Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

14 Rolex Sought After and Desired, Sea Dweller, Automatic Wristwatch, in Steel With Black Dial, Reference 1665

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 22,100

Lot Description

Model: Sea-Dweller
Reference: 1665
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1977
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1575
Case N°: 5 389 841
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

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 by 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 helium and gas escape valve 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 also visible on the case back, exactly as the present lot. The dial has a mat black color with white text and indexes that have turned to an attractive ocher yellow. The case is beautiful and keeps its charm intact and offers the chance of owning one of the most legendary and iconic dives watches ever produced.