Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 482

ROLEX REF 1665 SEA-DWELLER "GREAT WHITE" STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date, Sea-Dweller, 2000 ft./610 m., Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified", case No.5386845, Ref. 1665. Made in 1977. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with helium escape valve and date with a Rolex stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp.

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

HKD 64,000 - 96,000 / USD 8,000 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 20,000

Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and crown, helium escape valve at 9, graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for the decompression times, trip-lock winding crown protected by the crown guard, sapphire crystal. Black with luminous white round, triangular and baton indexes, aperture for the date, outer minutes/seconds divisions. Luminous steel skeleton hands. 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.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 17 mm. Approx. overall length 165 mm.