• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 151

    ROLEX. A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CENTER SECONDS AND BRACELET

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 660FT=200M, CASE NO. 3281326, REF. 1680, CIRCA 1971

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    ROLEX. A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CENTER SECONDS AND BRACELET
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 660FT=200M, CASE NO. 3281326, REF. 1680, CIRCA 1971
    Cal. 1570 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, black matte dial, baton, dagger and disc numerals, date aperture, center seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, rotating bezel calibrated to 60 units, screw back and screw down crown, case, dial and movement signed, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp
    38mm diam.


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    Examples such as the present watch, reference 1680, are also called Red Sub amongst collectors and are considered the most popular verison of the first of all Submariners featuring a date indication.