Watch Reviews

A Modern Rolex Explorer II With Syrian (And Serious) Presidential Ties

by on Nov.09, 2010, under Review

Rolex has made some pretty iconic watches in its day (don’t believe us, see here). But, in the modern era, nothing shines brighter than the white-dial Explorer II. 

Coming to the auction block at Sotheby’s in New York TODAY is a Rolex Explorer II with a twist: it is signed in red Arabic script, on the bottom half of the dial, with the name of Hafez al-Assad, the late President of Syria and father of Syria’s current President, Bashar al-Assad. To make it even more unique is that al-Assad’s signature replaces the words “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” that typically appear in that location. While we do on occasion see Explorer IIs that are signed “Tiffany and Co.” on the dial, an Explorer like this is a true rarity.

The pre-sale estimate is $12,000-$18,000. For more information, click here

This sale takes place later today here in NYC, so get on it!

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