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ROLEX | A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELETREF 1680 CASE 3843458 'RED' SUBMARINER CIRCA 1974

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8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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  • A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELETREF 1680 CASE 3843458 'RED' SUBMARINER CIRCA 1974
Movement: cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewels  Case: stainless steel Oyster, grey bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw-down crown and backDial: black, luminescent triangle, baton and dot indexesBracelet/Clasp/Buckle: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding claspDiameter: 39mm, bracelet circumference approx. 170mm Signed: case, dial, and movement Accessories: service guarantee, hang-tags and presentation case

Catalogue Note

The Reference 1680 was launched in 1966 as the first Submariner model to feature a date aperture. Some early 1680 models featured the now highly collectible 'Submariner' in red lettering. Dials were later standardised, rendering these early configurations highly sought-after. The present Submariner is particularly desirable thanks to the consistent patina of its attractive Mark IV dial and hands, silvered disk date and nicely faded insert with fat font numerals.
Furthermore, the piece was carefully serviced by Rolex just over a year ago and comes with its presentation case, tag and service guarantee.

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