Rolex 1655 Explorer II in Auvergne. A combination I dreamt about for a long time.

Jul 13, 2021,16:03 PM

Since my childhood, these ads made me dream. 

Especially this one, with Haroun Tazieff and the volcanoes:

That's why it was natural for me to bring the Rolex Explorer II 1655 with me, in Auvergne, the " volcanoes kingdom ". 

And that's why this shot is very dear to me: 

Here at a lake, near volcanoes:

It is obvious that watches bring a little bit of something, extra pleasure, in such moments... 



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Auvergne is definitely a place I have to visit

 By: brauner : July 13th, 2021-16:49
if it is possible without a Rolex Explorer ๐Ÿ˜‰


 By: myles721 : July 13th, 2021-16:58
My own ad goes like this: Our Martial Arts team competed in the worldwide ICMAC circuit. I promised myself an Omega Seamaster if I won the Kickboxing world championship. After I won (2x) I promised anyone that could win a word title an Omega from me. An e... 


 By: amanico : July 13th, 2021-21:10


 By: Mikesr  : July 13th, 2021-17:58
Super cool . Enjoy

Merci, Mike.

 By: amanico : July 13th, 2021-21:10

Me too, in general.

 By: amanico : July 13th, 2021-21:10

No other brand

 By: mhz vph : July 13th, 2021-20:51
Equals the advertising genius of Rolex. Just reading these now makes me want to buy one!

Merci, Orahu.

 By: amanico : July 13th, 2021-21:23

+1. Thanks, Greg.

 By: amanico : July 14th, 2021-06:37

Why Rolex has not yet bring it back, is beyond my logic.

 By: hoseachandra : July 14th, 2021-12:53
It is far more attractive than the current model. You lucky man.

Agree about rolex ads. Itโ€™s what made me dream that led me to getting my 16570 polar..

 By: Echi : July 15th, 2021-01:00
As for the exp 2 itself, for my tastes, itโ€™s the one of the very few pieces in the rolex lineup that has yet to do a good job of evolving from the 5 digit references. The sub has shed a mm or 2 off its controversial fat lugs. The explorer has returned to ... 

Great pics and great memories

 By: Davehansen777 : July 16th, 2021-23:14
I too recall reading Rolex adverts in my grandfathers National Geographics back in the 1970s. Many happy memories and this really fuelled my watch passion.


 By: amanico : July 22nd, 2021-22:32