Details

CIRCA: 1973
CASE MATERIAL: Steel
CASE DIAMETER: 40mm
SERIAL NO’: 3511373
BRACELET MATERIAL: Steel
BRACELET SIZE: 7.2 inches / 185mm
DIAL: Black
MOVEMENT: Automatic
FUNCTIONS: Date
CALIBER: 1570
BOX: No
PAPERS: Yes
ACCESSORIES: Rolex Guarantee Certificate, Rolex Service Box

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Made for approximately 10 years from 1967 to 1977, the reference 1665 was the first timepiece designed for use in saturation diving. It was fitted with a Rolex patent gas escape valve in the band and guaranteed waterproof to 610 meters depth. The valve was first developed on the Submariner model and allows helium and other gases to escape, enabling the watch to stand compression.

The 'Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000' is printed in red only for the early examples of 1665 and nicknamed 'double red'. Featuring so-called MK III dial, this present example was produced in around 1973-1974 with case number 3.5 million.

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