Rolex Explorer II Polar
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.