Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 86

Rolex - Ref. 1655, date, AM-PM indication, black dial; “Explorer II” so-called “Steve McQueen”, “Albinos”; stainless steel

HKD 150,000 - 180,000

USD 19,300 - 23,100 / EUR 18,000 - 21,600 / CHF 19,300 - 23,100

Sold: HKD 168,750

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, winding crown protected by the crown guards, 24-hour graduated fixed bezel, black dial with centre-seconds and two horological complications: • Instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 3 o’clock, under Cyclops lens) • Diurnal (day-time) and nocturnal (night-time) hours with a 24-hour (AM-PM) scale (central hour index).

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 3-10-01



HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Oyster Perpetual Date” “Explorer II” “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”

Reference 1655

Year circa 1973

Movement No. D 612 180

Case No. 3 510 206

Material stainless steel

Bracelet stainless steel Rolex “Oyster” bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. 78 360; end-links 580)

Diameter 38.1 mm.

Length 175 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 1570, adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures

Length 175 mm. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories certificate of origin, Attestation de chronomètre officiel, booklet, leather pouch, additional deployant clasp


The certificate/guarantee mentioned that this watch was sold by Unión Suiza, Barcelona (Spain), on August 25, 1976.