ROLEX SEA-DWELLER 'GREAT WHITE' MK4

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ROLEX SEA-DWELLER 'GREAT WHITE' MK4

  • London Showroom

    Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

    35/37 Ludgate Hill
    London EC4M 7JN
    United Kingdom

    +442072481321

FULLY AUTHENTICATED
PART EXCHANGE AVAILABLE
12 MONTH WARRANTY
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MAKE: ROLEX
MODEL: 1665
YEAR: 1981
BOX/PAPERS: NO/NO
CASE DIAMETER: 40mm
CASE MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
BRACELET MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
MOVEMENT: AUTOMATIC

The ‘Great White’ version of the Sea-Dweller 1665, when unveiled, offered one noticeable modification compared to its predecessors: the addition of the conspicuous white 'Sea-Dweller' script on the dial, an attribute that earned the watch its 'Great White' sobriquet.

The MK4 variation is the last member of the 1665 Sea-Dwellers. Starting around the mid to late 6m serial mark and running to the end in 83.

A watch bred for exploration; the watch doesn't shy away from touting its robust construction. The well proportioned 40mm stainless steel case, complete with a helium escape valve, is ready to face the most gruelling underwater exploits. The valve, an innovation pioneered by Rolex, was designed to allow helium to escape during decompression, thus preventing the crystal from popping off. It is, undoubtedly, one of the key elements that underscore the watch’s hardy character.

The watch has been polished in the past but the case remains full and thick. The bezel is our favourite feature, a subtle blue hue has formed over time giving this piece a unique look. The original 93150/555 bracelet is in great condition, its one link short but these can be sourced if necessary. The watch will accommodate an 18.5cm wrist

In the realm of Rolex, few models rival the desirability of the 'Great White' - a watch that, over the years, has acquired an aura of fascination and reverence among collectors and enthusiasts. It's a watch that epitomises the time when Rolex were pushing exploration-focused watches, a part of their lineage that continues to inspire their present and future endeavours.

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