Watch the Clock - Rolex Explorer II Ref 16570 Black

Posted April 12 2016

No one can aspire to true elegance and comfort unless he or she owns a nice pair of Rolex Explorer II Ref 16570 - in black dial, of course…

Introduced only in 1989, the Rolex Explorer II Ref 16570 was fitted with the new Rolex calibre 3185 until somewhere in 2007 when the improved calibre 3186 was used. Of course, nothing comes close to the raw and enthralling original Explorer II Ref 1655 when it first saw daylight sometime back in 1971.

That said, in more ways than one, the 16570 is the best of both worlds. Enjoying its time on the shelves right until 2010-2011 (when the six-digit model replacement 216570 was launched), buyers of the Explorer II get to enjoy a razor-sharp precision watch with a GMT hand and a luxurious branded time piece at a cost that’s more affordable than the GMT-Master.

On the watch, the white dial, also more popularly known as the polar, has more of a contrast over the black face one that you see here due to the red GMT hand. But it doesn’t mean the black dial on the Explorer II is any less alluring. With a case measurement of 40mm in diameter, a lug width of 20mm and a thickness of 12mm, the Explorer II is easily one of the most comfortable watches that can be worn in most if not all occasions.

More relevantly, it sporting a black dial enhances its very core simplistic elegance and modern sleekness that most watches aim to have. And it comes as no surprise, considering how Rolex places a strong emphasis on the production of the most beautifully crafted and manufactured luxurious watches in the world. While exquisite wouldn’t quite go well with the Explorer II, down-to-earth would be an apt phrase to describe the very buyer of such a watch.

In short, practicality is the name of the game for the Rolex Explorer II 16570. Being an automatic GMT watch that is very useful for those who do a lot of travelling is all but mere icing on the cake. Physically sturdy, this Rolex is priced affordably and it won’t be surprisingly favoured for its quality deal. Made of steel and styled classically, it is meant to match formal, casual and even informal outfits for men and women of all ages.