Rolex Explorer II*** 1655 Freccione*** 1971
ROLEX Explorer II ‘Freccione’ Ref. 1655, First Execution Dial / Second execution bezel, 1971
Serial: 3391535
Circa: 1971
Reference No.: 1655

CASE: 40mm, stainless steel, 24 hour bezel, acrylic crystal with date loupe

MOVEMENT: Caliber 1575, Self-winding chronometer movement, 26 jewels

DIAL: Black matte dial with tritium hour markers and T SWISS T at the bottom, White batton H/M hands and large orange arrow shaped 24 hour.
Straight seconds hand in white.

BRACELET: Rolex stainless steel bracelet Ref. 78360/501

Condition Report: The dial and hands are in perfect and original condition. The case appears to have been polished, but is still thick and not over-polished. The bracelet is a later one.

NOTES: The nickname Freccione, which means arrow in Italian, comes from the large arrow shaped orange GMT hand. This model is also called the Steve McQueen but the nickname is more appropriately known for the Heuer Monaco he wore on screen.
In addition, this is a Mark I and the most sought after of vintage Explorer II models.