On September 30, 2014, Antiquorum Auctioneers will be holding it’s fall auction of “Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces”. This will be held at the Hoyt Building in New York where one of the earliest known Rolex Ref. 1665 Sea-Dweller’s ever recorded that formerly belonged to famed filmmaker and oceanographer Philippe Cousteau (Jacques Cousteau’s son) will be up for auction.
This exceptional timepiece is an extremely rare, center seconds stainless steel diver’s chronometer wristwatch with Double-Red Sea-Dweller logo, helium escape valve, date and stainless steel Rolex Oyster Fliplock bracelet. Also accompanying the watch are 8 X 10 photos showing Philippe Cousteau wearing the watch, a book “Diving Companions” by Jacques Cousteau and Philippe Diole, a red “Cousteau Crew” shirt, a 14 X 11 photo of the sailing yacht and a 14 X 11 photo of Philippe Cousteau at sea.
This watch offers one of the earliest serial numbers (1’602’920) of this reference ever recorded. This places the watch in the era of Single Red Sea-Dwellers, of which only six are known to exist.
The Hoyt Building
873 Broadway @18th Street
Studio Two, Room 410
New York, New York
Auction Date: September 30, 2014
Estimate for Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref# 1665