Rolex “White” Sea Dweller Ref. 1665 MK IV

Year of issue: 1979
Reference number: 1665
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


Double Reds are cool, that’s out of the question. But let me tell you, a good looking “white” goes a long way! The warm patina on the luminous of this watch makes it so attractive, there is really not much else to say: this is simply a beautiful tiempiece.

Case – Stainless steel Movement – Rolex, self winding caliber 1570 Dial – Sea-Dweller “white” MK IV Band – Original, matching year oyster bracelet

Summary (Brand, Model, Reference, Serial #, Year, Size, Price) Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea Dweller 1665 5974900 1979 40 mm. $12,500

Highlights Original Luminous Perfectly Aged Perfect Dial Matching Oyster Flip Lock Bracelet


Alessandro Ciani


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).