A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee, anchor and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1974
    Reference No: 1680, case back stamped 5512
    Movement No: D263065
    Case No: 3'225'698
    Model Name: Submariner
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length, end link stamped 380
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex undated Garantie, leather wallet, anchor, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This watch is a very appealing example of a red reference 1680 with accessories. The dial and hands have aged in a consistent way and now exhibit a warm yellow tone throughout. The case is equally appealing and has only seen very minor polishing. It is important to note that the case back is stamped 5512 indicating that it is a service replacement.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Rolex

Ref. 1680, case back stamped 5512
A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee, anchor and fitted presentation box

勞力士,精細及罕有,不銹鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針及日曆顯示,“Submariner”,型號1680,附證書及盒子,約1974年製

Circa 1974
39.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$62,000 - 100,000 

sold for HK$106,250

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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