Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Mar 03, 2021

LOT 236

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

HKD 170,000 - 226,000

CHF 19,500 - 26,000 / EUR 18,000 - 24,000 / USD 21,700 - 29,000

Sold: HKD 212,500

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)


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 3-10-01

Good

Patinated

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

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

Reference 1655

Year circa 1982

Movement No. DO 92 894

Case No. 7 431 981

Material stainless steel

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

Diameter 38.1 mm.

Caliber 1570, adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures

Dimensions Length 150 mm. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories certificate of origin, instruction booklet, service invoices

Notes

The original Certificate mentioned that this watch was sold by Eldorado Watches & Jewellery Co., Inc., Beverly, Los Angeles, California (U.S.A.), on June 1984. Service invoices from Rolex Mexico, dated 1986 and 1988.