• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 20

    Rolex. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, guarantee and box

    SIGNED OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 660FT=200M, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 1680, CASE NO. 5'718'233, MANUFACTURED IN 1979

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    Rolex. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, guarantee and box
    Signed Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 660ft=200m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, ref. 1680, case no. 5'718'233, manufactured in 1979
    Cal. 1575 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, black matte dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back, screw down crown, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.


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    With Rolex Garantie et Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 29 September 1979, L'Heure Franco-Suisse Lyon Garantie dated the same day, fitted green presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present reference 1680 is a typical representative of Rolex's late 1970s production, still featuring the matte dial without the white gold borders to the luminous numerals. Its homogenically bleached bezel now displays a rich grey tone, rendering it a very appealing look.

    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.