Rolex. A fine stainless steel centre seconds automatic wristwatch with 24-hour bezel and orange hand
Lot 113
Rolex. A fine stainless steel centre seconds automatic wristwatch with 24-hour bezel and orange hand together with the original punched Guarantee papers, fitted Rolex box and bill of sale Explorer II, Ref:1655, Case No.6312361, Sold 11th January 1986
Sold for £11,400 (US$ 19,161) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Rolex. A fine stainless steel centre seconds automatic wristwatch with 24-hour bezel and orange hand together with the original punched Guarantee papers, fitted Rolex box and bill of sale
Explorer II, Ref:1655, Case No.6312361, Sold 11th January 1986
26-jewel Cal:1570 rhodium-plated movement with monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, black dial with luminous indexes and magnified aperture for the date, luminous white baton hands, large orange arrow hand, polished and brushed finished case with screw down case back and protected crown, graduated bezel in 24 hours, fitted stainless steel Oyster bracelet No.78360 with 580 end pieces and locking clasp, together with Rolex fitted box, outer card box, punched Guarantee papers signed 'Ernest Jones & Co Ltd, Christopher Place, St.Albans, Herts' and dated 11.1.86., together with its original Explorer booklet and bill of sale for the sum of £475, case dial and movement signed
40mm.

Footnotes

  • The Explorer II was originally launched in 1971 and was designed primarily for cave explorers. The model features a fixed bezel with 24 hour display and a special 24 hour hand that can be set to distinguish day from night hours. It is known as the "Steve McQueen" or "Freccione", Italian for "big arrow" amongst collectors.
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