Rolex Explorer II Steve McQueen Ref. 1655 Year 1982

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1982

Reference number: 1655

Serial number: 7432XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

With its unique dial configuration the Steve McQueen Explorer is different from all other Rolex sports models. Initially introduced for Explorers the orange hand in combination with the 24h bezel helps to distinguish between night and day.  This beautiful example bears a MK5 dial which is correct for the early 80s and has a beautiful vivid patina on lume and hands. We still don't know why it is named after Steve McQueen but it definitively adds to its iconic status. The Rolex Explorer II 1655 is probably one of the most undervalued Vintage Rolex out there but it has already started to gain more attraction amongst seasoned collectors.

SKU 1.1.665
Brand Rolex
Model Explorer II Steve McQueen
Ref. No. 1655
Serial No. 7432XXX
Year 1982
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Very fat and crisp case that has been polished in the past. Reference and serial numbers remain crisp and fully intact
Bracelet / Strap Solid 78360 Oyster bracelet with little wear from age
Dial Very nice MK5 dial with vivid patina on lumes and hands
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No


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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.