Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 09, 2021

LOT 224

ROLEX, REF.1680, SUBMARINER, “ARABIC” TROPICAL DIAL FULL SET , YELLOW GOLD

CHF 100,000 - 150,000

HKD 800,000 - 1,200,000 / USD 100,000 - 150,000

Sold: CHF 143,750

Very fine, exceptionally rare and well preserved, self-winding, 18k yellow gold wristwatch with arabic date wheel.


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2-7-11

Very good

Oxidized

Slightly worn

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-01

Very good

Patinated

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference 1680

Year Sold on 16/08/1978

Case No. 5836366

Bracelet 18k yellow gold Rolex oyster bracelet, approx. overall length 170 mm

Caliber 1570

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Case, dial and Movement signed

Accessories Read Note *

Notes

* Accessories: Box with U.A.E. logo, counter box, instructions booklets, brochure, original perforated warranty (stamped Mohd Rasool Khoory & Sons, Abu Dhabi), tag and booklet holder with serial stamped.

With the present watch we can see an example of an exceptional collectible timepiece. A beautiful, never polished and oxydized, rare watch with a tropical brown color changed dial and an arab date disc. The complete full set of original accessories with also the presentation letter makes it unique. We want to underline that the dial originally was blue, like the bezel, and due to many factors it turned to brown. Never been offered at auction before.