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Rolex Rolex Explorer II - Model 216570 ROL 751b

Rolex Explorer II. Model 216570


Mint condition Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II. This model is now discontinued and set to become collectible as all of the discontinued Rolexes are. They are continuing to rise in value so represent a good investment. The Explorer has always been one of the models freely available and one of the better value Rolex sports models. Comes complete with box and papers, purchased from authorised Rolex dealers in 2018


Model reference: 216570
Year 2018
Case: brushed Oyster case
Bezel: Fixed 24 hour
Bracelet. Oyster bracelet with folding clasp
Crown: Screw down with Rolex logo
Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire
Dial: Black dial with maxi plots
Movement: Rolex automatic
Water resistance 60 metres
Others: Full set box and papers
Dimensions Width is 42 mm, thickness is 13 mm, 45 mm lug to lug

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Key Characteristics

Brand: Rolex
Band: Steel Bracelet
Case Material: Steel
Condition: Mint
Movement: Automatic

Additional Product Details

Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss, nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked "W&D" – inside the caseback only. Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name "Rolex" in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland during 1908. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word "Rolex" came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc). The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.