It about time to show your ref 1655 - Orange Hands.....

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It about time to show your ref 1655 - Orange Hands.....

Joined: October 4th, 2006, 9:33 pm

February 15th, 2012, 10:20 am #1

As I was enjoying the crisp beauty of a newcomer, a ref 1655 Orange Hand mit rare 'Rail-Dial' that are generally still undervalued compared to equily rare Sea Dwellers or Submariners from same age. With the new attention Rolex gave the Explorer 2 last year, we already see them get very rare to find in this condition. This 3.7 million serial ( 1973 ) makes this rare Rail Dail from the very early batch, most we know are from '74-'77. Definitely not easy to find, specially with this white lumious it has a divine look guys like Reinhold Messner suits well.. So show us your Explorer II Orange Hand!!....



Here we see the ref 1655 Rail Dial together with the new 42 mm 'Heritaged' Explorer II Orange Hand and on the right and the original Rolex Explorer II, given by Rolex Geneva directly to Sir Edmund Hillary for his enormous achievements...



Sir Ed is wearing his Orange Hand during the 'Ocean to Sky Expedition', up close in the picture



The new white 42mm 'heritaged' Orange Hand & lovely patina on Sir Ed Hillary's ref 1655...



2 times mountain heroes /gods together; Sir Edmund Hillary & Reinhold Messner posing for a Rolex ad...


3 x original Sir Edmund Hillary 'Explorer', all presented by Rolex Geneva.. The middle one, the Hillary Rolex Bosecks, is on display at NZ Auckland Museum.



Mr Orange Hand himself, Reinhold Messner in action with his ref 1655..




Together with the legend, at his incredible castle in Bozen.. And yes, he likes it!
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Here a good morning picture with Peter Hillary in Geneva when I confinced him it's cool to wear 2 Rolex


Now show us your 'Freccione'!

Regards Philipp

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February 15th, 2012, 10:34 am #2



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Joined: October 4th, 2006, 9:33 pm

February 15th, 2012, 10:35 am #3

Nice shot! best to you back in Brussels, enjoy!

rg.Philipp
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February 15th, 2012, 10:35 am #4

As I was enjoying the crisp beauty of a newcomer, a ref 1655 Orange Hand mit rare 'Rail-Dial' that are generally still undervalued compared to equily rare Sea Dwellers or Submariners from same age. With the new attention Rolex gave the Explorer 2 last year, we already see them get very rare to find in this condition. This 3.7 million serial ( 1973 ) makes this rare Rail Dail from the very early batch, most we know are from '74-'77. Definitely not easy to find, specially with this white lumious it has a divine look guys like Reinhold Messner suits well.. So show us your Explorer II Orange Hand!!....



Here we see the ref 1655 Rail Dial together with the new 42 mm 'Heritaged' Explorer II Orange Hand and on the right and the original Rolex Explorer II, given by Rolex Geneva directly to Sir Edmund Hillary for his enormous achievements...



Sir Ed is wearing his Orange Hand during the 'Ocean to Sky Expedition', up close in the picture



The new white 42mm 'heritaged' Orange Hand & lovely patina on Sir Ed Hillary's ref 1655...



2 times mountain heroes /gods together; Sir Edmund Hillary & Reinhold Messner posing for a Rolex ad...


3 x original Sir Edmund Hillary 'Explorer', all presented by Rolex Geneva.. The middle one, the Hillary Rolex Bosecks, is on display at NZ Auckland Museum.



Mr Orange Hand himself, Reinhold Messner in action with his ref 1655..




Together with the legend, at his incredible castle in Bozen.. And yes, he likes it!
[

Here a good morning picture with Peter Hillary in Geneva when I confinced him it's cool to wear 2 Rolex


Now show us your 'Freccione'!

Regards Philipp
You saw it last time in town...

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Joined: October 4th, 2006, 9:33 pm

February 15th, 2012, 10:41 am #5



LOL!!


See you soon!
Rg.Philipp
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Joined: September 29th, 2006, 9:10 am

February 15th, 2012, 10:44 am #6

As I was enjoying the crisp beauty of a newcomer, a ref 1655 Orange Hand mit rare 'Rail-Dial' that are generally still undervalued compared to equily rare Sea Dwellers or Submariners from same age. With the new attention Rolex gave the Explorer 2 last year, we already see them get very rare to find in this condition. This 3.7 million serial ( 1973 ) makes this rare Rail Dail from the very early batch, most we know are from '74-'77. Definitely not easy to find, specially with this white lumious it has a divine look guys like Reinhold Messner suits well.. So show us your Explorer II Orange Hand!!....



Here we see the ref 1655 Rail Dial together with the new 42 mm 'Heritaged' Explorer II Orange Hand and on the right and the original Rolex Explorer II, given by Rolex Geneva directly to Sir Edmund Hillary for his enormous achievements...



Sir Ed is wearing his Orange Hand during the 'Ocean to Sky Expedition', up close in the picture



The new white 42mm 'heritaged' Orange Hand & lovely patina on Sir Ed Hillary's ref 1655...



2 times mountain heroes /gods together; Sir Edmund Hillary & Reinhold Messner posing for a Rolex ad...


3 x original Sir Edmund Hillary 'Explorer', all presented by Rolex Geneva.. The middle one, the Hillary Rolex Bosecks, is on display at NZ Auckland Museum.



Mr Orange Hand himself, Reinhold Messner in action with his ref 1655..




Together with the legend, at his incredible castle in Bozen.. And yes, he likes it!
[

Here a good morning picture with Peter Hillary in Geneva when I confinced him it's cool to wear 2 Rolex


Now show us your 'Freccione'!

Regards Philipp
Cheers
Chow

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Joined: January 28th, 2005, 6:28 am

February 15th, 2012, 10:44 am #7

As I was enjoying the crisp beauty of a newcomer, a ref 1655 Orange Hand mit rare 'Rail-Dial' that are generally still undervalued compared to equily rare Sea Dwellers or Submariners from same age. With the new attention Rolex gave the Explorer 2 last year, we already see them get very rare to find in this condition. This 3.7 million serial ( 1973 ) makes this rare Rail Dail from the very early batch, most we know are from '74-'77. Definitely not easy to find, specially with this white lumious it has a divine look guys like Reinhold Messner suits well.. So show us your Explorer II Orange Hand!!....



Here we see the ref 1655 Rail Dial together with the new 42 mm 'Heritaged' Explorer II Orange Hand and on the right and the original Rolex Explorer II, given by Rolex Geneva directly to Sir Edmund Hillary for his enormous achievements...



Sir Ed is wearing his Orange Hand during the 'Ocean to Sky Expedition', up close in the picture



The new white 42mm 'heritaged' Orange Hand & lovely patina on Sir Ed Hillary's ref 1655...



2 times mountain heroes /gods together; Sir Edmund Hillary & Reinhold Messner posing for a Rolex ad...


3 x original Sir Edmund Hillary 'Explorer', all presented by Rolex Geneva.. The middle one, the Hillary Rolex Bosecks, is on display at NZ Auckland Museum.



Mr Orange Hand himself, Reinhold Messner in action with his ref 1655..




Together with the legend, at his incredible castle in Bozen.. And yes, he likes it!
[

Here a good morning picture with Peter Hillary in Geneva when I confinced him it's cool to wear 2 Rolex


Now show us your 'Freccione'!

Regards Philipp
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Joined: October 29th, 2006, 10:37 am

February 15th, 2012, 10:48 am #8

You saw it last time in town...

Wanna sell it back shipmate?
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Joined: October 4th, 2006, 9:33 pm

February 15th, 2012, 10:51 am #9

Cheers
Chow

What's there not to love on this extreme tool watch!

Can you tell me your serial ( first 3 digits

Rg.Philipp
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Joined: October 4th, 2006, 9:33 pm

February 15th, 2012, 10:53 am #10

Well done & I like that beat up look it has!

Could you tell us also your serial ( first 3 digits;)

Thanks Philipp
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