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Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand (Mark I), 1655
RO21417S Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand (Mark I) Back
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Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand (Mark I)
Straight Second Hand

Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand (Mark I), 1655

Was 21,995.00
Code: 21417S
Manufacturer Code: 1655
Specification
Gender Mens
SWC Ref RO-21417S
Warranty 12 Months
Age Circa 1971
Model No 1655
Box Non Original Box
Papers SWC Authenticity Card
Diameter 40mm
Brand Rolex
Condition Pre Owned - Fine
RRP Discontinued
Highlights

The Swiss Watch Co UK Ltd presents the Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand for sale.

Following on from the success of the Explorer, in the 1971 Rolex decided to add another feature to their sports watch; this time in the shape of a 24-hour indicator hand. They also increased the case size to 39mm and fitted the watch with a fixed bezel for spelunkers to indicate whether it was AM or PM. The extra hand was very large and luminous and was originally red but over time turned orange, hence the “orange hand” knickname.

The dial (MK I) is clean and black with contrasting white minute markers and additional Luminova markers at 2.5mins and 5mins. With the hands also being fitted with Luminova this in one of the most legible watches Rolex ever produced. Unlike later versions of this watch the dial is fitted with a straight second hand making it very unusual in appearance to other Rolexes. The watch is fitted with a polished plexi-glass and is powered by the calibre 1575 automatic movement and comes fitted on its original stainless steel folded Oster link bracelet with a folding clasp.

Originally from circa 1971 and in fine condition considering its age. The watch also comes with Rolex Boutique in Bond Street paperwork dated June 2020.

We purchased this off the original owner and it is all original including the bracelet from 1971, Very rare find.

This would be a great piece for any Rolex enthusiast.

Description
  • Fine condition for its age
  • Rolex Boutique receipt Dated June 2020
  • Very rare and highly sought after
  • Black dial with date
  • Mark I model
  • Straight second hand
  • Orange 24hour hand
  • Stainless steel case
  • Stainless steel bracelet
  • Fixed steel bezel
  • Automatic movement
  • Chronometer
  • Plexi glass
Guestbook Message
Paul Cowling

I purchased two Rolex watches with the intention of investment: (A 1978 1680 and a 1979 Air King 5700). I knew very little about the Rolex watch, and spent some time deliberating and researching as to what to buy. Tim and Jonathan were both very helpful over separate phone calls, when assurance and advice was needed to make sure I was making the right choice and decision. On my visit, Jonathan was highly professional, down-to-earth and an expert in his field. I came away very happy for the experience at the Swiss Watch Co., and am now the owner of two fantastic watches.

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