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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 23

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

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 200M=660FT, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 1680, CASE NO. 5'367'817, MANUFACTURED IN 1978

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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee, box and brown-coloured dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 200m=660ft, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, ref. 1680, case no. 5'367'817, manufactured in 1978
    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 6 December 1978 and stamped Bucherer, Zürich, and presentation box.

    The present watch stands out by the colour of its dial which over the years has changed from black to a warm chocolate brown. It is furthermore preserved in overall very good original condition, the rarity enhanced by the presence of the original guarantee and the box.

    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.