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A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET REF 1665 CASE 1759662 'DOUBLE RED' SEA-DWELLER CIRCA 1968
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 35,000 USD
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Rolex
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET REF 1665 CASE 1759662 'DOUBLE RED' SEA-DWELLER CIRCA 1968
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET REF 1665 CASE 1759662 'DOUBLE RED' SEA-DWELLER CIRCA 1968
• cal. 1570 automatic nickel lever movement, 26 jewels, mono-metallic balance • black dial, painted white dot, dagger, and baton indexes, luminescent Mercedes hands, center seconds, aperture for date at 3, outer minute track • stainless steel Oyster case, rotating black bezel calibrated to 60 units, gas escape valve, screw down crown and solid case back • case, dial, and movement signed • with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
diameter 40 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 185 mm
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Launched in 1967, the Sea-Dweller reference 1665, was the first wristwatch designed for use in saturation diving. Aimed for amateur and hobbyist divers, ref. 1665 was modeled after the Submariner, with a tougher case and pressure-release valve allowing the watch to withstand compression.

The present ref. 1665 is an original example of a Mark II dial variation of the Double Red Sea-Dweller. Distinguished by two lines of red type applied directly to the dial, "SEA-DWELLER" is written in a larger type than "SUBMARINER 2000." Further, the Rolex coronet is highly distinctive on Mark II dials as it appears smaller, with a diminutive "o" base.

The present example has been serviced by Rolex, indicated by the strike-through case back inscription noting the proper case number "662," a frequent occurrence among reference 1665 models. With a beautiful and uniform chocolate brown dial among it's other unique features, this watch an attractive collector's piece.

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