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Rolex. A Fine Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch with Center Seconds, Date, Bracelet and "Tropical" Dial
Rolex. A Fine Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch with Center Seconds, Date, Bracelet and "Tropical" Dial

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 200M=660FT, REF. 1680, CASE NO. 2'421'658, CIRCA 1970

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Rolex. A Fine Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch with Center Seconds, Date, Bracelet and "Tropical" Dial
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 200m=660ft, Ref. 1680, Case No. 2'421'658, Circa 1970
Movement: Automatic, Cal. 1570, 26 jewels
Dial: Brown, luminous dot, dagger and baton numerals, date, center seconds
Case: Stainless steel, screw back, inside case back stamped 1680 and 1.70, 39mm diam.
Bracelet/Clasp: Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp, stamped 93150 and 580 to the endlinks, overall approximate length 7.5 inches

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Lot Essay

This example of the highly coveted reference 1680 stands out through its clean and attractive dial with red Submariner script.

Nicknamed “Red-Sub” by Rolex collectors, the timepiece features attractive luminous accents that have aged to a uniform color. Adding to the appeal of the wristwatch, the color of the dial has changed to a dark brown color and is allied to a well preserved stainless steel case with very strong proportions, featuring clear reference and serial numbers.

Furthermore, this example is attributed to the rare 'meters first Mark II dial'. Brown dial Submariners such as the present watch are highly sought after, especially rare and appearing usually only in case numbers in the 2.2-2.4M serial range.

For a detailed description and illustrations of other Submariner Date reference 1680 watches see Rolex Submariner Story by Franca & Guido Mondani and Lele Ravagnani, pp. 90-91.

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