Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand Ref 1655 straight hand

Year of issue:
Reference number: 1655
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is a beautiful example of an early Rolex Explorer II with straight hand, also known as the Steve McQueen or Freccione. The dial and hands are all original and have a great look with a soft creamy patina. The case on this watch is very strong and sharp. The Rolex Explorer II is a highly collectible Rolex sport model. It is great to find such an early one with the 'straight seconds hand' in such wonderful original condition. This watch does come on a later Rolex heavy link oyster bracelet.


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.