Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

134 Rolex Rare and Precious, Submariner, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Blue Dial, Reference 1680

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 42,900

Lot Description

Model: Submariner
Reference: 1680
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1975
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1575
Case N°: 3 885 980
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Reference 1680 was the first ever Submariner to feature a date and a cyclops lens in the Plexiglas. Moreover it 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 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 other 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.