Rare Original Rolex Oyster Explorer II orange hand from 1973 aka "Steve McQueen Rolex" with date and GMT second time zone feature, powered by Rolex automatic cal.1570 movement. Never polished stainless steel case and oyster style band. All original parts.
Factory Model Number. 1655.
Bit of History:
This model has also been called the Steve McQueen Rolex. Steve McQueen may have worn a Tag Heuer Monaco wristwatch in the 71 film "Le Mans", but in real life he wore a Rolex Explorer II, model 1655 - exact same one as you see here. Never popular during its first decade of production among regular public, but today Explorer II is very desirable piece among the collectors.
Certified COSC ( Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres ) Chronometer.
Date calendar, window display. 24 hour format ( military ) hand. Second Time Zone indicator. Jumping hour hand for easy time zone adjustment.
Sport style Pushbuttons, screw-down (threaded). Factory Logo engraved/embossed.
Acrylic. Bubble date magnifier. Raised.
Black color. Applied markers, coated with Tritium.
Tritium luminous filled. Black varnished. Patent (Mercedes) style. Tritium cracking in minute hand.
Satin finish. Oyster style links. All factory links are in.
(07) Excellent . For all original 73!.