Rolex Explorer 1655 'Freccione' Mk5


Ready for your next exploration? We've got you covered. This Rolex Explorer II, reference 1655, dates back to 1981 and features a fifth series matte black dial with painted tritium indexes. The Rolex Explorer II was made to address one very specific problem. As you may have noticed it features an extra orange colored 24-hour hand, which is referred to as the 'Freccione' or 'Big Arrow' and next to that it also has an engraved 24-hour scaled bezel, which is the original one; unlike many other online offerings with service replacements installed. This way the lucky explorer can prevent losing all notion of time by being able to distinguish night from day during his or hers explorations to the far North where the sun might not pop up for months on end.All that goodness is fitted into an Oyster case which measures in at a perfect 38 mm. As a result, the watch sits perfectly on any wrist and wears extremely well. Every aspect of this watch is in excellent condition. The case is still very sharp and the period correct Oyster bracelet with folding clasp has almost no stretch. The 1655 runs on Rolex caliber 1575 automatic movement. It comes as a full set with inner and outer box. We're glad to be offering it to its next explorer in 2023.

  • extrasMk5 dial
  • year1981
  • reference1655
  • modelExplorer