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A " curiosity ": Rolex Explorer II 16550 " Prototype " White, and Black.

Well, that's what the Auction House says ( Antiquorum ). What is the detail which makes them think that it is a prototype? The nipple dials, here. Which you don't find in any other Explorer II, 16550 or 16570. Now, I am very prudent when it comes to Rolex
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By: amanico
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Rui
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Evolving taste

To be honest, I never liked the current Explo II. Big, and well, messy dial with this mix of references. For you...
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By: Kniazukay
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amanico
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On the early 16760 dials

Reference 16760 was the first of the GMT-Master II line and the first one to be offered with a Coke insert. Despite being in production for only five years, it was produced with an amazing variety of dials. The most visible characteristic is the text Oyst
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By: csbracc
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amanico
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A not so old picture of my Rolex Explorer II 16550 Cream Rail Dial.

A magic dial, due to a spectacular detail, the cream dial, and a subtle detail the rail wording. A beautiful neo vintage. Best, Nicolas
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By: amanico
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amanico
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16800 Matte Dial kind of day!

Two others: 16660 and 16550:
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By: gregcarraram3
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renerod
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Rolex Explorer II 16570: Two special ones, featuring the same interesting detail.

Here is my beloved 16550. Very interesting retrospective on these dials, mon ami. I always feel more comfortable with sure combinations of dials / references. Exotisme in vintage Rolex is a very dangerous game. Best, Nicolas
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By: amanico
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amanico
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Rolex Explorer II 16570: Two special ones, featuring the same interesting detail.

The Explorer II is easily my favorite Sports reference from Rolex, and the one I have researched the most extensively. The accepted knowledge is that the defect in the white coating making the dials turn cream was to be found in the early 16550's, from 19
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By: amanico
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amanico
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