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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2900

    ROLEX. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CENTRE SECONDS AND DATE

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SEA-DWELLER SUBMARINER 2000, MODEL "DOUBLE RED", CASE NO. 4088691, REF. 1665, CIRCA 1975

    Price Realised  

    ROLEX. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CENTRE SECONDS AND DATE
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SEA-DWELLER SUBMARINER 2000, MODEL "DOUBLE RED", CASE NO. 4088691, REF. 1665, CIRCA 1975

    Cal. 1570 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, mono-metallic balance adjusted to temperature and 5 positions, the black matte dial with luminous dagger, baton and disc numerals, outer minute divisions, luminous mercedes hands, centre seconds, aperture for date, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with bezel calibrated for 60 units, gas escape valve in the band, screw down crown and screw back, engraved inscription Oyster, Rolex Patent, Gas Escape Valve, together with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    39 mm. diam.


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    US$13,000-19,000
    EUR9,200-14,000

    Launched in 1971, the Sea Dweller 2000 is the first diver's watch equipped with a Rolex patent valve in the band. When the internal pressure of the watch is higher than the ambient pressure in the decompression chamber, the escape valve releases helium and other gases trapped in the movement, preventing an explosion of the crystal. This mechanism enables the watch to withstand compression up to a depth of 610 metres.

    The Sea Dweller model with red printing and "Submariner 2000" inscription were the initial versions of the Submariner. Production ceased in 1973.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.