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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 105

Ref. 1655, Steve McQueen Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," Ref. 1655. Made in 1979. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date, special 24-hour bezel, large orange arrow 24-hour hand and a stainless steel Jubilee bracelet.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, graduated 24-hour bezel, screwed-down case back and protected crown, crystal with cyclops lens. D. Black with luminous baton indexes, aperture for the date. Luminous white baton hands, large luminous arrow to indicate the diurnal and nocturnal hours on the 24-hour graduated bezel. M. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straightline lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, 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.

USD 11,000 - 15,000

EUR 8,300 - 11,000 / CHF 13,000 - 17,000

Sold: USD 13,200

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-9



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original