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Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665 - 'Double Red'

Sale price$37,500.00 USD

The Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 first debuted circa 1967 and was designed for use during saturation diving. The main differences between a Submariner — or rather Submariner Date — from the era, are the thicker case, the helium escape valve (HEV) on the left of the case, the high-domed acrylic crystal without the cyclops, and of course the additional Sea-Dweller moniker on the dial.

However, this isn't your run of the mill ‘1665’...

This piece features two lines of red text on the dial that read: “Sea-Dweller+Submariner 2000” in red, rather than the usual white. It has since become known to collectors as the "Double Red Sea-Dweller" or DSRD.

The example that we have here dates to circa 1977 and features a thick case with even lugs, a crisp black bezel insert, and an excellent dial with a light, even patina to the luminous elements with a matching handset. It comes fitted to a folded-link Oyster bracelet with a dive clasp.

Stainless Steel 1977 Automatic 40mm

"As collectors themselves, Oliver and Clarke are on a mission to make buying vintage watches as painless as possible."

"The company focuses on good prices for its pieces, elite customer service and full transparency."

"The appointment-only space is inviting, with comfortable seating areas and exposed brick walls."

From Rolex & Patek Philippe, to Cartier & Audemars Piguet. As collectors first, we love the small details that separate the Submariner from Daytona and Calatrava from Royal Oak. This is why you'll find our curated assortment spans decades of generations of models and brands. We believe that watches don't just tell time, they tell history - and life is too short to wear a boring watch.

Oliver & Clarke

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