Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.
The following three lots, numbers 46 to 48, are different examples of the celebrated Rolex "Explorer II", originally launched in 1971, designed primarily for speleologists (cave explorers). The model features a fixed bezel with 24 hour display and a special 24 hour hand that can be set to distinguish day from night hours or to read the current time in different time zones.
Reference 1655 (lots 46 and 47) is frequently referred to as the "Steve McQueen" or "Freccione", Italian for "big arrow" amongst collectors.