The Past And Present Of The Rolex Explorer Ii, Replica Rolex Watches

Explorer II Series 50th Anniversary, Ref.226570.

This watch has the following changes:

The appearance continues the design of Ref.216570, and the case size is still 42 mm. It’s just that the lugs are thinner, just like the water ghost released last year; it is a new generation of Rolex’s design language.

Equipped with a new generation of Rolex 32 series movement, the main change is that the power reserve time is increased from 48 to 70 hours. Because the sign was changed, a tiny Rolex crown was added in the middle of the word “Swiss Made” at 6 o’clock on the dial.

The hour and minute hands of the old Ref.216570 black-faced version are “black and white,” while the new Ref.226570 is replaced with silver and white. The hour and minute hands of the old Ref.216570 white face version are painted black, and a matte electroplating blackening process returns the new Ref.226570.

For a long time, the Explorer series, whether Explorer 1 or Explorer 2, has had a relatively low presence in the watch circle. So today, in addition to sharing the news of the new Explorer 2, let’s review its past life. Replica rolex watches.

The first generation: Ref.1655

The Rolex Explorer series was born in 1953 and is the earliest series of Rolex sports watches.

In 1971, Rolex released the Explorer II on this basis. It adds a 24-hour hand and a 24-hour scale outer ring, which is convenient for accurately distinguishing day and night time in extreme environments, such as cave exploration.

39 mm steel case, equipped with Cal.1570 movement. The first-generation Explorer II has no second-time zone display function because the orange 24-hour hand cannot be adjusted separately. Fake watches for sale.

The second generation: Ref.16550

In 1985, Rolex released the second-generation Explorer II, and this revision affected the subsequent decades.

First, the iconic Mercedes-Benz needle of Rolex is replaced, which is more family-inherited;

Second, equipped with a 30-series movement, the GMT function has been added. The red hands can be adjusted individually, and with the non-rotatable 24-hour scale outer ring, the time in the second time zone can be displayed.

In addition, the diameter of the case was increased to 40 mm, a sapphire crystal was used, and a white dial was introduced. This generation of Ref.16550 has a unique cream dial model, which is beautiful and rare, so it has become the object sought after by collectors.

The third generation: Ref.16570

The production cycle of the second generation Ref.16550 is concise, only four years from 1985 to 1989.

In 1989, Rolex released the third-generation Ref.16570, which has mostly stayed the same compared with Ref.16550. It is still a 40mm steel case, mainly because the movement has been upgraded from 30 to 31.

The production cycle of the third-generation Ref.16570 is exceptionally long, reaching 22 years, and a large amount of stock worldwide leads to its low collection value.

The fourth generation: Ref.216570

In 2011, the 40th anniversary of the Explorer II, Rolex released the fourth-generation Ref.216570.

The changes of this generation are apparent. First, the case size has been increased from the original 40mm to 42mm, becoming the “Big Mac” at that time; secondly, the dial scale and pointer size have been enlarged, and the GMT needle has been replaced with a newer one—eye-catching all-orange. At the beginning of the release, in addition to the flattering orange needle, the appearance of becoming fat was criticized. Ten years have passed, and it is not ugly anymore. Everyone is more accepting of large-sized sports watches.

Rolex is not a radical brand, and the update of each generation of products has a historical heritage. Therefore, the configuration and appearance of the fifth-generation Explorer 2 Ref.226570 are only fine-tuned, which is expected.

Model: m216570-0002
Case Thickness: 15mm
Band Width: 20mm
Gender: Men’s
Brand: Rolex
Case Size: 42mm
Series: Explorer

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