Lot 2216
  • 2216

ROLEX | SUBMARINER, REFERENCE 1680 A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1978

Estimate
95,000 - 160,000 HKD
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Description

  • SUBMARINER, REFERENCE 1680 A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET,┬áCIRCA 1978
Dial: blackCalibre: cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewelsMovement number: D558627Case: stainless steel, screw down case backCase number: 5'608'664Closure: stainless steel Rolex bracelet and folding claspSize: 39 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 170 mmSigned: case, dial and movement

Condition

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The date is advancing. The dial is very attractive. The lume plots have aged a very warm yellow. The hands are tarnished throughout. The lumes and hands are different and have aged darker. The insert has faded and is in nice attractive condition but with some minor scratches throughout. The case is nice with full proportion with minor polishing and wear throughout. The top lug with minor pinhead dings. The band is worn with dings. The case back with crisp milled edges but with wear throughout and minor dings from bracelet. The bracelet itself is later and with minor wear. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue. "
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

The present reference 1680 is a very nice original example. Fitted with nicely faded bezel, the present watch is in very good and original condition with crisp case and nicely aged luminous indexes that have aged to a sweet pumpkin color.