View 1 of Lot 63. ROLEX | STEVE MCQUEEN EXPLORER II , REFERENCE 1655, STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1984.
View 1 of Lot 63. ROLEX | STEVE MCQUEEN EXPLORER II , REFERENCE 1655, STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1984.
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ROLEX | STEVE MCQUEEN EXPLORER II , REFERENCE 1655, STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1984

Estimate:

9,000 - 12,000 GBP

PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

ROLEX | STEVE MCQUEEN EXPLORER II , REFERENCE 1655, STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1984

ROLEX | STEVE MCQUEEN EXPLORER II , REFERENCE 1655, STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1984

Estimate:

9,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

15,000

GBP

PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

ROLEX


STEVE MCQUEEN EXPLORER II , REFERENCE 1655

STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET,

CIRCA 1984


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewels

Movement number: D’611’546

Case: stainless steel, screw-down crown and back

Case number: 8’314’496

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp

Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 185mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: original Rolex guarantee dated January 28th, 1984, original Wempe invoice dated January 28th, 1984, photocopy of exportation documents from Germany to the UK dated February 1st, 1984, photocopy of service invoice dated November 4th, 1999 and service invoice for a full service dated July 11th, 2014


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The Explorer 1655 is often referred to by the nickname 'Freccione' (Italian for 'arrow') thanks to its very prominent arrow-tipped orange 24-hour hand. By pointing to the fixed 24-hour marked bezel, the orange 24-hour hand serves as a prominent day or night indicator; vital for those who spend extended periods exploring in hazardous conditions and might otherwise become disorientated.

The present example bears the correct Mark 5 dial that was fitted on pieces with a serial number comprised between 6 and 8.4 million. The watch was consigned by its original owner who bought it new at Wempe in Hamburg.