Rolex Explorer II Ref 1655 Orange Hand

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Year of issue: 1971

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 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.


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.