Rolex Submariner 1680/8 Papers

18k gold case - black dial - top condition

1969 was the year when the legendary diving watch Rolex Submariner was presented in solid gold case for the first time. Officially, the gold version was not given its own reference, but among collectors the reference 1680/8 has become established, where /8 means yellow gold case. After just 10 years, which is short by Rolex standards, production was discontinued in 1979 and there was only the five-digit successor reference 1680x.

The watch becomes a real eye-catcher thanks to the beautiful black and gold color combination. The black dial is the so-called "nipple dial" with its round gold-framed indexes, which were only used on gold Rolex sports watches. The tritium lume in the markers and hands has a warm yellowish patina that beautifuly harmonizes with the gilt print and champagne-colored date disc. In addition to the black dial, the black bezel with its gold-tone numerals and markers also provides a contrasting look.

The first owner of this Submariner bought it in Santiago, Chile. This is evidenced by the original chronometer certificate from the year of sale, 1974, which has been preserved to this day. The document is punched with the serial number and shows the date of sale: April 4, 1974.

Condition report
Dial: perfect black matte finish - original tritium luminous material with yellowish patina matching in markers and hands - signed "T SWISS T".

Case: 18k yellow gold - intact lugs, full profile - light wear marks - intact numbers between lugs - deep gold hallmarks on back of the lugs.

Movement: automatic caliber Rolex 1570 with hacking-seconds function - timegrapher: rate: -14s/day, amplitude: 257, beat error: 0.5.

Bracelet: brown crocodile leather strap with original Rolex gold buckle, signed with 750 gold hallmarks.

Whether on special occasions with a white shirt or during a summer walk under the bright sun on your tanned wrist, with this gold Submariner you will always radiate class and exclusivity. On the wrist, the watch does not look pompous at all, but very tasteful. The honest condition and the existing papers make it a valuable vintage collector's watch.

Serial number: 3583xxx (1973)

Int.Exe.: 19218

Manufacturer: Rolex

Model: Submariner

Reference: 1680/8

Functions: date - central second - COSC certified chronometer - hacking second - screw-down crown - hour and minute - rotating bezel - screwed-on caseback

Material: Yellow Gold

Carat: Gold 750 : 18 ct

Dial: black

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Delivery Contents: Papers - chronometer certificate

Bracelet: Crocodile leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 40mm

Caliber name: Rolex 1570

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1973

Overall condition: 8 - worn regularly - light signs of wear


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