Rolex 216570 Orange Hand Explorer II
by Kyle Stults on March 23, 2011

Here it is Watch Fans, the new Rolex 216670 216570 aka the orange handed Rolex Explorer II.  Everything about this watch is spot on, at least for an armchair Rolex guy like myself. The Rolex 216570 Explorer II marks the 40th anniversary of the original Explorer II.  The case is enlarged to 42mm and houses the NEW Rolex caliber 3187 which is entirely designed and manufactured by Rolex.  The Caliber 3187 includes recent Rolex innovations such as Paraflex shock absorbers and parachrom hairspring. The bracelet (77210) features a new Oysterlock clasp with safety catch and Easylink extension link.  On the dial, the 24-hour hand has returned and the orange colour of the original 1971 model.  The luminescent hour and minute hands are broader and more legible, and, on the black-dial version, their black base blends with the black dial to create a “phantom effect”.

Update: Live pics added, here.

Rolex 216570 Orange Hand Explorer II

42mm 904L stainless steel case, fixed bezel, cyclops lens over date, 100 meter water resistance, Rolex Caliber 3187 (COSC)