View full screen - View 1 of Lot 122. Reference 1665 'Double Red' Sea-Dweller, A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date, bracelet and tropical dial, Circa 1971  勞力士 1665 型號 'Double Red' Sea-Dweller 精鋼自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,配棕色錶盤,約1971年製.
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Rolex

Reference 1665 'Double Red' Sea-Dweller, A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date, bracelet and tropical dial, Circa 1971 勞力士 1665 型號 'Double Red' Sea-Dweller 精鋼自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,配棕色錶盤,約1971年製

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Rolex

Rolex

Reference 1665 'Double Red' Sea-Dweller, A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date, bracelet and tropical dial, Circa 1971 勞力士 1665 型號 'Double Red' Sea-Dweller 精鋼自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,配棕色錶盤,約1971年製

Reference 1665 'Double Red' Sea-Dweller, A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date, bracelet and tropical dial, Circa 1971 勞力士 1665 型號 'Double Red' Sea-Dweller 精鋼自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,配棕色錶盤,約1971年製

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,800

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Reference 1665 'Double Red' Sea-Dweller

A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date, bracelet and tropical dial, Circa 1971


Dial: black, Mark II, tropical

Caliber: cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewels

Movementnumber:D'005'645

Case: stainless steel, screw down case back

Case number: 2'923'336

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding clasp

Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference is approximately 205 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories: Rolex presentation box with outer packaging and hang tag

Case: The case has previous signs of polishing and the bevels have been enhanced. The inner case back has the last 3 digits of the serial number. Light surface scratches and scuffing. The bezel insert with surface scratches. The bracelet is from a later period and has signs of stretch, light polish, and light surface scuffing.


Dial: The dial is aging to a warm tropical color and has been previously relumed.


Movement: The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

The present Ref. 1665 is an example of a Mark II dial variation of the Double Red Sea-Dweller. The dial offers a subtle warm tone throughout, standing out in contrast to the black bezel. 

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.