Rolex Explorer II 1655 Freccione - Creamy Lume

warm and lovely look - fantastic overall condition

Description
This gorgeous Rolex Explorer Freccione dates from 1978.

The orange 24-hour hand is the hallmark feature of this watch. It is also the reason why this Explorer model is nicknamed "Freccione" (Italian for pointer/hand). Rolex developed the Explorer Freccione for explorers who spent long periods of time in places without natural light. A day/night display was of great importance for these people. With the help of the orange hand and the 24-hour bezel, the time can be read off the bezel in 24-hour format.

A special attribute of this example is the absolutely evenly aged tritium lume in the hands and hour markers. The creamy patina of the original luminous material gives the watch a warm and harmonious appearance.

Condition report
Dial: flawless matt black surface, original tritium lume, matching creamy patina in hour markers and hands.

Case: stainless steel case with little signs of wear, intact sunburst finish on the lugs, full profile.

Bezel: steel bezel with natural signs of wear.

Movement: Rolex automatic caliber 1570 in perfect condition.

Bracelet: Rolex Oyster stainless steel bracelet Ref. 93150, end links 580, little stretch, minimal signs of wear.

Summing-Up
The Rolex Explorer 1655 Freccione is a popular and rare Rolex vintage model. This example is more than 40 years old and scores with its excellent original condition and warm, lovely look.

Serial number: 5674xxx (1978)

Int.Exe.: 1258135
Features

Manufacturer: Rolex

Model: Explorer II

Reference: 1655

Functions: date - central second - COSC certified chronometer - 24 hours display, day and night display - screw-down crown - hour and minute - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: black

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: stainless steel

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Diameter: 40mm

Caliber name: Rolex 1570

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1978

Stock No.: PTV1798

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - top condition

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