Rolex "Great White" Sea-Dweller Stainless Steel MK I Dial Ref. 1665

$33,500.00 USD


Manufacturer: Rolex
Model: Sea-Dweller 'Great White'
Reference Number: 1665
Condition: Very good - well-preserved piece
Gender: Men’s/unisex
Time Period: 1979 - 1980 
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector’s item
Our Best Price: $33,500

Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Jewels: 26 

Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 16.6 mm
Waterproof: 2000 ft. / 610 m.
Water Resistance: 60 ATM
Material Bezel: Bi-directional rotatable bezel
Glass: Acrylic tropic dome 19
Dial: Black dial matte with 4 lines - Mark 1
Dial Numerals: No numerals, tritium coated round, triangular, and baton index hour markers, minute divisions around the outer rim

Bracelet color: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Integral Stainless Steel Oyster - Ref. 93150 / endlinks ref. 580
Clasp: Fold-over flip-lock - Ref. 93150
Clasp material: Stainless Steel

Hours, minutes, center sweep seconds, date aperture at 3 o'clock, 48-hour power reserve

Silver Mercedes hour hand, spade minute hand, sticks seconds hand 
The matte black Mark 1 four-liner feet first dial has luminous Tritium coated round, triangular, baton index hour markers and luminous skeleton hands, all with a beautiful creamy matching patina.
Bi-directional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with Arabic numerals every 10 minutes for decompression time.
Screw-down Triplock winding crown protected by a crown guard
Stainless steel screw-down solid case back engraved with the Rolex Patent Oyster Gas Escape Valve 
Chronometer-rated movement certified by the COSC
The automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 1570 movement is rhodium-plated, with oeil-de-perdrix embellishment. It has a shock absorber mechanism and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance, adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, microstella regulating screws, and a hacking seconds mechanism.
This mechanism oscillates at the frequency of 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz)
Case, dial, and movement are all signed.
The Rolex 1665 "Great White" was produced from 1977 to 1983.
Serial # 6'15**** - 1979/1980
The Rolex Ref. 1665 AKA “Great White” is the last Sea-Dweller to feature a plexiglass crystal, a feature considered as a key component of a vintage watch.
Incomplete (no box, no papers)

We stand behind the authenticity and quality of our merchandise, nothing is more important to us that a transparent transaction that makes our clients well-pleased. Twain Time has more than 30 years of experience in buying and selling previously owned luxury goods, and quality-control is extremely important to us. Our trusted experts take the worry out of buying so that you can focus on finding your most desirable watch or jewelry. Every item has undergone a thorough inspection by our knowledgeable technicians, ensuring full originality (unless stated otherwise) and perfect working condition to assure you get everything as expected. We know the value of security. To provide further peace of mind, we offer a 12-month limited warranty alongside any remaining manufacturer’s warranty on all our luxury timepieces and fine jewelry from the date of purchase. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information.

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