Rolex “Steve McQueen” Explorer II
Despite being named after him, actor Steve McQueen apparently never wore the Rolex Explorer II ref 1655. He did wear a Rolex or two, but it was this watch that was attributed to him, due in part to a misquoted interview for an Italian journal.
Nevertheless, the rumors that the legendary “King of Cool” wore the Explorer II helped popularize the watch. It also goes by other nicknames such as “Orange Hand” or “Freccione”, from the Italian freccia, meaning arrow.