ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971 | 勞力士 | "Submariner ""Single Red"" 型號1680  精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製"
PROPERTY OF AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTOR
ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971 | 勞力士 | "Submariner ""Single Red"" 型號1680 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製"

Lot Closed

ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971 | 勞力士 | "Submariner ""Single Red"" 型號1680  精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製"
ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971 | 勞力士 | "Submariner ""Single Red"" 型號1680  精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製"
ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971 | 勞力士 | "Submariner ""Single Red"" 型號1680  精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製"
ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971 | 勞力士 | "Submariner ""Single Red"" 型號1680  精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製"
ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971 | 勞力士 | "Submariner ""Single Red"" 型號1680  精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製"
ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971 | 勞力士 | "Submariner ""Single Red"" 型號1680  精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製"
2110

ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971 | 勞力士 | "Submariner ""Single Red"" 型號1680 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製"

Estimate:

120,000 - 200,000 HKD

PROPERTY OF AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTOR

ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971 | 勞力士 | "Submariner ""Single Red"" 型號1680 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製"

ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971 | 勞力士 | "Submariner ""Single Red"" 型號1680 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製"

Estimate:

120,000 - 200,000 HKD

Lot sold:

239,400

HKD

Description

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ROLEX

勞力士


SUBMARINER 'SINGLE RED', REFERENCE 1680

A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL DIAL AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1971

Submariner "Single Red" 型號1680

精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示及棕色錶盤,錶殼編號2421653,約1971年製


Dial: black brown

Calibre: cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw down case back

Case number: 2'421'653

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Condition report

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is very attractive. The lumes have turned a nice golden orange. The dial is a very subtle tropical brown. The lumes to the hands is different from the numerals and may have been relumed. The insert has been replaced during a service. The case is very crisp with only very light surface wear. The numbers between the lugs are very crisp and easy to read. The inside of the case back is stamped for the first quarter of 1970. The bracelet is in nice overall condition and is stamped for the 4th quarter of 1970. It is in good overall condition with minor wear throughout.


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

Introduced in 1969 the reference 1680 is the first Submariner to receive a date window, thus eventually gaining the official name the Submariner Date. The present example is known to be the "Single Red" Submariner among discerning collectors, featuring an eye-catching red line of text on the bold Submariner logo. In addition, the present example can be identified to be a MK IV dial, features being the "660ft=200m" text placing feet in front of the metres, the "open 6" style 6 text, and the middle stroke of "f" placing lower than the stroke of the "t" on the "ft" text. A supremely attractive example, the present watch carries the charisma of Rolex's extensive heritage and a dial that is turning a nice tropical brown.