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ROLEX. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, HELIUM GAS ESCAPE VALVE, DATE AND BRACELET
ROLEX. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, HELIUM GAS ESCAPE VALVE, DATE AND BRACELET
ROLEX. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, HELIUM GAS ESCAPE VALVE, DATE AND BRACELET
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ROLEXDRSD MK III REF. 1665 VARIOUS PROPERTIES
ROLEX. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, HELIUM GAS ESCAPE VALVE, DATE AND BRACELET

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SEA-DWELLER DOUBLE RED MODEL, REF. 1665, CASE NO. 3'745'844, CIRCA 1974

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ROLEX. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, HELIUM GAS ESCAPE VALVE, DATE AND BRACELET
SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SEA-DWELLER DOUBLE RED MODEL, REF. 1665, CASE NO. 3'745'844, CIRCA 1974
Movement: Cal. 1570, automatic, 26 jewels, signed
Dial: Double red MK III, signed
Case: Screw down crown, screw back, 39 mm. diam., signed
With: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 9315 and deployant clasp, enlinks stamped 380, overall length approximately 180 mm.

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Made for approximately 10 years from 1967 to 1977, the reference 1665 was the first timepiece designed for use in saturation diving. It was fitted with a Rolex patent gas escape valve in the band and guaranteed waterproof to 610 metres 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 'Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000' is printed in red only for the early examples of 1665 and nicknamed 'double red'. Featuring so-called MK III dial, this present example was produced in around 1973-1974 with case number 3.7 million.

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