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'DOUBLE RED' SEA-DWELLER, REF 1665 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1978
Dial: black
Calibre: cal. 1575 manual winding, 25 jewels
Case: stainless steel Oyster case, Helium escape valve, screw-down crown and back
Case number: 5'298'332
Closure: stainless steel Oyster bracelet with folding clasp
Dimensions: 39mm, bracelet circumference approx. 190mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex guarantee and presentation case
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Catalogue Note

The Sea-Dweller, ref. 1665, was first introduced to the public in 1967 and discontinued in roughly 1978. The present example is known as a 'Double Red' due to the red text above the depth rating and is the most collectable Sea-Dweller today.

The present watch is an incredibly charismatic example and made in the last year of production with a 5m serial number. The dial is known by the market as a Mark IV and is characterised by the grainy print and perfectly aligned D and R of “Dweller” and “Submariner”. Still retaining original accessories, the present example is preserved in an exceptional state of preservation. The lumes and hands have aged to a lovely ivory colour and are perfectly matching. The case is in excellent shape really rendering this watch lovely in every way.

Important Watches

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