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Rolex Explorer II Ref. 1655 Orange Hand Mk. 2

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Straight Facts

The Rolex Explorer II Ref. 1655 was introduced in 1971 and was outfitted with an orange GMT hand to be used as a day/night indicator for professionals that didn’t see daylight for a longer period of time. Think cave explorers and climbers who were in environments that stay dark for long periods of time. It has a fixed stainless steel bezel that possesses engraved 24-hour indications to support the GMT function of the orange 24-hour hand. Sometimes referred to as the “Steve Mcqueens” these rare birds are extremely sought after for their whimsical design and cult following. This wonderful example features a lightly patinated and gorgeous Mk. 2 dial and sharp case. All original and well preserved this piece is a true wonder of the 70’s.

*Some marks or spots on the dial are reflections or dust on the crystal and are due to high intensity strobe lighting used while photographing. They are not actually on the watch or visible in natural lighting.

Stainless Steel 1974 Automatic Sport

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