Rolex 16570-0003 Explorer II Superluminova

Explorer II Superluminova

Brand:     Rolex
Family:     Explorer II
Reference:     16570-0003
Name:     Explorer II Superluminova
Produced:     1989/4 - 2011
Limited:     No


Material:     Stainless steel
Bezel:     Fixed, 24 Hour
Glass:     Sapphire
Back:     Closed
Shape:     Round
Diameter:     40.00 mm
Height:     11.00 mm
Lug Width:     20.00 mm
W/R:     100.00 m


Nickname:     Polar
Color:     White
Hands:     Mercedes


Used in models GMT-Master II and Explorer II, the Rolex caliber 3185 is based on the 3135, but fitted with an adjustable 24h hand. It was replaced by the 3186 around 2005.

Type:    Automatic
Brand:    Rolex
Caliber:    3185
Display:    Analog
Diameter:    28.50 mm
Jewels:    31
Reserve:    50 h
Frequency:    28800 bph
Time:    Additional 24 Hour Hand (adjustable), Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Date:    Date


Never as popular as the GMT or Sub, the Explorer II 16750 remains somewhat of an acquired taste. The white dial no doubt is the most distinct, while its black sibling is somewhat more subdued. Contrary to the GMT-Master II, the bezel on the Explorer II is fixed. Its predecessor was the 16550.