16 May 2016
Rolex. A very fine stainless steel automatic dual-time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II, Steve McQueen model, ref. 1655, case no. 3'182'971, circa 1975
Cal. 1570 automatic movement, 26 jewels, black matte dial, luminous baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, central orange luminous 24 hour hand, sweep centre seconds, minute divisions, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, brushed bezel calibrated for 24 hours, screw back stamped II.72 to the inside, screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
39 mm. diam., overall bracelet length approx. 185 mm.
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With Rolex presentation box.
The present reference 1655 is distinguished by its very good, original overall condition.
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