961. Rolex A fne and attractive stainless steel diver's wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee, box and anchor 勞力士， 「Submariner」型號1680，精細，精鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶， 配中心秒針和日期顯示，約1978年製。附錶盒、保證書、配件 Manufacturer Year
Rolex Circa 1978
Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Model Name Material Calibre
1680 D445’242 5’861’499 Submariner Stainless steel Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels Bracelet/Strap Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 93150, endlinks stamped 580, max length 190 mm Clasp/Buckle Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped Z6 and 93150 Dimensions 39mm Diameter Signed Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed. Inner caseback engraved with service marks Estimate
HKD 78,000-156,000 USD 10,000-20,000 Accessories With Rolex punched certifcate stamped in 1984 by Veronique, Rolex green ftted presentation box, Rolex anchor accessory, green leather holder, product literature, outer packaging and Rolex service center guarantee
Rolex is known for constantly updating the functionalities of its wristwatches. Towards the end of the 1960s, Rolex began improving their diver’s wristwatches to feature a date function. Early examples display a “meters frst” depth rating, with the “Submariner” wording in red. Later iterations including the present watch feature the “Submariner” lettering in white. A highlight for connoisseurs of fne vintage timepieces, this Submariner is preserved in great overall condition. The luminous material on the dial displays warm patina which was developed beautifully through the passage of time. The present lot is accompanied with a Rolex punched guarantee and a green ftted presentation box, as well as the Rolex anchor accessory marked with depth ratings.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.