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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 1665/0 'Great White' Mk. III, 1979

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 1665/0 'Great White' Mk. III, 1979

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An investment grade example of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 1665/0 'Great White' from circa 1979. This stunning, full set example of the Mark III Great White Sea-Dweller ticks all the boxes for collectors and investors alike. 

A brief background on the Sea-Dweller

Named after the divers’ long stays underwater, the Sea-Dweller was developed as a more durable dive watch compared to the Submariner. The Submariner had an unfortunate tendency for its plexiglass to pop off during decompression - a far from ideal quality! To get around this, the Sea-Dweller was fitted with an escape valve for the helium to escape on the side of the case. The Sea-Dweller was also developed to tolerate more extreme depths than the Submariner.

From 1977 to 1983, the “Great White” followed its predecessor — the “Double Red”. The ‘double red’ in its title referred to the two lines of red text on the dial. For the "Great White" this text is in white, hence its nickname.

What’s special about this “Great White” Sea-Dweller?

This example of the Great White is not only presented in excellent condition overall. The bezel and handset have been changed at a previous service.

Most importantly this is full set, single owner watch, something increasingly rare these days! Punched papers, original receipt, hangtag, seal, inner and outbox, service card, this watch has it all!


  • Case size (exc. crown): 40mm
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Movement: Calibre 1570 26-jewel movement
  • Strap/bracelet: Rolex Oyster 93150. Will fit wrists upto 18.5cm. 
  • Box and papers: Full set. Punched papers, original receipt, hangtag, seal, inner and outbox, service card.

Get this Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665/0 'Great White' before one of our investors snap this up!

Such is the investment potential of vintage watches we've recently started working with investors to build portfolios for them and their clients. Whilst we appreciate their business, as watch lovers, we'd prefer watches like this to be worn and not left in a safe. Don't hang around though, there is no doubt one of them will snap this up immediately such as the completeness of this example, not to mention our usual competitive pricing which is close to £10k cheaper than you'd see this listed for elsewhere. 

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Key Information

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 1665/0 'Great White' Mk. III, 1979

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Sea-Dweller
  • Ref.: 1665/0
  • Year: 1979
  • SKU: 1722


  • Movement Calibre: 1570
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 40mm

Box and Papers:

  • Original Box & Papers

Condition Report

Shipping & Returns


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Your watch will be carefully packaged and shipped fully insured with leading global courier companies.

Delivery Prices:

Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £60. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £80.


Don't like it or change your mind? Return it for a full refund with our 14 day, no hassle returns on all sales. See the full conditions here.

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