Rolex Explorer II 1655 'Freccione' Mk2

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This Rolex Explorer II, reference 1655, dates back to 1975 and features a second series matte black dial with painted tritium indexes. A characteristic feature of these Mk2 dials is the 'Frog Foot'. Now what is that exactly, you may ask? Well the pronounced Rolex coronet with its splayed figure and more heavier dots on the tips, earns itself this nickname amongst collectors.

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. The certificate shows the watch was sold in 1979 and we're glad to be offering it to its next explorer in 2023.


Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.