Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

84 Rolex Very Rare and Attractive Explorer II Automatic Dual Time Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 1655, With Box and Papers

Estimate: € 13,000 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 24,050

Lot Description

Model: Explorer II
Reference: 1655
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1976
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 4 401 125
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Box, papers, booklet

The dial of the present “Freccione” reference 1655 displays a “T Swiss T” designation underneath 6 o’clock, instead of “T Swiss <25 T”, which later generation dials would feature. The present iteration is a Mark II dial, found on serial numbers between 2.5M and 5.5M, and easily recognizable by the “frog’s foot” crown and the short, serif-less design of the “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” designation. The watch features a correct seconds hand with the luminous lollipop, which was only fitted to this serial number. Offered complete of its original Guarantee dated 1977 and box, the present piece impresses with the astounding condition of both case and dial making an absolutely enchanting piece.