Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 142

ROLEX, REF. 1680, HAFEZ AL ASAD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date", case No. 5225972, Ref. 1680. Made in 1977, on special order for Hafiz Al Asad, retailed by Asprey. Very fine and extremely rare, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date and a stainless steel Oyster "Fliplock" bracelet. Accompanied by the original punched warranty, plastic folder containing the calendar card, hang tag, plastic tag and Chronometer seal.

CHF 35,000 - 55,000

HKD 280,000 - 440,000 / USD 35,000 - 55,000

Sold: CHF 52,500

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated bi-directional revolving blu bezel for the decompression times, winding crown protected by the crown guard, inside case back engraved with "5972", crystal with cyclops lens. Black with applied luminous yellow gold round, triangular and baton indexes, with the red signature of Hafiz Al Asad, aperture for the date, outer minute/seconds divisions. Luminous steel skeleton hands. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and five positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

Click to full view

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-24-01


Slightly chipped

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 17 mm. Approx overall length 170 mm.