Rolex MK IV Red Submariner Ref. 1680

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Year of issue: 1970

Reference number: 1680

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A lovely example of this iconic classic boasting a thick case, beautiful patina that is matched on the hands & dial and "Submariner" printed in bright red raised letters. The bracelet is newer. 40mm. Stock 37347


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.