About this watch

I honestly believe that the Explorer 16570 is among the best value Rolex sports models available at this moment especially one as good as this .Considering the watch was in production for more than 20 years and is renowned for its superb Build quality its surprising not more people are aware of them ,although I sense that is changing ,I also suspect that not many of its new fans will wear the watch for its original purpose of cave exploring!

It was the total overhaul of the Explorer 11 ref 16550 with its sapphire crystal, Mercedes hands and 24 hour hand and caliber 3085 movement that brought the explorer 11 into the modern age of sports Rolex which was continued when it was replaced by the 16570 as with this example which also meant the introduction of the improved cal 3185 movement.

This Black dial variant from 1999  comes in great condition cosmetically and mechanically and also benefits from the full size bracelet ref 78790 however what sets this superb watch apart from many others is the very scarce Swiss only dial which was only in production for a very brief period between 1998 and 1999 .

The 40mm stainless steel case is in lovely condition and I believe this to be a great example of a Rolex sports watch that is currently a great value proposition.

The watch comes complete with its 0riginal Rolex papers dated November 1999 and Rolex box

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Our stock number 5055

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