Description: Rolex 1655 - "Steve McQueen" Explorer II, excellent condition, very nice patina on the dial and hands. Circa 1979
Comments: The Rolex Explorer II [ref. 1655] was released in 1971, and was designed especially for cave explorers. One of it's most distinctive features was a secondary large orange 24 hour hand. This secondary 24 hour hand was intended to help the explorer, who may have lost his sense of time in the constant darkness, to tell if the main hour hand was representing AM or PM. Production of the Explorer II [ref. 1655] was discontinued in 1985, and the watch is now extremely valuable and highly collectable. The case is stainless steel and in excellent condition, very nice patina on the dial and hands.