ROLEX | REF 1680 SUBMARINER, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO.: A YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1969 | 勞力士 | 零售商為蒂芙尼：1680型號「SUBMARINER」黃金自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示，年份約1969
30,000 - 50,000 USD
30,000 - 50,000 USD
REF 1680 SUBMARINER
RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO.: A YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET
Dial: matte black gilt
Caliber: cal. 1570 automatic movement, 26 jewels
Movement number: D369802
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw-down case back
Case number: 2178622
Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding clasp
Size: diameter 40 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 160 mm
Signed: dial signed by maker and retailer, case and movement signed by maker
Case in overall fair condition with surface scuffing and wear throughout consistent with age and use. Some nicks and scratches throughout the lugs and left side case band. Lower left lug hole with a small deeper scratch mark. Bracelet with equivalent wear. Crystal glazing with some light scuffs.
Dial is very attractive overall. Some light patina to the luminescent areas.
Date function operating.
The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
"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."
Reference 1680 was the first ever Submariner to feature a date and a cyclops lens in the plexi glass. The present example in yellow gold is already rare, however, to find the prestigious Tiffany & Co. signature on the dial adds an extra level of exclusivity.
In superb overall condition, the present watch is an excellent example of a retailer signed Rolex wristwatch.