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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 15, 2015

LOT 49

ROLEX REF. 16570 EXPLORER II STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," case No. P841224, Ref. 16570. Sold July 17th, 2002. Fine, two time zone, center-seconds, self-winding, water resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date independently adjustable 12-hour hand and a stainless steel Oysterlock bracelet. Accompanied by the original fitted box, warranty (now void) and booklets.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, steel bezel graduated in 24 hours, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. Black with luminous round, baton and triangular white gold indexes, outer minute division, aperture for the date. Luminous white gold skeleton hands, luminous red arrow 24-hour hand. Cal. 3185, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

USD 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 23,500 - 39,000 / CHF 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: USD 4,375

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial case and movement signed. DIAM. 39 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm.