Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand Ref. 1655 with Original Box and Paper

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Year of issue: 1984

Reference number: 1655

Serial number: 7,43X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

The Rolex Explorer II, ref. 1655, also known as the "Orange Hand" or "Freccione," is an important watch in the history of Rolex sport models. This reference was released in 1971 and marked a drastic change in the design of the Explorer. This Orange Hand Explorer is in fantastic original condition with a flawless dial, thick, sharp case, and original bracelet. The watch comes complete with box and paper noting a 1984 sale. This watch has a 7.43m serial.


Justin Gruenberg


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.