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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3624

    ROLEX, "EXPLORER II" REF. 16550 CREAM/IVORY

    STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL-TIME BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY AND IVORY-COLOURED DIAL

    CASE 839946, MANUFACTURED IN 1984

    Price Realised  

    ROLEX, "EXPLORER II" REF. 16550 CREAM/IVORY

    STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL-TIME BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY AND IVORY-COLOURED DIAL
    CASE 839946, MANUFACTURED IN 1984

    Calibre 3085, 27 jewels, gloss cream/ivory-coloured dial with luminescent tritium hour markers, "rail" layout, polished steel hands, sweep centre seconds, GMT hand, three-part case, polished and satined, sapphire crystal with magnified lens, 24-hour bezel, screw-down case back, Twinlock crown, Rolex Oyster bracelet (ref. 78360), case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 39 mm.


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    US$10,000-15,000
    EUR7,600-11,000

    The present EXPLORER II is from the very first series of reference 16550 that were introduced into the market in 1985, replacing reference 1655. It features the highly sought after cream/ivory dial with the "rail" configuration. The name is derived from the warm ivory-colour of the dial in conjunction with the symmetric division of the two lines below the centre: "Superlative" and "Officially" to the left, clearly separated by a vertical space, or "rail", and "Chronometer" and "Certified" to the right.

    Special Notice

    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.