Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref 1665 “Great White”

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Reference number: 1665
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


The classic definition of "the Dive Watch", the 1665 exemplifies what it means to be a tool watch. Rugged good looks and a historical pedigree are an unbeatable combo! This particular example has model like good looks with beautifully aged luminous and hands, as well as its original super-dome crystal.


Case is nice and thick, with a soft bevel still visible on the lugs. There are minor surface scratches and dings, but nothing major. A real honest and beautiful condition case.


Original tritium MK1 dial in near excellent condition. No visible surface scratches and matching tritium hands with a very light corrosion as seen. Original faded bezel insert with tritium pearl still intact.


Comes on a 91350 oyster band with flip lock extension and 12 links. 585 end pieces. Little stretch on the band.


Eric Ku


1967 saw the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, waterproof to a depth of 610 metres. To meet the needs of professional deep-sea divers, the case was equipped with a helium escape valve so that, during long decompression phases in hyperbaric chambers, the helium from the gas mixtures used could be released without risking damage to the watch. Learn more about the first Seadweller from my RPReport by following this link...

SEA-DWELLER 4000 - 1978

Rolex launched the Sea-Dweller 4000, waterproof to a depth of 1,220 metres (4,000 feet).