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Rolex Explorer II

Rail Spider 16550 B&P first owner invoice no polish

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1987 | Original box | Original papers
+ $327 for insured shipping to
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Listing code GM50T6
Brand Rolex
Model Explorer II
Reference number 16550
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Steel
Year of production 1987
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, München
Price €15,000 (= $16,619)
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 3085
Power reserve 48 h
Number of jewels 27
Frequency 28.800 A/h


Case material Steel
Case diameter 40 x 47 mm
Thickness 12 mm
Water resistance 10 ATM
Bezel material Steel
Crystal Sapphire crystal
Dial Black
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Steel
Bracelet color Steel
Bracelet length 200 mm
Lug width 20 mm
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material Steel
Buckle width 18 mm


Date, GMT


Central seconds, Luminous hands, Quick Set, Only Original Parts, Luminous indices


This is an automatically translated text.
Hans-Jürgen sold me this really great watch after having owned it for 36 years. He really took care of the watch. It has never been polished!
- new service
- with lc 100 papers & first purchase invoice
- spider leaf - only visible under certain light conditions
This watch is the direct successor of the Ref 1955, which was already worn by Steve Mc Queen.

In this condition and with these accessories the watch is not to be found a 2nd time!

Movement and function
automatic | Rolex Cal 3085 | 27 jewels | 42 hours power reserve | 28.800 a/h | chronometer certified | Breguet hairspring | rotor winding on both sides | indication of hours, minutes, central seconds | digital date at three o'clock | 4th hand to indicate a second time zone

black glossy | white gold framed round hour markers filled with tritium | white printed minute track | digital date at 3 o'clock | Mercedes hands in white gold filled with tritium luminous material | fourth hand to indicate a 2nd time zone | dial & hands time identical with the same very light and beautiful discoloration of the luminous material | the dial has slight hairline cracks, as usual on watches of this reference

stainless steel brushed
orig Rolex Oyster bracelet 78360 | with lug 501 | clasp code i 12
Rolex box deployant clasp | the bracelet has almost no tension loss - total length ca 21 cm

Stainless steel polished & brushed - first cut never polished
Case diameter without crown 39 mm
with crown 42 mm
from lug to lug 47 mm
case height 12 mm
solid screwed case back
sapphire crystal with date magnifier at 3 o'clock undamaged
bezel fixed with sunburst and engraved 24 hour graduation
orig Rolex crown screwed
Strap lug 20 mm
according to manufacturer 100 m water resistant - actual 30 m
total weight 122,30 gram

Scope of delivery
the watch
the orig Rolex warranty papers from 04.1987 from jeweler Diedrich & Scheuerle Hannover lc 100
the original purchase invoice
the chronometer description
the orig Rolex board box
2 spare elements

our warranty card with confirmation of authenticity
the personalized invoice for the watch with the data of the watch

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