Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 342

ROLEX REF. 1655 EXPLORER II STEVE MCQUEEN, STRAIGHT HAND, STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified", case No. 2920004, Ref. 1655. Made in 1972. Very 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 Rolex USA riveted Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp.

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

HKD 56,000 - 72,000 / USD 7,000 - 9,000

Sold: CHF 13,750

Three-body, polished and brushed, graduated 24-hour bezel, screwed-down case back and protected crown, crystal with Cyclops lens. Black with luminous baton 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. 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.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 38 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 157 mm. Property of the original American owner