New Rolex Explorer II 216570 Watch

First released in 1971, the Rolex Explorer II was a watch made specifically for cave explorers, complementing the existing Explorer collection rather than a direct replacement for the pure time model that had been in existence since 1953. The Explorer II adds a date display and an additional 24-hour hand to provide a clear reference to day and night time – even when working in total darkness below the Earth’s surface.
The replica Rolex Explorer 216570 is a 42mm stainless steel sports watch produced between 2011 and 2021 with a date display and GMT function. Although it is very similar to the iconic Rolex Fish Eagle currently in production, the ref.216570 represented a major turning point for the collection when it debuted at Baselworld 2011, and it now occupies an important place in history of the model. If you want to add one of these Rolex sports watches to your collection, here’s everything you need to know about the reference 216570 Explorer II.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Explorer II collection in 2011, the Rolex replica has released an updated version of its watch designed specifically for outdoor explorers. Dubbed the 216570, the new watch features a larger 42mm case – an unexpected innovation for the collection, as the model has maintained a 40mm case diameter since the second generation of watches appeared in the mid-1980s.
While the new Explorer II 216570 represents an important turning point for the model and brings with it a series of updates and improvements, reference 216570 retains many of the core elements that have defined the collection for over 25 years. As before, the Explorer 216570 is available only in stainless steel and with a choice of black or white dials. Moreover, like its 40mm predecessor, the 12-hour hand is independently adjustable from the 24-hour hand, allowing the 216570 to display two different time zones simultaneously and to function as a GMT watch.
Production of the fake Rolex Explorer II Type 216570 continued for a full decade until it was discontinued in 2021, the year of the collection’s 50th anniversary. Replacing Ref. 216570 is the updated Ref. 226570, which features a new movement but is largely similar to its immediate predecessor. 216570 grew in popularity throughout its production run, and while it was readily available at the retail level when it was originally released, it has remained completely unavailable as part of the brand’s catalog for the past few years. Like all Rolex stainless steel sports replica watches, demand for the Explorer II ref. 216570 far exceeded supply, with the wait for the model topping out at several years in length before the model was discontinued.