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Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665 'Great White'

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
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Expected delivery
2 Dec 2020 - 10 Dec 2020
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Reviews: 65
This dealer is from Wetherby, United Kingdom.
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Basic Info

Listing number 9WKMG1
Brand Rolex
Model Sea-Dweller
Reference number 1665
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Steel
Year of production 1977 (Approximation)
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Wetherby


Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 1570
Number of jewels 26


Case material Steel
Case diameter 40 mm
Water resistance 60 ATM
Bezel material Steel
Crystal Plexiglass
Dial Black
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Steel
Bracelet color Steel
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material Steel




Considered a more serious diving instrument to its world-famous sister, the Submariner, the Rolex Sea-Dweller can accompany its wearer to even greater depths. It's helium release valve is a notable addition to this model released in the new millenium. While retaining many of the iconic design elements of the Submariner, the Sea-Dweller does not feature the 'cyclops' lens above the date window, instead opting for a cleaner display.

This example is indeed very special. In 1977, Rolex altered the design of both the Submariner and Sea-Dweller through removal of the red writing on the dial to indicate the model name. Prior to this, the Sea-Dweller was released under two names: the 'Sea-Dweller' and the 'Submariner 2000'. This 1665 reference marks the first instance where the Submariner name was abandoned entirely in favour of the Sea-Dweller name, along with any red text. As the first entirely monochrome Sea-Dweller produced, the 1665 reference earned its 'Great White' nickname among the Rolex faithful.

The 1665 reference is revered among collectors as the watch which established the Sea-Dweller as its own entity- removing its ties to the Submariner. This example is in stunning original condition, showing slight aging on the lume to a creamy patina. Undoubtedly a perfect investment opportunity.

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