Rolex Red Submariner “The FAP – Fuerza Aere del Perù Ref 1680”

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Year of issue: 1974

Reference number: 1680

Serial number: 3,728,904

Condition: worn

Status: available

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: On request

Watch details

Extremely rare Rolex Submariner ref 1680 made for Peruvian Air Force. Screw back engraved “ Fuerza Aerea del Perù ” and serial number repeated to the inside. Exceedingly small numbers of ref 1680 where ordered by Special Forces.

Dealer

Corrado Mattarelli

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.