A Rolex with box and papers style #1665
Lot 174
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic center seconds diver's bracelet watch with date, helium escape valve and double red Sea Dweller logoOyster Perpetual Date, Sea-Dweller/Submariner 2000, Ref:1665, Mark IV, No. 3523608, made in 1972
Sold for US$ 18,750 inc. premium
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Lot Details
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic center seconds diver's bracelet watch with date, helium escape valve and double red Sea Dweller logo
Oyster Perpetual Date, Sea-Dweller/Submariner 2000, Ref:1665, Mark IV, No. 3523608, made in 1972
26-jewel Cal. 1570 movement adjusted to temperature and position, shock resistant suspension to monometallic balance, black dial with minute ring enclosing luminous baton and dot numerals, skeleton hands with luminous fill, date aperture at 3 o'clock, "Sea-Dweller / Submariner 2000" in red letters, brushed and polished steel tonneau case with 60 – minute graduated bi directional rotating bezel, gas escape valve at 9 o'clock, screw back inscribed " Oyster – Gas escape valve – Rolex patent" and with date mark, I.72, screw down crown between guards, steel 9315 Oyster folded link bracelet with locking deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed, accompanied by one detached link, original bill of sale, fitted box with outer packaging, tags and anchor tag, guarantee certificate with separate translation, and instruction manual. 39.5 mm

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 1967, the Rolex Sea Dweller was the professional version of the popular Rolex Submariner. It was the result of collaboration between Rolex SA and COMEX (COMpagnie dEXploitation sous marine). The watch had a record water resistance of 2000 ft or 610 meters. The Rolex sea dweller incorporates a helium escape valve for saturation diving which was used by COMEX divers who were issued the watch. Early Sea Dwellers with red signature on the dial are highly prized by collectors.
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