Important Collectors Wristwatches, Po...

Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 269

Ref 1665 Double Red Mark IV Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date, Sea-Dweller, Submariner 2000, 2000 ft / 610 m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," case No. 4208947, Ref. 1665. Sold on April 13th, 1978. Fine and very rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel diver's wristwatch with double red Sea-Dweller logo, helium escape valve, date and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster Fliplock bracelet. Accompanied by the original guarantee (now void).

CHF 20,000 - 30,000

USD 20,000 - 30,000 / EUR 13,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 31,200

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, inside case back engraved with case number, helium escape valve at 9, graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for the decompression times, Triplock winding crown protected by the crown guard. D. Black with luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, aperture for the date, "Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000" in red letters, outer minute division. Luminous steel skeleton hands. M. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 40 mm. Thickness 16 mm. Approx overall length 180 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original