Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

Monaco Legend Group is pleased to present its 4th auction with Davide Parmegiani. 
Once again, we have refined our selection of rarities to satisfy all kinds of collectors and passionate, starting from vintage to the rarest modern and contemporary pieces that the market can offer.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 1 to 110
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 111 to 264

193 Rolex Very Nice and Beautiful Explorer II Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 1655

Estimate: € 14,000 –⁠ 28,000

Sold € 19,500

Lot Description

Model: Explorer II
Reference: 1655
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1974
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 3742521
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The Explorer I was created especially for mountain climbers, while the Explorer II, with its 24-hour graduated bezel and its large, luminescent 24-hour hand arrow, was intended for those spending extended time in dark environments, such as spelunkers. It was 1971 when the first Explorer II reference 1655 was presented like this watch. 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 lot offered here is one of these wonderful examples with also its very nice indexes with luminous material which is turned to an exciting yellow. This Explorer II delights with its hardly worn condition, crisp, unpolished case, and beautifully aged dial.