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1978 Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680 White MK1 'Full Set'   Sold

Reference: 1680

Serial: 5222xxx

Year: 1978

Case: All Stainless Steel

Dimensions: 40mm excluding original crown

Function: Diver

Caliber: Caliber 1520 Automatic

Strap: 20mm Rolex Submariner 93150 oyster stainless steel

            bracelet with 580 endlinks and divers extension

Box/Papers: Yes/yes

Offered for sale here is an extremely beautiful example of a Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 ‘White’. With serial 5222xxx, this piece dates from 1978 and it is part of the first batch of white 1680s also named as MK1.

 

Being the most sough-after version, this example here presents and awesome pumpkin patina lume, along with the perfectly matching patina on the hands, contrasting with the mint black matte dial.

 

Not only the dial of this example makes it special, the correct rotating diver bezel is in good condition too with some wear marks giving it so much character. Along with the dial and bezel, this drawer condition 1680 features an thick case that preserves the original chamfers.

 

Directly from the first owner in Spain, were we are based, it comes in a complete kit with box, wallet, stamped guarantee papers (showing the date of birth of the original owner) showing it was sold by a Spanish jeweler, and another jewelers presentation card (probably were it passed a service at some point of its lifetime).

 

It is in full working order, keeping time.

 

It comes suited on the original Rolex Submariner 93150 oyster bracelet with 580 endlinks and divers extension.