1990 Rolex Explorer II ref. 16750 'Chicchi’
What We Fancy
The Explorer II was first released in 1971 with the reference 1655. This third-generation Rolex Explorer II hit the market in 1989 under its new reference 16570. Offered in both a black and the white "polar" dial, the ref. 16570 has quickly become one of the more collectible Rolex models of this era over the past few years. This particular example dates to 1990 with the very sought-after tritium lume and black Chicchi dial.
Model: Explorer II reference 16570
Case: 40mm wide (excluding crown), 12mm thick, 47mm tall, all stainless steel, original cyclops crystal, drilled lugs, original signed screw-down crown, screw-down case back, serial ‘90
Movement: Rolex caliber 3185, automatic, quick set date, recently serviced
Bracelet/ Strap: Steel Oyster ref. 78360 w/ signed folding clasp, 501B end links, 20mm lug width, will fit up to a 7 1/4” wrist with the option to remove links for a smaller fit
Features: Black gloss dial, tritium dial, GMT function, Mercedes tritium handset, screw-down case back, signed screw-down crown, outer time-zone bezel, drilled lugs, original bracelet, date window, cyclops crystal, lollipop seconds hand, circa 1990
Box & Papers: No
Condition: In overall excellent all original condition. The gloss dial is very good with no defects. The creamy matching tritium lume on dial/ handset is all intact and original. The case shows some light wear with some small superficial scratches and signs of light polishing in the past. The original brushed finish can still be seen. The movement has been serviced and operates very well when tested on the machine. The bracelet is excellent with a little stretch and can be worn daily. No major scratches or dents.
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