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

225 Rolex Attractive and Charming, Submariner, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, Blue Dial, With Sticker on the Back, Reference 1680

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 54,600

Lot Description

Model: Submariner
Reference: 1680
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1977
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 5 061 353
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The Rolex Submariner has become synonymous with a rugged “tool watch” originally made for divers but considered today as the perfect go-to versatile timepiece. 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 originally dial and unidirectional bezel for checking decompression time spans. In superb overall condition, this 1680 has a sharp-edged case with nice proportions and still offers its original sticker on the back. The color combination on this reference is undoubtedly striking, associating the warmth of the yellow-gold case and bracelet and the deep oceanic blue bezel and dial with yellow-gold markers, which eventually gave this model the nickname the “nipple dial. The Oyster yellow-gold bracelet has Rolex claps marked D’A, the famous South American Rolex producer of bracelets at that time.