Rolex. A fine stainless steel centre seconds automatic wristwatch with 24-hour bezel and orange hand together with the original punched guarantee papers Explorer II, Ref:1655, Case No.3804487, Sold 15th December 1976
Lot 227
Rolex. A fine stainless steel centre seconds automatic wristwatch with 24-hour bezel and orange hand together with the original punched guarantee papers Explorer II, Ref:1655, Case No.3804487, Sold 15th December 1976
Sold for £12,000 (US$ 20,149) inc. premium
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
Explorer II, Ref:1655, Case No.3804487, Sold 15th December 1976
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, punched Guarantee papers stamped A.E.Halfhide & Co. Ltd' and also the original bill of sale with a price of £220 and dated 15th December 1976, also its original Explorer booklet, 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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