Rolex Explorer II 'Chicchi di Mais' : 16570  
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Rolex Explorer II 'Chicchi di Mais'

Model # 16570 Pre-Owned Our ID: RLX8046

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Explorer II 'Chicchi di Mais' : 16570

Stainless Steel, Oyster bracelet (SEL) with flip-lock clasp, fixed 24-hour bezel, white tritium dial, automatic Chronometer (Cal. 3185), dual time zone, date, screw-down crown, Ref. 16570, W serial, ca. 1995, 40mm, unpolished Like New

The nickname 'Chicchi di Mais' refers to the yellow kernels of corn appearance of the tritium luminous as it ages to a darker color contrasting with the white dial. This mid-90s model has only just begun to darken.
  • Width: 40 mm / Height: 47 mm / Thickness: 12 mm / Lug Width: 20 mm
  • The classic Explorer II 16570 was released in 1990. The original model had the Rolex 3185 caliber, tritium markers, holed lugs, and was offered in white or black dials.
    Rolex continued to produce this series until 2011. Around 1999 (in the midst of the A series), the bracelet was updated with the Solid-End-Link (SEL) bracelet and and Superluminova luminous material. In 2003 (F series), they dropped the lug holes. The final change was in 2007 (M series) when Rolex started installing the 3186 caliber.
    Reference #16570
    Size Men's (40 mm)
    Case Stainless Steel
    Band Heavy Oyster bracelet (SEL)
    Buckle flip-lock clasp
    Dial white dial
    Hands Tritium hands
    Markers Tritium markers
    Bezel fixed 24-hour bezel
    Features screw-down crown
    Crystal sapphire
    Movement automatic Chronometer
    Functions dual time zone, date
    Calibre Rolex 3185
    Width 40 mm
    Height 47 mm
    Thickness 12 mm
    Lug Width 20 mm
    Grade unpolished Like New
    Box N/A
    Papers N/A
    Age W serial, ca. 1995
    Warranty 90-Day BW Warranty
    More Info The classic Explorer II 16570 was released in 1990. The original model had the Rolex 3185 caliber, tritium markers, holed lugs, and was offered in white or black dials.
    Rolex continued to produce this series until 2011. Around 1999 (in the midst of the A series), the bracelet was updated with the Solid-End-Link (SEL) bracelet and and Superluminova luminous material. In 2003 (F series), they dropped the lug holes. The final change was in 2007 (M series) when Rolex started installing the 3186 caliber.
    Alternate References Explorer 2, Exp