Rolex Explorer II aka Steve McQueen

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Year of issue: 1971

Reference number: 1655

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Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This is a Rolex Explorer II known as the Steve McQueen or Frecione. The dial and hands have a great look with very pleasing patina. This watch is an early 1655 with a straight seconds hand. This watch comes on a Rolex oyster rivet bracelet. The Rolex Explorer II is a highly collectible Rolex sports model.


Matthew Bain


Rolex presented the Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, dedicated to polar explorers, speleologists, and all those pushing the boundaries of exploration. The watch featured a distinctive 24-hour hand, an invaluable aid around the poles and beneath ground when you can't tell night from day.