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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: circa 2000
    Reference No: 16570
    Case No: P749***
    Model Name: Explorer II
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3185, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped “78790A”.
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped "CP7"
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex International Guarantee with Japanese retailer sticker, calendar card, booklet and both inner and outer box. The present example is found with a Rolex Service card from March 2019.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 16570
Featuring a stainless steel 24 hour indication bezel, a rich black dial and bright red GMT hand, this professional timepiece is extremely legible and robust. Offered in excellent condition with partially stickered case back , this is a perfect opportunity to acquire what is considered to be one of the most undervalued models by the brand within the watch community.

circa 2000

Price £8,000 Ω