• Lot 277

    Rolex. A fine stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SEA-DWELLER, SUBMARINER 2000, 2000FT=610M, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 1665, CASE NO. 2'930'371, MANUFACTURED IN 1972

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    Rolex. A fine stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Sea-Dweller, Submariner 2000, 2000ft=610m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, ref. 1665, case no. 2'930'371, manufactured in 1972
    Cal. 1570 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, black matte dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, gas escape valve in the band, screw back and screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.


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    Launched in 1967, the celebrated Sea-Dweller reference 1665 was the first wristwatch designed for use in saturation diving, fitted with a Rolex patent valve in the band and guaranteed waterproof to 610 meters depth. The valve was first developed on the Submariner model and allows helium and other gases to escape, enabling the watch to stand compression.

    The present watch is from the fourth, so-called "Mark III" or "Mk 3" series of the "double red" Sea-Dweller, in production between around 1970 to 1973, and distinguished by the printing on its dial.

    The "double red" designation is written directly on the dial and often darker and less intense than on the "Mk 2" for example. The two double red lines show different sizes: the second line, "SUBMARINER 2000", is smaller than the first line "SEA-DWELLER". The 5 tips and the oval at the base of the Rolex crown are clearly defined. The overall impression of the fonts is thinner and less distinct than on the earlier versions.
    Consigned by its first owner, the present watch stands out by its highly appealing, original overall condition.

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    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.


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