Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic calendar wristwatch with original certificate documents and fitted box with outer card case Ref:1680, Made in 1971, Sold December 1972
Lot 184
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic calendar wristwatch with original certificate documents and fitted box with outer card case Ref:1680, Made in 1971, Sold December 1972
Sold for £12,000 (US$ 18,926) inc. premium

Lot Details
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic calendar wristwatch with original certificate documents and fitted box with outer card case
Ref:1680, Made in 1971, Sold December 1972
26-jewel Cal.1570 movement adjusted to five positions and temperatures, black dial with Submariner text in red, date aperture, sweep centre seconds, polished case with calibrated bezel, screw down Oyster crown and screw back, fitted stainless steel folding link bracelet with locking clasp, together with original certificate, Submariner brochure, fitted green Rolex box, and outer card Rolex box, case, dial and movement signed 39mm.

Footnotes

  • The Ref: 1680 was produced from 1966 to 1980 and examples with the Submariner text in red are believed to have only been produced up to 1973, after this date most models found had the text in white. This watch was purchased in 1972 by the current vendor, and this is the first time it has been offered at auction, examples like this still retaining their original box and papers are particular rare and are highly sought after amongst Rolex collectors.
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