Rolex “Meters First” Red Submariner ref. #1680 with Pumpkin Luminous

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1969

Reference number: 1680

Serial number: 2385xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This watch is noted for its nice case condition, faded insert, richly-hued “pumpkin” luminous and Mark II “meters first” dial with red writing. The interest is further augmented by the dial, which is beginning to turn tropical brown. The bracelet (#93150 with 585 end pieces) is newer. 40mm. Stock 42380


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...