Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, 24 hour hand, bracelet watch with ivory-coloured dial Explorer II, Ref:16550, Circa 1987
Lot 159
Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, 24 hour hand, bracelet watch with ivory-coloured dial Explorer II, Ref:16550, Circa 1987
Sold for £7,800 (US$ 13,110) inc. premium
Lot Details
Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, 24 hour hand, bracelet watch with ivory-coloured dial
Explorer II, Ref:16550, Circa 1987
27-jewel Cal.3085 nickel-finished lever movement, ivory-coloured dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous Mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, central luminous 24 hour hand, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, bezel calibrated for 24 hours, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, together with Rolex guarantee papers and fitted presentation box, case, dial and movement signed
40mm.

Footnotes

  • The present Explorer II model was introduced into the market in 1985 and replaced the reference 1655. It features the much sought after ivory dial. The name is derived from the warm ivory-colour of the dial.

    The "ivory dial" Explorer II models were produced in a very small series only and with this example been owned by the Porsche Family make it highly desirable watch for the Rolex collector.
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