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FS42: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Rolex. A Gentleman's Stainless Steel 'Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II' Automatic Wristwatch

Auction Lot FS42/290

Rolex. A gentleman's stainless steel 'Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II' automatic wristwatch circa 1970s model 1655 the 'Orange Hand Steve McQueen' with luminescent hands, fixed bezel, date aperture and screw down Rolex crown, on original Oyster strap, case dial approximately 39mm diameter excluding crown, serial number '6631005' together with original Rolex guarantee certificate and original purchase receipt from Bowden & Sons, Plymouth both dated 28th October 1981 and with green Rolex box, Rolex pouch, Rolex international service guarantee card, Rolex manuals and spare link.

Rolex. A Gentleman's Stainless Steel 'Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II' Automatic Wristwatch (FS42/290) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 16th April 2019 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Rolex. A gentleman's stainless steel 'Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II' automatic wristwatch circa 1970s model 1655 the 'Orange Hand Steve McQueen' with luminescent hands, fixed bezel, date aperture and screw down Rolex crown, on original Oyster strap, case dial approximately 39mm diameter excluding crown, serial number '6631005' together with original Rolex guarantee certificate and original purchase receipt from Bowden & Sons, Plymouth both dated 28th October 1981 and with green Rolex box, Rolex pouch, Rolex international service guarantee card, Rolex manuals and spare link.

Notes

The Explorer II was launched by Rolex in 1971. This particular model features a fixed bezel with 24 hour display and a special 24 hour hand originally to help cave explorers distinguish the day from night hours. It is known as the 'Steve McQueen' as rumoured to have been worn by the famous actor. It is also known by collectors as 'Freccione' as a short form for 'Orange hand'.

Price Realised

£13,000

Department

Jewellery and Watches

Fine Art Category

Wrist Watches

Sale Information

FS42: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 16th April 2019
Wednesday, 17th April 2019

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Tuesday, 16th April 2019 as part of the Watches and Jewellery section of the sale.

Contact

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

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Important Notes

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