Monday, October 4, 2010

Orange Hand Explorer II

Speleologists are the scientists who research caves. In the complete darkness you can easily loose sense of day and night. Rolex came with the very clever idea to design a watch for them. They must have thought that speleologists were big business.. Anyway, in 1971 they released the Orange Hand Explorer II.

The special thing about this watch is the big orange hour hand which shows it if is time to sleep or to stay awake. Small adjustments were made to the design until it was discontinued in 1985. The example on the picture is from 1980. During its production time it has not been a very popular watch, but now it is wanted among collectors. The nickname of this watch is the "Steve McQueen Rolex" because he owned a 1655 model.

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