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Rare MK1 Rolex 1655 Explorer II – Straight second hand ‘Freccione’


Model:Explorer II
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Here we have an absolutely stunning Rolex 1655 Explorer II Orange Hand “Steve McQueen” with rare straight seconds hand, MK1 dial in mint condition with matching light orange plots(!) and still warrantied under the Rolex International Guarantee.

This very rare first series watch with a 2.9m serial dates it to early 1971 and has become known by enthusiasts as the “Steve McQueen” or the “Freccione”.

Finding good condition early Steve McQueen straight second hands is not a simple task.

This one however is in excellent overall condition having been serviced by Rolex UK (Bexley) in 2008 and then again in December 2012, so is still under Rolex international warranty.

Lovely clean thick case with serial number and model number clearly readable between the lugs and very good condition early fixed bezel. Super clean movement keeping excellent time and warrantied by Rolex.

Comes on an original Rolex 7836 folded link bracelet dated 4.71 with only a little stretch and lots of life left.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking…….be quick, be very quick!

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