Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 209

ROLEX, REF. 1680, RED SUBMARINER Rolex, ?Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 660 ft = 200 m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified,? Ref. 1680. Made circa 1973. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel diver?s wristwatch with red "Submariner" dial, date and a stainless steel Rolex Oysterlock bracelet. To be sold without reserve

CHF 6,000 - 10,000

USD 6,500 - 11,000 / EUR 5,000 - 8,500

Sold: CHF 7,500

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for the decompression times, Triplock winding crown protected by the crown guard, crystal with cyclops lens. D. Black with "Submariner" in red letters, luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous steel skeleton hands. M. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, oeil de perdrix decoration, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 40 mm. Thickness 14 mm. Approx overall length 175 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-49


Service case

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-02

Very good

HANDS Service hands