Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 15, 2015

LOT 231

ROLEX REF. 1680 RED SUBMARINER STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 660 ft = 200 m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," case No. 2873435, Ref. 1680. Made in 1970. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date and a Rolex stainless steel Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp.

USD 7,000 - 10,000

HKD 54,000 - 78,000 / CHF 7,000 - 10,000

Sold: USD 11,250

Three-body, polished and brushed, screw 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. Black with Submariner in red letters, luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, outer minutes/ seconds divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous steel skeleton hands. 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, hack mechanism.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-9



Movement: 3-9*



Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Approx. overall length: 210 mm.