Timekeepersclayton Rolex Explorer II: White dial v. Black dial

Rolex Explorer II: White dial v. Black dial

In 1971, Rolex expanded their Explorer line of watches with the reference 1655. It was given the name “Explorer II”. Designed specifically for people who explore deep caverns below the earth’s surface, the Explorer II featured a large 24-hour hand, and a fixed, stainless steel bezel with 24-hour markings to serve as an  AM and PM indicator.


The Explorer II with the reference number 16570 came into the market in 1989. You can get the watch with two different dials, one that is black and one that is white. The watch has a case that measures 40mm with an oyster band. The only difference between the black dial explorer and the white dial explorer is the color. Other than the color of the dial they are exactly the same. When deciding which explorer ref 16570 to buy it all comes down to a preference of which dial color you want. We currently have both watches in stock at our store, Timekeepers in Clayton so come down and take a look!