Rolex Explorer II Ref 1655

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Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 1655

Serial number: 534XXXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This is an excellent  example of a Rolex Explorer II Reference 1655  from 1978. It has a beautiful original dial with pleasing luminous markers. The case is very sharp with a thick bevel on the lugs. This watch has been nicknamed the Steve McQueen and Freccione. This watch is  highly sought after by many collectors throughout the world. Comes with box and papers.


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.