Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 496

ROLEX, REF. 1665, DOUBLE RED SEADWELLER, TROPICAL DIAL

A very fine and very rare, self-winding, stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with color changed dial.

Brand Rolex

Model Sea-Dweller

Reference 1665

Year Circa 1971

Movement No. D106415

Calibre  1570

Case No. 2849206

Bracelet Original oyster folded bracelet, approx. overall length 185mm

Dimensions 40mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

CHF 70,000 - 90,000

HKD 560,000 - 720,000 / USD 70,000 - 90,000

Sold: CHF 65,000


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-01

Very good

Patinated

HANDS Original


Notes

 During 1967 Rolex launched the Sea-Dweller, which established a new standard in performance, and it was the first production watch with an helium escape valve. This example shows a beautiful brown color change.