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Rolex Explorer II 1655 – Steve McQueen Orange Straight Second Hand (1972) – 2 Year International Rolex Guarantee


Model:Explorer 2 Steve McQueen
Papers inlcuded:Yes
Box included:No



Just back from many many months away at Rolex UK is this beautiful Rolex Explorer II 1655.

This very rare first series watch has the straight second hand and has become known by enthusiasts as the “Steve McQueen” or the “Freccione”.

Finding good condition Steve McQueen straighthand’s is not a simple task.

Finding ones like this is even harder.

3.3m serial first series watch dating to this piece to 1972.

Beautiful cream lume dial and fading orange hand, great bezel with all numbers clear and a fat case to die for, especially following a light Rolex UK polish that we all know make the case look like no-one else can.

Comes with a full Rolex International Guarantee for 2 years for complete peace of mind.

Rolex Explorer 1655 – Steve McQueen Orange Hand

Dial & Hands: Beautiful Rolex 1655 dial with perfect matching creamy tritium hands and fading orange 24 hour hand. Rare straight second hand from the first series.

Case & Caseback: 3.3m serial with all numbers clearly readable between the lugs. Thick case that is correctly stamped inside the caseback. Very good original bezel.

Bracelet: The watch is wearing an excellent Rolex 78360 oyster bracelet with correct Rolex 580 end pieces.

Movement: Original Rolex serviced 1575 date movement in excellent condition.

Box & Papers: This watch was given a full mechanical service by Rolex UK in June 2012, has been unworn since and comes with the international service warranty certificate for 2 years

Price: £ SOLD

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2 Responses

  1. Hi

    Could you fill me in on what Rolex did in the service? I’d like to get a feel for how much of the watch is original and how much refurbed or replaced?



    1. Certainly Stuart. They carried out a full movement service, replaced the crystal, pressure tested and resealed. Everything else was kept as original.

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