Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

Monaco Legend Group is pleased to present its 4th auction with Davide Parmegiani. 
Once again, we have refined our selection of rarities to satisfy all kinds of collectors and passionate, starting from vintage to the rarest modern and contemporary pieces that the market can offer.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 1 to 110
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 111 to 264

94 Rolex Sought after and Desired Sea Dweller “Double Red” Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 1665, With Black Dial and original Warranty

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Lot Description

Model: Sea-Dweller
Reference: 1665
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1975
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1575
Case N°: 4063078
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Original Warranty

The capacity of immersion of Rolex timepieces constantly increased, and in 1967 was presented the first 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 positioned on the band at 9 o’clock to withstand the compression and allow a greater immersion capacity up to 2000 feet (610 meters). “Rolex patented Oyster Gas escape valve” is also visible on the case backs, exactly like the present lot. Its remarkable conditions make this specimen a very nice opportunity for every watch collector: the stainless steel case 39 mm wide is simply beautiful and the case back still shows the engravings in a very crisp way. The well preserved unidirectional bezel is the representation of the iconicity with its black color and the graduated scale. The dial features one of the most rare—and at the same time most peculiar—versions with 2 write in red under the hands. The whole dial has aged gracefully, exhibiting warm and all-matching patina on the hands and numerals. It is sold with its original warranty.