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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 17, 2013

LOT 489

ROLEX REF. 1655 EXPLORER II STEVE MCQUEEN STEEL Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, case No. 7431678, Ref. 1655. Made in 1982. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date, 24-hour bezel, large orange arrow 24-hour hand and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted box, guarantee and hang tags.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, graduated 24-hour bezel, screw down case back and protected crown, crystal with cyclops lens. D. Black with luminous baton and triangular indexes, outer minutes/seconds divisions, 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, rhodium-plated, 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. 40 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Approx. overall length: 180mm

CHF 12,000 - 16,000

USD 13,000 - 17,000 / EUR 9,500 - 13,000

Sold: CHF 17,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original