Lot No. 486 (89th Auction)
Rolex "Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II Superlative Chronometer officially certified", Case No. 8096501, Ref. 1655, Cal. 1570, 38 mm, circa 1983

A gentleman's rare, automatic wristwatch with 24-hour indicator and date - so called "Steve McQueen" - original box and operating instructions
Case: steel, screw back, bezel with radial Arabic 24 hours, screwed "Twinlock" winding crown, steel "Oyster" bracelet ref. 78360. Dial: black, luminous indexes, centre seconds, central orange luminous 24-hour hand, date indicator, luminous baton hands. Movm.: rotorwind movement, rhodium-plated, ground, 7 adj., 26 jewels, Glucydur screw balance, shock protection for balance.

Ref. 1655
English-speaking collectors call the Ref. 1655 the "Steve McQueen", whereas it is known as "Freccione" by their Italian counterparts.

to be sold without reserve
Estimate  8,000 - 12,000 €
This is a lot of a former auction!

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