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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 225

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

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, "SEA-DWELLER, SUBMARINER 2000" 2000FT=610M, CASE NO. 5034351, REF. 1665, CIRCA 1979

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    ROLEX. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH CENTER SECONDS, DATE AND BRACELET
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, "SEA-DWELLER, SUBMARINER 2000" 2000FT=610M, CASE NO. 5034351, REF. 1665, CIRCA 1979
    Cal. 1570 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, mono-metallic balance, adjusted to temperature and 5 positions, black matte dial with luminescent dagger, baton and disk numerals, luminescent hands, aperture for date, circular water-resistant-type case, the revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw-down crown, engraved screw back reading Rolex Patent Gas Escape Value Oyster, case, dial and movement signed, with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp
    39mm diam.


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    Rolex first presented their famed Sea-Dweller model, the reference 1665, in 1967. This was the first waterproof watch that enabled divers to plunge to a depth of 610 meters as it was fitted with a Rolex patent valve in the band. Initially developed for the Rolex Submariner the valve permitted the escapement of helium and other gases, in turn allowing the watch to withstand pressure at extreme depths.

    The present watch is representative of the third "Mark III" series distinguished by the writing on the dial.