Rolex Explorer II Ref 1655 Orange Hand

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Year of issue: 1971

Reference number: 1655

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Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This a an incredible example of an early Rolex Explorer II with straight hand, also known as the Steve McQueen or Freccione. The dial and hands have a great look with a very pleasing pumpkin patina.The case on this watch is very strong and sharp. The Rolex Explorer II is a highly collectible Rolex sport model.

Dealer

Matthew Bain

THE EXPLORER IIĀ 1971

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.