Earlier this week, Philippe Cousteau’s (son of Jacques Cousteau) Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665 with Double Red Mark I dial, sold for $183,750. That is more than thirty thousand over the high pre-sale estimate of $150K. In addition to the circa 1967 wristwatch, the winning bidder also received: six 8 x 10 color photos showing P. Cousteau prominently 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 “Philippe Cousteau at Sea.”

 

Jason Pitsch
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Jason Pitsch is the founder and editor of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type of craftsmanship: watchmaking.