Rolex Explorer II ref 16570 Polar SWISS Only circa 1999


An exceptionally minty condition example Rolex Explorer II ref 16570 serial #A9 circa 1999 with SWISS only signed dial. Featuring a 40mm diameter unpolished stainless steel no holes case with 24 hour fixed bezel and sapphire crystal. With original glossy white “Polar” dial with bright glow luminova indexes and hands and red 24 hour hand.  Powered by self winding caliber 3185 movement with quick set date.

With minty condition heavy Oyster solid end link (SEL) 78790A bracelet with flip lock deployment clasp with matching date clasp code. The watch and bracelet bear light surface scratches from use, but appear to be the original unpolished factory finish. Guaranteed genuine, and offered with a 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation.

Dial signed SWISS only designating the use of Luminova and a 2 year only production model from 1998 and 1999. The dial designation on Rolex sport models changed to SWISS MADE circa 2000 to designate the use of the revised luminous formula which was named “Super Luminova.”

This watch appears to have had very little use in its almost 20 year lifetime. A great opportunity to acquire a fine example of this popular discontinued model.

Your purchase includes our popular fine Italian glazed leather watch pouch with WBAW? embossed logo, ideal for travel and storage. A $55 value.

NOTE: photos depict similar condition example from our recent inventory. Photos of actual watch available on request and will be posted shortly. Actual watch is available for inspection and purchase in our shop.


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