Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

60 Rolex Rare and Precious Submariner Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 16 80, With Blue Dial

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 36,400

Lot Description

Model: Submariner
Reference: 1680
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold
Year: 1977
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1575
Case N°: 5257099
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

Reference 1680 was the first ever Submariner to feature a date and a cyclops lens in the plexiglass. Moreover it was the first Submariner to be produced in gold, for clients seeking for a touch of luxury with professional capabilities. The present example is a great specimen in yellow gold, absolutely rare with its originally blue dial and unidirectional blue bezel for checking decompression time spans. In superb overall condition, this 1680 has a sharp-edged case with nice yellow-gold Oyster bracelet. The vivid blue dial differs from its stainless steel examples as it features never seen before “nipple” indexes and is conserved incredibly. The present watch is among the most significant yellow-gold Submariners to have been offered at auction in the recent years.