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Rolex Seadweller 1665 "Double Red"

Rolex Seadweller 1665 "Double Red"

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Brand: Rolex
Typology: Vintage diver watch
Year: 1972

The Rolex Sea-Dweller began its life as a Submariner that had been modified to be even more water-resistant in order to withstand even greater depths below the surface of the ocean. For the first ten years of its existence, the dial of the Sea-Dweller also had the Submariner name printed on it, so it was somewhat unclear as to whether the Sea-Dweller was a separate line of watches or merely a special version of the Submariner that had been designed for more rigorous professional use.

To better understand the difference between both watches, the Submariner boasted a depth-rating of up to 200 meters/660 feet during this era, which is still impressive in its own right. It wasn’t until the early 1980s that Rolex upgraded the Submariner to be 300 meters/1,000 feet. On the other hand, the Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 was built more for deep saturation diving with a Helium Escape Valve and a depth rating of up to 610 meters/2,000 feet, hence the original moniker “Submariner 2000.” That depth rating would eventually improve up to an impressive 1,220 meters/4,000 feet, where it currently
remains for the contemporary Sea-Dweller watches that Rolex produces.

The Double Red Sea Dweller is the more desiderable Seadweller vintage ever made by Rolex, this lovely watch was produced in 1972, the case has never been polished, the bezel insert is faded to grey/blue and the dial is untouched with the original lume.

 

 

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  • General info

    • Reference: 1665
    • Serial number: 3.118.xxx
    • Case material: Steel
    • Glass: Plexiglass
    • Caseback: Screw-back
    • Case diameter: 40.0 mm
    • Bezel Materials: Steel - Alluminium
    • Dial color: Black
    • Dial numerals: No numerals
    • General conditions: Great conditions
    • Water resistance rate: 60 ATM
  • Band or Strap

    • Band material: Metallic bracelet
    • Lug width: 20 mm
    • Buckle type: Clasp
    • Buckle material: Steel
  • Movement

    • Calibre: Rolex 1575
    • Movement type: Automatic
    • Complications: Date