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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II 216570 Luxury Watch Review The original ref. 1655 "Orange Arrow" Rolex Explorer II was reborn for 2011 as the ref. 216570. Rolex has retained the classic character of the original in a package thats as modern as it is handsome. Start with the new case. Rolex revived the lines of its classic "Steve McQueen" Explorer II in a robust 42mm case. The "Super Case" reads with the same proportions of the original, but the watch features a modern wrist presence that the 40mm vintage model cannot match. The new movement, Rolex caliber 3187, combines dual-time utility with Rolex's Paraflex shock absorbers and Parachrom Blue hairspring. Each of the latter is a Rolex innovation that contributes to this COSC Swiss chronometer's resistance to timing errors. "Perpetual" winding via silky smooth teflon-coated reversing wheels remains a Rolex trademark. The Explorer II 216570 also upgrades the bracelet and clasp from its 16570 predecessor. Whereas the old Explorer II continued to employ the outdated stamped Oysterclasp with spring-bar micro adjustment, the new 216570 features a robust milled unit that closes like the door of a 1990 Mercedes S-Class. Its Easylink 5mm micro-adjuster permits incremental changes to bracelet fit without necessitating access to a jeweler or tools. This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II 216570 is available from with full Rolex boxes, papers, and accessories. Video and content by Tim Mosso.