Rolex Explorer II Polar

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Rolex Explorer II Polar

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Rolex Explorer 2 Stainless Steel Watch - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal, dual time. Stainless steel case (42mm diameter). White dial with luminous markers. Stainless steel Oyster bracelet with flip-lock clasp. 

The Evolution of the Polar Dial

Also new to the then-new generation of Explorer II was the option of a white dial to sit alongside the customary black dial. This crisply colored version eventually became known as the Explorer II Polar thanks to its white hue. Every Explorer 2 reference since the ref. 16550 has offered the option of a white or black dial.

  • Explorer II ref. 16550: 1985 – 1989
  • Explorer II ref. 16570: 1989 – 2011
  • Explorer II ref. 126570: 2011 – Present

All white dial editions are nicknamed the Polar, regardless of the specific reference.