Rolex MK I “Meters First” Red Submariner ref. #1680

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1969

Reference number: 1680

Serial number: 2186xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

The rarest of red Submariners, this beautiful example boasts creamy patina, matched across the hands and dial and a Mark I meters first dial- the first evolution of the red Submariner. The Oyster bracelet #93150 with 580 end pieces is newer. 40mm. Stock 42437


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...