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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2880

    ROLEX. A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CENTRE SECONDS, DATE AND 24 HOUR INDICATION

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, EXPLORER II, MOVEMENT NO. 5707682, CASE NO. E608263, REF. 16570, CIRCA 1990

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    ROLEX. A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CENTRE SECONDS, DATE AND 24 HOUR INDICATION
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, EXPLORER II, MOVEMENT NO. 5707682, CASE NO. E608263, REF. 16570, CIRCA 1990

    Cal. 3185 nickel-finished lever movement, 31 jewels, mono-metallic balance adjusted to temperature and 5 positions, the off-white dial with luminous beige cream dagger, baton and dot numerals, luminous mercedes hands, centre seconds, luminous tip to the red arrowhead 24 hour indication hand, magnified aperture for date, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with bezel calibrated for 24 hours, screw down crown and screw back, together with a stainless steel Rolex bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.


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    US$2,500-3,900
    EUR1,900-2,800

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    Pre-Lot Text

    EXPLORER II

    The Explorer II, reference 1655 was first introduced in the early 1970s. The model features a fourth arrowhead hand that rotates once every 24 hours, as does the GMT-Master model. Though unlike the GMT-Master, the Explorer II has a fixed bezel engraved with hour markers. This model was specifically marketed to spelunkers and cave explorers, who could easily lose the difference between diurnal and nocturnal hours. Two styles of this model were produced, the former with an orange hands, and the latter with a red hand produced until 1985. The very first of the red hand Explorer II had unusual red enamelling on the bezel rather than black. These models also had white dials with tritium dots and hand outlined in white gold, white later examples possessed hands outlined in black.