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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 22

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 200M=660FT, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 1680, CASE NO. 3'409'033, MANUFACTURED IN 1973

    Price Realised  

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee and box
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 200m=660ft, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, ref. 1680, case no. 3'409'033, manufactured in 1973
    Cal. 1570 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, the black matte dial with luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, revolving black bezel calibrated to 60 units, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Rolex Garantie et Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 2 March 1973 and presentation box.

    The present reference 1680 features a bezel insert which very homogenically turned grey over the last three decades, resulting in a most attractive overall colour combination, highlighted by grey tones of the dial and the bezel, the warm ivory-coloured luminous markers and the red Submariner designation.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The particularity of lots 22 and 23 is the red printed designation "Submariner" on the dials. Examples like these two reference 1680 models are also called "Red Sub" amongst collectors and are considered the most popular version of the first of all Submariners featuring a date indication.