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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 499


Automatic stainless steel divers wristwatch with red "Submariner" dial with center seconds, date and a stainless steel Rolex Oysterlock bracelet

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference Ref. 1680

Year sold on Dec 25,1974

Calibre  1570

Case No. 3 061 599

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex Oysterlock bracelet 9315, approximately 180mm

Caliber 1570

Dimensions Ø 40mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Rolex fitted box , guarantee certificate, booklets,anchor and tag.

HKD 190,000 - 270,000

CHF 23,700 - 34,600 / USD 24,000 - 35,000

Sold: HKD 268,750

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-08

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01-0

Very good

HANDS Original


The Rolex 1680 launched from late 1960 to 1980. This is the first submariner indicates the date with the cyclops magnifier. Different with 5513, 1680 were using calibre 1575 instead of 1570. One of the collectors favor, the early ‘RED Submariner’ produced until 1974 with the serial number around 4.2mil. It were produced at least 6 interface from MK 1 to MK 6 which slightly different between the positioning and the font. Since this model 1680, all the submariners are attached with SCOC. The present Rolex 1680 single red remains in beautiful condition bear with original tritium MK 5 dial, both hands and indexes all in matching cream patina. The case in lovely condition fitted with its original bezel and original 9315 bracelet with 380 end links. Furthermore, it accompanied by Rolex original box, original punch certificate and accessories