Rolex “The Full set Meters First gold Submariner ref. 1680”

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Year of issue: 1969

Reference number: 1680

Serial number: 2.178xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Extremely rare Rolex 18k gold Submariner ref.1680 manufactured in 1969.  The present specimen stands out not only for its amazing condition but also for the exceedingly rare black dial featuring the Meters First depth. Complete with its 18k gold Oyster Rolex bracelet with the “Patent Pending” divers extension, it is also accompanied by the original Rolex Guarantee,  Official Chronometer Certification and the Rolex Booklet. Certainly one of the most attractive and collectible Rolex sport models. Launched in 1966, reference 1680 was the first Submariner to include the date and very the first diving watch of Rolex, to be encased in gold. The Meter First configuration is definitely the rarest one. Case n.: 2.178xxx Cal.: Automatic, cal. 1570 Diam.: 39.5 mm Box & Papers: Rolex Guarantee, Official Chronometer Certification, Rolex Booklet Manufactured in: 1969


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. Check out my RPReport about the Rolex Submariner History by following this link...