ROLEX EXPLORER II REF 1655 MK1 STRAIGHT END from 1972
Marque : ROLEX
Modèle : EXPLORER II
Référence : 1655
Serial : 328XXXX
Diameter : 39 MM
Movement : Automatic cal 1570
Case: Very nice slighlty polished and very thick case with perfect angles, no shocks or major scratches. The proportions are well preserved. Excellent condition of the case, still very thick. First series thin case with its special winding cover and in perfect condition.
Dial: Beautiful perfect original black dial with beautiful well-patinated tritium indexes and its orange "freccione" hand matching the first series of watches produced which took on this very particular patina. Ultra rare right hand and mk1 frog foot coronet dial. Perfect match of the patina of the hands and indexes.
Bezel: Beautiful MK2 bezel in perfect condition and unpolished with the numerals still well printed.
Bracelet : Acier plié 7936 un peu détendue endlink 380 et clasp code 72
Accessories: Original box and papers
Our opinion: A model apart from the Rolex collection with this watch designed for speleologists. Hence its 24-hour bezel, which is not directional in order to indicate to speologists whether it was 8 a.m. or 8 p.m. in an ultra-dark cave, for example. Same movement base as the gmt master I with the particularity of this large orange luminescent tritium hand indicating the time in 24 hours. A mythical little-produced watch and here in its very first version with mk1 dial, orange freccione hand and ultra rare straight hand. THE very first 1655 ever produced which makes it a historic model in the professional vintage Rolex collection of large collections that will find its place in any serious collection. Watch also delivered with its box and papers.