Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

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

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 23,400

Lot Description

Model: Explorer II
Reference: 1655
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1977
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 5356027
Dimensions: 39 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 <25 T” designation underneath 6 o’clock, instead of “T Swiss T”, which prevoius 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 color. This Explorer II delights with its condition, crisp, prefect case, and beautifully aged dial.