Explorer II

1974

£26,500

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Model name
Explorer II
Location
London - UK
Year
1974
Metal
Stainless Steel
Reference
1655
Dial
Mk1 Straight Seconds
Serial
35XXXXX
Style
Men's / Unisex
Bezel
24 Hour
Indexes
Luminous
Case
40mm
Bracelet
Oyster
Crystal
Sapphire
Box & Paperwork
Rolex / Oysterbar
Movement
Automatic Cal. 1570
Condition
Excellent
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DIAL
Original Mk1 matte black dial with tritium markers

Original black dial with tritium markers, orange 24 hour hand & straight seconds hand. This is a rare first series Explorer II which features the straight seconds hand and Mk1 dial type. The dial is signed “T Swiss T” referring to the tritium used on the dial. The dial has not been touched and remains in excellent original condition.

CASE
Steel case with original 24 hour fixed bezel

The Explorer II reference 1655 in stainless steel. The 3.5 million serial number in-between the lugs denotes the year of production to 1974 and features its original 24 hour bezel. This reference also features a plexiglass with “Cyclops” magnifying the date display and a Rolex Twinlock screw down crown. The case has been professionally polished giving the watch a stunning aesthetic.

BRACELET
Original Rolex Oyster Bracelet

Original Rolex Oyster bracelet, reference 78790. Bracelets can be resized on request.

Box & Paperwork

The watch comes with its original Rolex box & booklets. It is also accompanied by documentation to guarantee the authenticity, and a certificate from The Watch Register stating that the watch has cleared their extensive database of lost & stolen watches.

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This watch has been checked by our experts and serviced by our Rolex authorised watchmaker. We guarantee the authenticity and provide a one year mechanical warranty.