Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

248 Rolex Attractive and Charming Submariner, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, with Tropical Purple Dial, Reference 1680, with Papers and Service

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 39,000

Model: Submariner
Reference: 1680
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1972
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1575
Case N°: 2976173
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Service and Warranty

Reference 1680 was the first Submariner to be produced in gold, for clients seeking a touch of luxury with professional capabilities. The present example is a great specimen in yellow gold, absolutely rare with its original dial and unidirectional blue bezel for checking decompression time spans. In very nice overall condition, this 1680 has a sharp-edged case with nice proportions and bevels. The dial is showing a principle of topicalization (actually not just a principle) that is conferring a subtile and intriguing purple color in the middle slowly fading to blue when getting to the edges. With nipple indexes, the present watch is among the most significant yellow-gold Submariners to have been offered at auction in the recent years considering the fact that it comes with its original warranty and service.