1,103 results for "

Rolex Explorer II

"
Brand
Model
Price
Case diameter
Year
Location
More
Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Basic information
Type of watch
Categories
More...
Reference number
More...
New/Pre-owned
Gender
Availability
Condition
More...
Scope of delivery
Characteristics & functions
Movement
Case material
Dial
More...
Glass
More...
Functions
More...
Thickness
More...
Bezel material
Dial numerals
Water resistance
More...
Others
More...
Bracelet/strap
Bracelet material
More...
Lug width
More...
Bracelet color
More...
Clasp material
Save this search Cancel

View

Sort by

Rolex Explorer II Black/Steel Ø42 mm - 216570
TOP
Rolex Explorer II Black/Steel Ø42 mm - 216570
C$ 10,084
Free shipping
Seller
WatchShopping.com Inc.
187
US
Rolex Explorer II White/Steel Ø42 mm - 216570
TOP
Rolex Explorer II White/Steel Ø42 mm - 216570
C$ 9,912
Free shipping
Seller
WatchShopping.com Inc.
187
US
Rolex Explorer II 216570 (NEW)
TOP
Rolex Explorer II 216570 (NEW)
C$ 9,912
Seller
Labelle Jewelry
40
US
Rolex 16550 Explorer II with RARE Transitional Cream Rail Dial...
TOP
Rolex 16550 Explorer II with RARE Transitional Cream Rail Dial...
C$ 34,630
Seller
European Watch Company
153
US
Rolex Explorer II NEW
Rolex Explorer II NEW
C$ 8,922
Seller
Haniken Jewelers
 
US
Rolex EXPLORER 2 16570 White Dial with Box and Paper
TOP
Rolex EXPLORER 2 16570 White Dial with Box and Paper
C$ 7,468
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
66
HK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II 216570 Mens Watch
TOP
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II 216570 Mens Watch
C$ 9,647
Free shipping
Seller
Phigora
178
US
Rolex Explorer II 216570
Rolex Explorer II 216570
C$ 10,039
Seller
Kara's Watches
137
US
Rolex Explorer
Rolex Explorer
C$ 13,085
Seller
Busy Bee Jewelry
 
US
Rolex 216570 White Dial
Rolex 216570 White Dial
C$ 10,243
Seller
levi jewelry and watches
17
US
Rolex Explorer II 16570
Rolex Explorer II 16570
C$ 7,864
Free shipping
Seller
Govberg Jewelers
295
US
Rolex 16550 Explorer II with RARE Transitional Cream Rail Dial...
Rolex 16550 Explorer II with RARE Transitional Cream Rail Dial...
C$ 28,946
Seller
European Watch Company
153
US
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
C$ 7,362
Seller
Radcliffe
96
US
Rolex EXPLORER 2 1655 MK1 Straight Hand with Box and Paper
TOP
Rolex EXPLORER 2 1655 MK1 Straight Hand with Box and Paper
C$ 45,600
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
66
HK
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel 16570 Watch
TOP
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel 16570 Watch
C$ 8,458
Free shipping
Seller
Phigora
178
US
Rolex Explorer II 216570
Rolex Explorer II 216570
C$ 10,039
Seller
Kara's Watches
137
US
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
C$ 10,772
Seller
Busy Bee Jewelry
 
US
Rolex Explorer II 216570 42mm Watch White Face Box & Papers...
Rolex Explorer II 216570 42mm Watch White Face Box & Papers...
C$ 10,567
Free shipping
Seller
Gold Watch Co
23
US
Rolex Explorer II 1655
Rolex Explorer II 1655
C$ 43,551
Free shipping
Seller
Govberg Jewelers
295
US
Rolex Explorer Ii 16570 Black Dial 40mm Steel Automatic Watch
Rolex Explorer Ii 16570 Black Dial 40mm Steel Automatic Watch
C$ 6,080
Seller
Jonathan's Fine Jewelers
26
US
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel White Dial Mens 40mm Watch...
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel White Dial Mens 40mm Watch...
C$ 7,864
Seller
Jewels in Time
51
US
Rolex 216570 Black Dial Explorer II
Rolex 216570 Black Dial Explorer II
C$ 10,111
Seller
levi jewelry and watches
17
US
Rolex EXPLORER 2 16570 White Dial (No Hole Case) with Box and...
TOP
Rolex EXPLORER 2 16570 White Dial (No Hole Case) with Box and...
C$ 7,666
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
66
HK
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
C$ 6,979
Seller
Private Seller
US
Rolex 1993 Explorer II White Index Dial 4ct Diamond Bezel
Rolex 1993 Explorer II White Index Dial 4ct Diamond Bezel
C$ 11,235
Seller
Arnold Jewelers
5
US
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
C$ 7,243
Seller
Radcliffe
96
US
Rolex Explorer II 216570 White Index Dial 2014 Model
Rolex Explorer II 216570 White Index Dial 2014 Model
C$ 9,906
Free shipping
Seller
Gold Watch Co
23
US
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel White Dial 216570
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel White Dial 216570
C$ 8,320
Seller
Stein Diamonds
51
US
Rolex 38MM EXPLORER II
Rolex 38MM EXPLORER II
C$ 29,739
Free shipping
Seller
H1912
 
US
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel White Dial Mens 40mm Watch &...
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel White Dial Mens 40mm Watch &...
C$ 7,864
Seller
Jewels in Time
51
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II Black/Orange 42MM “”
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II Black/Orange 42MM “”
Price on request
Seller
Timeless Watches
 
CA
Rolex Explorer II  Mint condition 16550 Very Good Condition...
Rolex Explorer II Mint condition 16550 Very Good Condition...
C$ 8,327
Free shipping
Seller
Interwatches
159
US
Rolex Explorer II White Dial
Rolex Explorer II White Dial
C$ 8,657
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Explorer II 16570 White Dial Box And Papers
Rolex Explorer II 16570 White Dial Box And Papers
C$ 8,326
Free shipping
Seller
Phigora
178
US
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
C$ 7,369
Seller
Radcliffe
96
US
Rolex Explorer II 216570 Steel  Bracelet & White Index Dial
Rolex Explorer II 216570 Steel Bracelet & White Index Dial
C$ 10,567
Free shipping
Seller
Gold Watch Co
23
US
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel White Dial 'Polar' 16570 MINT
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel White Dial 'Polar' 16570 MINT
C$ 7,270
Seller
Stein Diamonds
51
US
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
C$ 7,296
Seller
Private Seller
US
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel Black Dial Mens 42mm...
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel Black Dial Mens 42mm...
C$ 10,111
Seller
Jewels in Time
51
US
Rolex Explorer II 216570
Rolex Explorer II 216570
C$ 13,877
Seller
Messina Jewelers
32
US
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Gmt Very Rare Polar White Dial Men's...
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Gmt Very Rare Polar White Dial Men's...
C$ 17,181
Seller
Diamonds East International
42
US
Rolex Explorer Ii 216570 Black Dial Wrist Watch For Men W/ Card
Rolex Explorer Ii 216570 Black Dial Wrist Watch For Men W/ Card
C$ 9,054
Seller
Jonathan's Fine Jewelers
26
US
Rolex Explorer II 16570 White Dial
Rolex Explorer II 16570 White Dial
C$ 8,854
Free shipping
Seller
Phigora
178
US
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
C$ 7,501
Seller
Radcliffe
96
US
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Black Dial 2009 Model
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Black Dial 2009 Model
C$ 8,585
Free shipping
Seller
Gold Watch Co
23
US
Rolex Explorer II 16570 S/s 40mm "t" Series Vintage Auto Watch
Rolex Explorer II 16570 S/s 40mm "t" Series Vintage Auto Watch
C$ 7,534
Seller
R&R Watches, Inc.
16
US
Rolex Explorer II  16550 Good Condition Mens WATCH
Rolex Explorer II 16550 Good Condition Mens WATCH
C$ 8,578
Free shipping
Seller
Interwatches
159
US
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel White Dial Mens 42mm Watch...
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel White Dial Mens 42mm Watch...
C$ 10,243
Seller
Jewels in Time
51
US
Rolex Explorer II  16570
Rolex Explorer II 16570
C$ 9,912
Seller
Messina Jewelers
32
US
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel Black Dial 16570 MINT
Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel Black Dial 16570 MINT
C$ 6,470
Seller
Stein Diamonds
51
US
Rolex : Explorer II '3186' :  16570 :  Stainless Steel : black...
Rolex : Explorer II '3186' : 16570 : Stainless Steel : black...
C$ 9,523
Seller
Bernard Watch Co.
250
US
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Mens Watch Box Papers
Rolex Explorer II 16570 Mens Watch Box Papers
C$ 8,314
Free shipping
Seller
Phigora
178
US
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
C$ 7,336
Seller
Radcliffe
96
US
Rolex Explorer II 216570 Steel  Bracelet & Black Index Dial
Rolex Explorer II 216570 Steel Bracelet & Black Index Dial
C$ 9,906
Free shipping
Seller
Gold Watch Co
23
US
Rolex Explorer II
Rolex Explorer II
C$ 8,922
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Explorer Ii 216570 Stainless Steel
Rolex Explorer Ii 216570 Stainless Steel
C$ 10,039
Seller
OCWG Inc.
58
US
Rolex Mens Explorer II Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic...
Rolex Mens Explorer II Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic...
C$ 7,468
Seller
Jewels in Time
51
US
Rolex Explorer II 216570
Rolex Explorer II 216570
C$ 14,670
Seller
Messina Jewelers
32
US
Rolex 40mm Steel Explorer II White Dial  SEL Oyster Bracelet
Rolex 40mm Steel Explorer II White Dial SEL Oyster Bracelet
C$ 7,263
Seller
Austins Watches Inc.
190
US
Rolex : Explorer II 'Polar' :  216570 :  Stainless Steel :...
Rolex : Explorer II 'Polar' : 216570 : Stainless Steel :...
C$ 9,873
Seller
Bernard Watch Co.
250
US
  • 30
  • 60
  • 120

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 does a Rolex Explorer II cost?

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.

You might also be interested in:

Do you have any questions?
We'd be glad to help.

+1 646-887-3560

Contact

?