Lifestyle /// Blaken Rolex Explorer II “Steve McQueen”

  • by Nick
  • 6 Years ago
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Steve McQueen may have worn a Tag Heuer Monaco wristwatch in the film Le Mans, but in real life he wore a Rolex Explorer II, model 1655. The Explorer II is still today among the most popular models in collectors circles. Just a couple of years ago, Rolex brought back the iconic silhouette with its original orange hand, after it had been red for many years. Ever since Steve McQueen wore the watch, it in-officially started carrying his name. German luxury watch customizer Blaken brings it back in 2014 as part of its Blaken Vintage Line. Not only the original second timezone orange arrow hand returns as part of the release, but also the hand-painted dial from the 70s and the original 24-hour bezel. Originally introduced in 1971, Blaken limits its Rolex Explorer II “Steve McQueen” to 43 pieces globally, one for each year of its existence. The custom watch is of course based on a brand new Rolex Explorer II, reference 216570. You can purchase the watch now directly from Blaken.

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“LIVE FAST DIE FLY” Nick Reed is not the typical New Orleans native. Even with an B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from Xavier University, it has been said that he was always different. Through fashion and creative writing Nick has always found a way to express himself. He is the owner of So Authentic promotional group and was a former Editor-in chief of the Xavier Herald. Over the past few years he and partner Yoey Yo have developed My HELL OF A LIFE and GFC clothing brand in hopes to change the world. Their main goal is to just make the world a little more fresh.

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