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Rolex A valuable and historically important Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 1665 in stainless steel

Estimation € 14,000 – 25,000

Model: Sea Dweller
Material: stainless steel
Reference N°: 1665
Year: 1979
Case N°: 6153658
Caliber: 1570
Movement N°: D898211
Bracelet: stainless steel
Dimensions: 40 mm

Rolex has always had water as a favorite element for new and increasingly efficient watch-tools since, in 1927, it put the first completely waterproof watch on the wrist of the British swimmer Mercedes Gleitze. From that moment on, the capacity of immersion of Rolex timepieces increased more and more and in 1967 was presented the first evolution of the Submariner 5514 and was created the Sea-Dweller model reference 1665, one whose exponent is the lot offered here. The case has the same characteristics as the Submariner with the exception of a helium and gas escape valve at 9 o’clock to withstand the compression and allowing a greater immersion capacity up to 2000 feet (610 meters). “Rolex patented” Oyster Gas escape valve also visible on the case back, exactly as the present lot. The dial has a matte black color with white text and indexes that have turned to an attractive ocher yellow. The case has signs of use but keeps its charm intact and offers the chance of owning one of the most legendary and iconic dive watches ever produced.