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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, October 16, 2005

LOT 14

So-called "Steve McQueen" Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, "Explorer II", Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Ref. 1655. Made in 1977. Fine, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with date, special 24-hour bezel and hand and a stainless steel Rolex "Fliplock" Oyster bracelet.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and protected crown, graduated bezel in 24 hours, crystal with “cyclops" lens. D. Black with tritium coated indexes, aperture for the date.Tritium-coated "baton" hands, the orange arrow to indicate the diurnal and nocturnal hours on the 24-hour graduated bezel. M. Cal. 1575 GMT, rhodium plated, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber,self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance-spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 39 mm. Thickness: 14 mm.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and protected crown, graduated bezel in 24 hours, crystal with “cyclops" lens.
D. Black with tritium coated indexes, aperture for the date.Tritium-coated "baton" hands, the orange arrow to indicate the diurnal and nocturnal hours on the 24-hour graduated bezel.
M. Cal. 1575 GMT, rhodium plated, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber,self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance-spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 39 mm. Thickness: 14 mm.

CHF 11,000 - 13,000

EUR 7,000 - 8,500 / USD 9,000 - 11,000

Sold: CHF 12,650


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original