Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu

Mon 14 January 2019 | 3:00 pm | Monaco

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Rolex Sea-Dweller, ref. 1665, “Double Red”, thin case mark 2, slightly turning Tropical, stainless steel

Estimation € 35,000 – 45,000

Model: Sea-Dweller
Material: Stainless steel
Reference N°: 1665
Year: Circa 1972
Case N°: 2926926
Caliber: 1570 automatic
Bracelet: Rolex Oyster stainless steel bracelet
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement and bracelet

The new model of Submariner was created was dubbed the reference 1665, based on the existing Submariner model with some major upgrades. The initial prototype was exclusively issued to deepsea explorers of the 1960s in various configurations but in the late 1960 and early 1970s, the model made it to the Rolex retail stores. The Double Red Sea-Dweller (DRSD) was produced for approximately 10 years starting in 1967 to 1977 there were four different dial variations made in the regular production model with three different case back configurations. This beautiful and rare “thin case” MK2 example, with the dial starting to turn Tropical and with a lovely faded light-gray bezel is a great opportunity for any Rolex sports watches collectors.

Montre Rolex en acier, modèle Sea-Dweller « Double Écriture Rouge » réf. 1665, avec un très beau cadran, légèrement tournoyant, Tropical et une lunette graduée gris clair. Ce bel et rare exemplaire « Thin Case » MK2, dont le cadran commence à devenir Tropical avec une lunette de couleur gris clair délavé est très une belle opportunité pour tous les collectionneurs de montres de sport Rolex.