Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Great White MK4

iconic diver's watch - perfect dial - vanilla lume

What makes this Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 from 1978 so special is the absolutely flawless dial and an excellent overall condition.

The Rolex Sea-Dweller presented in the 1950s was designed for professional divers. While the Rolex Submariner was the record holder at 200m until then, the newly developed Sea-Dweller was able to withstand the enormous water pressure at a depth of 610m and return to the water surface unscathed. The pressure that developed in the watch during the long stay under water was able to escape for the first time via the newly developed helium valve, which is located on the left side of the case.

The Sea-Dweller offered here dates from 1978 and is the so-called Great White Sea-Dweller with white lettering on the dial. The tritium lume on this watch has a beautiful and even vanilla color that is the result of natural aging.

Condition report
Dial: absolutely flawless, original tritium lume in hands and hour markers, matching vanilla-colored patina.

Case: case in excellent condition, few signs of wear, full profile, visible numbers between the lugs.

Bezel: tiny, barely visible spot between 40 and 45 minutes, otherwise excellent condition without scratches.

Watch glass: original domed acrylic crystal without scratches.

Movement: Rolex automatic caliber 1570 runs precisely, timegrapher +/-3 s/d.

Bracelet: Rolex Oyster bracelet with natural signs of wear, little stretch, reference 93150, end links 555, clasp code W3.

The Rolex Sea-Dweller is the epitome of a professional diving watch and here you have the opportunity to acquire a wonderful example from the 1970s. Whether on the wrist for everyday wear or as part of a watch collection, this Sea-Dweller is a high-quality addition to any vintage collector.

Serial number: 5801xxx (1978/1979)

Int.Exe.: 1252045

Manufacturer: Rolex

Model: Sea-Dweller

Reference: 1665

Functions: date - central second - COSC certified chronometer - screw-down crown - hour and minute - rotating bezel - helium valve - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: black

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: stainless steel

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Diameter: 40mm

Caliber name: Rolex 1570

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1978

Stock No.: PTV1800

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - top condition


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