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1186. Rolex A rare and highly attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, sweep center seconds, helium escape valve, “Tropical, Double Red Sea-Dweller” dial, bracelet, guarantee and box 勞力士, 「Sea-Dweller」型號1665,罕有及非常精細,精鋼自動上弦鏈帶 腕錶,配日期顯示、中心秒針、排氦閥門及「Double Red Tropical」 棕色錶盤,1972年製。附證書、錶盒及配件

Manufacturer Year

Rolex 1972

Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Model Name Material Calibre

1665 D002’089 3’066’336 Sea-Dweller Stainless steel Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels Bracelet/Strap Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped 7836, endlinks stamped 280, max length 200mm Clasp/Buckle Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp Dimensions 40mm Diameter Signed Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed Estimate

HKD 234,000-470,000 USD 30,000-60,300

Orologeria Svizzera, Firenze By all means one of the most legendary and historical retailers in the European world of watch collecting, the Orologeria Svizzera, which literally means the Swiss Watch Shop in Italian, was the celebrated watch shop that was established by the highly esteemed Panerai family. Ever since its establishment in the early twentieth century, the Orologeria Svizzera has retailed some of the best Swiss watch brands and the absolute fnest timepieces from Vacheron & Constantin, Longines, Rolex and Angelus. Adding a point of intrigue, the following two lots were sold by the Orologeria Svizzera.

Accessories Further delivered with original punched Rolex Guarantee dated 1974 and stamped by Orologeria Svizzera, wallet, hang tag, product literature and ftted presentation box

Of all the dial confgurations seen on the reference 1665, Mark II in particular has captured the attention of vintage Rolex afcionados from around the world. There are several characteristics that make the “Mark II” so widely

revered and coveted. Firstly, the most apparent characteristic of this dial is the crisp and well-defned print of the lines “Sea-Dweller, Submariner 2000” in bright red. The font is also smaller on the second line. As seen on the present example, the dial occasionally changed color from a matt black to a gorgeous tone of light brown or chocolate color, otherwise known as a “tropical” dial. This Double Red Sea Dweller is in excellent condition for its age, and was obviously well cared for by its original owner. The dial has metamorphosed into an incredible color of dark brown, giving it the look that all vintage Rolex collectors are afer. The watch is in great condition, with the original punched guarantee, box and hang tags still retained. Most intriguingly, the watch was originally sold at Orologeria Svizzera — a widely celebrated watch retailer owned by the Panerai family, of which the frst shop was opened up by Giovanni Panerai in Florence, Italy in 1860. Throughout the years, Orologeria Svizzera has been ofering some of the best Swiss watch brands, including timepieces from Rolex and other top-tier manufacturers.

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