Meters First Tudor Submariner ref. 7021 with Roulette Date

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Year of issue: 1969

Reference number: 7021

Serial number: 739xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A lovely example with authentic vintage character, noted for its early "meters first" dial, roulette date wheel (the date alternates from black to red on the respective odd and even dates) and gorgeous faded original bezel insert. The luminous markers on the dial have been restored during service at some point in the distant past and the watch is fitted with a newer Rolex bracelet #93150 with #580 end pieces. 40mm. Stock 38004


Joshua Bonifas

The Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is without a doubt one of the most successful Rolex models in history. Not only because it more than aptly served its purpose as diver’s watch, although I am pretty sure only a small number of Submariners has ever seen a spat of water. Its appearance in several James Bond movies certainly helped as well. If you omit functionality and marketing, the Submariner success is mainly due to its elegance as a timeless dress watch. It’s just one of those watches you keep looking at, regardless of wanting to know the time of day. The Submariner was launched in 1953 and officially presented at the Basel Fair in 1954. Check out my RPReport about the Rolex Submariner History by following this link...