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Rolex Explorer II - Orange Hand – Rolex Serviced March 2017
Mint condition and highly collectible Rolex Explorer II Orange hand model reference 1655. It has just been returned from Rolex where it underwent a full service and with a new old stock bezel fitted. The retail price of the service is £953, though due to trade discount obtained, the actual cost was £670, as seen on the service receipt, There is a full Rolex warranty with the serviceand of course comes with the service receipt, and service warranty card as well as the service box, booklet and pouch. It also comes with original box and Chronometer/Guarantee certificate, however there is a mistake on the certificate from the retailers, where the stock number has been written on rather than the serial number. These watches are highly collectible due to their rarity and are continually rising in value. The model name is an Explorer II but it is often referred to as the Orange Hand Explorer due to obvious reasons. In addition to being called the Orange hand Explorer II is also commonly referred to as the Steve McQueen model, as he was allegedly seen wearing this model on a regular basis. However popular research suggests that Steve McQueen favoured the Rolex Submariner 5512 chronometer model, this was in private and on film sets. He was also seen wearing the Heuer Monaco on film sets. The Explorer II watches are in high demand and represent a good investment as well as being a lovely and desirable watch that can be worn every day. This model was made for a short period only in the 1970's and early 1980’s and is therefore the reason why they continue to rise in value. They are not easy to find and are due to the short production period, they are a scarce watch. The orange hand provides a 24 hour function and the hand rotates the dial every 24 hours, and the 24 hour time is reference is against the fixed 24 hour outer bezel. The orange hand can be used for a GMT function. The dial is in mint condition with a very bright unfaded orange hand has a screw down crown with stop seconds function for accurate time setting, date function at 3 position, with magnified cyclops lens, acrylic plexi crystal, and above all, it is a Swiss Certified Chronometer. The case and bracelet are in mint condition with a few minor marks to the bezel which is to be expected of a watch of this age. It comes with the Rolex service receipt, chronometer guarantee certificate, and inner box. This is an all around great watch can be worn everyday or a good collectors piece and investment with continued rising prices. The dimensions of the watch are as follows: The width is 40 mm excluding crown, 42mm including crown and 48 mm lug to lug and thickness is 13.5 mm.