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Rolex
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC SWEEP SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, BRACELET CIRCA 1974 REF 1665 'DOUBLE-RED' SEA-DWELLER
Estimate
16,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 20,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT
129
Rolex
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC SWEEP SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, BRACELET CIRCA 1974 REF 1665 'DOUBLE-RED' SEA-DWELLER
Estimate
16,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 20,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC SWEEP SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, BRACELET CIRCA 1974 REF 1665 'DOUBLE-RED' SEA-DWELLER
• cal. 1570 automatic movement, 26 jewels • black dial, aperture for date, Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000 printed in red • gas escape valve in the band, screw-down crown, screw back • case, dial and movement signed • stainless steel Rolex Oyster flip-lock bracelet
diameter 39 mm
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Catalogue Note

In 1967, Rolex renumbered the Submariner Ref. 5514 as the Ref. 1665 and began to market it as the first Sea-Dweller model to amateur and hobbyist divers around the world. It featured a sturdier case and pressure-release valve in the side. It was ultimately tested and approved for depths down to 2000 feet, or roughly 610 meters.

The first generation of this reference featured 'Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000' in red printing. As these dials were in production for a limited period of time, they are much more collectible in the market today.

For a similar example of this model, Ref. 1665, see Skeet, M. & Urul, N., Vintage Rolex Sports Models, Second Edition, p. 112.

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