sapphire

Crown-Pushers

Rolex Oyster Crown

Dial & Hands

black original dial with tritium luminous indexes

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

3155

Date Function

yes

Strap / Bracelet

heavy Oyster bracelet with flip lock deployment clasp

Strap / Bracelet Size

7.5

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Box / Papers

No

Condition

Excellent

Brand

Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

Rolex Explorer II ref 16570 Black Dial Tritium Lumes circa 1997