Rolex Explorer II aka Steve McQueen, Ref 1655

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Year of issue: 1974

Reference number: 1655

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This a an incredible example of the Rolex Explorer II known as the Steve McQueen or Frecione. The dial and hands have a great look with a very pleasing patina. The case and bezel are both in mint condition. Comes on an original Rolex oyster bracelet. The watch also comes with a lot of original documentation including the original Rolex guarantee certificate and Rolex Explorer brochure.


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.