Case size: 40 mm
Movement: automatic, caliber 1570
Year: circa 1979
Crystal: plastic crystal
Bracelet: Oyster bracelet, folding clasp, ref. 7836/93150-SOP3/580
Reference number: 1655
Serial number: 631.239
Accompanied by: Service papers from dec 2018
Original Mark III Bezel, folding clasp dated 2006, later hands, Factory overhauled December 2018 (15.650kr).
For detailed condition report, please contact specialist.
The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, Bukowski’s does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
110 000 SEK
10 400 EUR
10 700 USD
The Rolex Explorer II Reference 1655 nicknamed by collectors as the Steve McQueen or 'Freccione' by some Italian collectors because of the bright orange arrow-shaped 24-hour hand on the watch —the word 'Freccione' comes from the Italian word 'Freccia' which means "arrow"— was only produced by Rolex from 1971 through 1984.
At the time of its launch, the watch was intended to be a 'tool' watch for cave explorers that after spending days in a cavern, couldn't tell if it was day or night outside. A problem that was easily solved by the 24-hour orange arrow-shaped hand that along with the 24-hour military time bezel, would help them identify day or night times with ease.