The Explorer II often does the rounds at the top of 'the most underrated Rolex model' list, and it's not difficult to see why. In addition to many of*the attractive hallmarks of steel sports Rolex models, it also has just a dash more personality – is it the pop of orange that catches your eye? The bezel? Or in this case the almost luminous white dial? Peter counts the ways he loves this model, and explains what sealed the deal for him.* When did you first see/hear about it? I've always been a fan of the Rolex Explorer II, and for the longest time I was ready to pull the trigger on this watch's predecessor, the Ref.16570 that is, until I tried it on. Once I did, I quickly realised that for my larger wrists, the 40mm case was perhaps a tad on the small side. So, I decided against the Explorer and instead went about shoring up my collection with other timepieces that didn't bear the "Big Crown". Fast forward to 2011, and the current Ref.216570 was unveiled at Baselworld, and as soon as I read that the dimensions had swelled to 42mm, I knew I had to…

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