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Rolex Explorer II “Albino Freccione” or "Steve McQueen" ref. 1655

Steel - Black - 39mm

€ 37.500

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This stainless-steel Rolex reference 1655 Explorer II “Albino Freccione” or “Steve McQueen” produced ca. 1973 is overall in fantastic condition, just fully serviced and comes as a complete collector set.

The original and period correct MK2 matte black dial is in great condition and gives the watch a typical 70-ies funky and vintage vibe. The luminous material on the dial and hands has nicely patinated into a creamy and even color. The date wheel at 3 ‘o clock has the correct “open 6” and “open 9”. The orange 24-hour hand on this example has faded over the years to white, hence the nickname “Albino Freccione”. The white colored 24-hour hand gives the 1655 a completely different and more subdued look. Very rare and perfect for those who want something different.

The 39mm steel Oyster-case has thick lugs and sharp lines and is recently slightly touched up, of course preserving the original shape and lines. Because of the fantastic polish and brush combinations, it still plays constantly with the light. The newer fixed bezel, with 24-hour indication in even numbers Arabic numerals, is also in fantastic condition. The reference number and the case number between the lugs are clear and crisp, indicating the production year of +/- 1973 (376XXXX).

Inside the steel Oyster case, it houses Rolex’s caliber 1575 with hacking function. The mechanism, beating at a rate of 18,800 A/h. This movement had a full service in November 2022, so you will get our 2-year warranty.

The “Oyster-bracelet” and original Rolex adjustable clasp is very practical, they both are in great condition and had recently some improvements (normal stretch, maximum wrist circumference approximately 19cm).

This stunner with a very cool professional history, comes with:

• The original Rolex outer box;
• The original Rolex inner box;
• The “punched Rolex paper” (dated 1977, Tenerife Spain);
• The original green Rolex warranty folder;
• The Rolex Calendar card (1976 – 1977);
• The service bill and guarantee card, dated 1984, Madrid Spain (for 8.200,- Ptas which was 50,- euro!);
• A service bill (dated 1993, Tenerife Spain (for 16.637,- Ptas which was 100,- euro!);
• The Rolex Explorer Booklet;
• Our 2-year warranty.

Considered all facts and figures, this ‘over complete’ steel sport watch combines the cool aesthetics of a tool watch with the elegant patina of a vintage Rolex from the 70-ies.

We think this watch is, just like Steve McQueen himself, “The King of Cool”.

Viewings can be arranged by appointment only, at our cozy showroom surrounded by 70 beautiful classic cars (Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, Rolls Royce, and many more, only 15 minutes from Amsterdam).

Any questions?

We are proud to offer a two-year warranty on every Rolex watch offered by us. Other brands come with a one-year warranty unless otherwise mentioned.

The warranty includes the functioning of the watch including the functioning of any present complications. Each watch is in properly working condition and is carefully checked and/or serviced by our professional team before shipment. Please keep in mind that vintage watches need to be treated with reasonable care by their owners.

Excluded from the warranty are: water damage, turn and push buttons, crystal, watch strap and clasp. Improper use or damage caused by the owner or third parties are not covered by our warranty.

All warranty claims must be directly reported to Timeless Vintage Watches. The warranty will be void if a third party worked on or opened the watch.

The warranty is non transferable and only valid to the original purchaser. With every claim the invoice or invoice number must be presented. Repairs without a valid invoice are also possible but will be made at your costs.

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