16 December 2011
Rolex. A Fine And Rare Stainless Steel Automatic Meters First Wristwatch With Date And Center Seconds
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Red Submariner, 200m=660ft, Ref. 1680, Case No. 2'254'075, Circa 1969
Cal. 1570 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, black matte dial, luminescent baton, dagger and disc numerals, luminescent Mercedes-style hands, magnified date aperture, center seconds, tonneau-shaped water- resistant-type case, faded black bi-directional rotating bezel calibrated to 60 units, protected screw down crown, screw back, case, dial and movement signed
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Reference 1680 is illustrated in 100 Years of Rolex by F. & G. Mondani, 2008, p. 132.
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