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Rolex Polar Explorer II ref. 16570 circa 1991 X Serial

Rolex Polar Explorer II ref. 16570 circa 1991 X Serial

Regular price $7,700.00 Sale

Coined the “Polar” for the white dial and black surrounds on markers, the Explorer II is also a red hand GMT. The steel bezel is fixed (non-rotating) and has both a radiant brushing and taper. While most sports watches sport a black dial, the Polar is an easy match and solid daily choice making it one of the most iconic light dial time pieces—even better—it plays nicely in a watch collection as it pairs nicely with a darker Speedy or Sub. 

What we dig:

  • Steel bezel on 40mm steel case
  • Slim vintage style 20mm Oyster bracelet 
  • Appears to be unpolished
  • The clean clean 2-liner look with classic 40mm case proportions

What you should know:

  • The 1991 X-serial variation is a bit different from others as the “O” in Rolex is extra round and the markers tend to patina differently
  • Tritium lume is dead (appropriate)
  • Will accommodate your wrist size
  • 3185 automatic caliber movement
  • Timegrapher data and videos available upon request


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