New explorer ref. 216570 : photo shoot

Oct 27, 2011,08:29 AM

a friend of mine bought this watch.
borrowed it for one day to take these pics












Nicolas, reading your reply on a similar post a few steps below I have to say I completely disagree.

While you said;

Too large and too short hands, too big round indexes, too big and too thick case. The numbers on the bezel are too small, and too fat.

For me this is by far the most beautifull modern Rolex  (when I say modern, I mean since they started with those fat lugs like the 116610 sub) This is again a nice watch. lugs are not too fat, the case is well proportioned, hands are fat but I like them. 'Small numbers on the bezel' ??? Where ?? I think they have the perfect size.


Like said, it's the watch from a friend but If I had to pick one Rolex today .... it would definitely be this one.

The new subs ? I don't like them and I was afraid every ne watch would look 'fat' this explorer is imo perfect. I prefer 42 above 40 mm. 42 Is not too big and like said, imo it still looksgreat on the wrist.

This message has been edited by DrStrong on 2011-10-27 23:31:12 This message has been edited by DrStrong on 2011-11-02 01:53:27

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The best proportioned Rolex available in the market...

 By: massimiliano : October 27th, 2011-11:31
Wonderful watch! And beautiful photo... The only doubt is about the dial: white or black? I'm waiting for other photo... Thank you Bruno!

new rolex explorer II

 By: relax max! : October 29th, 2011-14:06
This watch is a sequel to the 1655, on that basis, I would say gotta be black but i agree, would like to see both to decide. Unfortunately for me 42mm might be too big

Great pictures, Bruno.

 By: amanico : October 27th, 2011-11:32
We are not obliged to agree on all, my friend. I stay on my position and thoughts on this watch: When you're used to the previous versions, ( the 1655 and the 16 550 / 570 ) there is a proportion, an harmony which had litteraly exploded, with this latest ... 

New Generation Rolex

 By: SCFR : November 4th, 2011-19:59
First of all, great pics u have there, Bruno! Well done! I'm a huge fan of old school Sport Rolex pieces. Pertaining to the new gen Rolexes, i tend to agree with Nicolas that the case bigger than it should have been and the lugs is kind of out of place. D...  

Welcome here, SCFR!

 By: amanico : November 4th, 2011-23:46
You and your Freccione! This one is in superb condition, and has developped a very nice and warm patina. I love this watch so much that I will certainly, one day;, take another one, a straight second hand, and certainly a rail dial. All the best. Nicolas.

blue lume

 By: Bruno.M1 : October 27th, 2011-12:24
this is what you see in the dark...  

And that is WHAT i like to see!

 By: BluNotte : October 28th, 2011-19:03
Thank you Bruno for this shot! Much in appreciation! Stephen

Wow now that is a pretty good looking watch

 By: Bill : October 27th, 2011-12:46
Bruno you really captured and high-lighted the best aspect. Great pictorial. Thanks Bill

Great photos, Bruno!

 By: AlexSunrise : October 27th, 2011-16:26
You managed to change the brute character of the watch and turn it into a much civilized presentation. Now I am more intrigued to see it in the flesh. What were your impressions in regards to comfort after having worn it all day? Best, Alex

I didn't wear it

 By: Bruno.M1 : October 28th, 2011-00:36
that is the problem with steel bracelets, my wrist is thicker and there is no way I can wear it if I haven't a few extra links.

Fantastic photo, Bruno.

 By: TdotBean : October 27th, 2011-19:19
I have to say your photo really change my mind on this watch. I'm sure I have no problem picking this watch and call it my 1st or 2nd modern Rolex. If I didn't knew the existence of the previous version. There are certain old world charm in those vintage ... 

I already want to get this watch, now I want it even more.

 By: grigo : October 27th, 2011-22:16
Great pictures, by far the best I have seen to date. Best regards, George

Great report Bruno, thanks for sharing ! [nt]

 By: DrStrong : October 27th, 2011-23:31
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Fantastic photos Bruno..

 By: ocwatching : October 28th, 2011-11:35
+1 on Nicolas photos I have seen of this model...nice job as always but I too agree with Bruno here. Best proportioned MODERN Rolex! The SubC's fat lugs just too much and IMHO, Rolex did the larger 42mm case right in this case. intrigued as ... 

Great looking watch! Congrats to your friend!

 By: patrick_y : October 28th, 2011-13:01
Is that an imperfection on the dial at the 11 o'clock position?

Strong shots my friend! [nt]

 By: BluNotte : October 28th, 2011-19:02
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Love the pics. Like the watch. [nt]

 By: Davo : October 29th, 2011-03:16
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top watch

 By: steveglenn410 : October 29th, 2011-10:54
just collected mine 4hrs ago from dealers i was and got to say over the moon with it, i was excited when i visited the Rolex stand in Base l put my name down at my AD soon as i came back, i wasnt expecting to see one on my wrist until the new year, couldn...  


 By: grigo : October 30th, 2011-12:18
You must post better pictures of the watch. Best regards, George

some eye candy new orange hand exp

 By: steveglenn410 : October 31st, 2011-13:28
as requested some more eye candy such a beautiful Black is definitely the colour i must check my wrist a 1000 times an hour i am in ore, well done Rolex...  

Thanks I really enjoyed.

 By: grigo : October 31st, 2011-23:10
I am still stumped now on whether I should get the white dial or the black dial??? I think that I am leaning towards the black dial even though I originally was tempted by the white one. Best regards, George

black is the colour

 By: steveglenn410 : November 1st, 2011-12:24
black is the colour george i was tempted by the white when i looked at them at the launch in basel but i am so glad i went for black the orange hand that makes this so distinguishable from the other sports range of rolex justs stands out so much more i ha...  

beautiful pictures...make the watch more attactive then in real life!

 By: Hororgasm : October 29th, 2011-15:36
sadly, i am not enamoured with it, just me and my choice peculiarity. best, Horo

Tiny spec on dial - ? imperfection

 By: dr.limms : November 5th, 2011-20:03
Picture 8. There appears to be a tiny bump on the dial. Looks like an imperfection rather than a smudge as the color is the same as the dial. 40mm Submariner fits my wrist like a glove. Wish Rolex had released a version in classic 40mm dimensions but Role... 

Great report Bruno............

 By: Topcat30093 : January 8th, 2012-05:07
And your photos are stunning......................As always. Now if you could only do the same with the black dial version than...................................That would be awesome

Magnificent Picture and Watch!

 By: George Ab : February 1st, 2012-23:24
I purchased the new Exp II and I really liked it. It is the first watch since the fat lugs that due to the increased diameter looks to my eye “right”. It is proportioned and doesn’t look like a brick on my wrist. I like Rolex watches for... 

Magnificent pictures mate superb really superb

 By: Miranda : February 3rd, 2012-12:02
I love this piece ever since I saw it in Basel