• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 148

    ROLEX. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, BRACELET, GUARANTEE, ORIGINAL BOX AND SCREW DRIVER

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SEA-DWELLER, 2000FT=610M, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, CASE NO. 2996249, REF. 1665, CIRCA 1970

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    ROLEX. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, BRACELET, GUARANTEE, ORIGINAL BOX AND SCREW DRIVER
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SEA-DWELLER, 2000FT=610M, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, CASE NO. 2996249, REF. 1665, CIRCA 1970
    Cal. 1570 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, mono-metallic balance, black matte dial, luminescent baton, dagger and disc numerals, luminescent Mercedes-style hands, date aperture, center seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, bidirectional revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, gas escape valve in the band, screw down crown, screw back engraved Rolex Patent Oyster Gas Escape Valve, case, dial and movement signed, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant flip lock clasp
    39mm diam.


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    Accompanied by a Rolex Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel, green leather presentation box, additional bracelet link, screw driver and outer packaging.

    The present Sea-Dweller, in exceptional overall condition, is further enhanced by its original box and outer carton box which still retains its Rolex sticker. Still almost 30 years after production, it is a modern classic with the appeal of a vintage watch. Launched in 1967, the Sea-Dweller, reference 1665, was the first wristwatch designed for use in saturation diving, fitted with a Rolex patent valve and guaranteed water proof to 610m. The present watch is from the early series and features the all white printed dial.