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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 124

Ref. 1655, "Steve McQueen" Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," Ref. 1655. Made circa 1973. Fine and very 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 Rolex Oyster bracelet. Accompanied by an autographed copy of an Auction Catalogue.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, graduated 24-hour bezel, screw-down case back and Oyster crown, crystal with cyclops lens. D. Black with luminous baton indexes, aperture for the date. Luminous white baton hands, large luminous orange arrow to indicate the diurnal and nocturnal hours on the 24-hour graduated bezel. M. Cal. 1570, rhodiumplated, 26 jewels, straight-line 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. 38 mm. Thickness 13 mm. From the Collection of Orlando Bloom

USD 10,000 - 15,000

EUR 7,500 - 11,000 / CHF 11,000 - 17,000

Sold: USD 12,600


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-10

Good

Patinated

Movement: 3-9*

Good

Scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original