Rolex “The Gold Submariner ref. 1680”

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Year of issue: 1973

Reference number: 1680

Serial number: 3.308xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Amazing 18k yellow gold Rolex Submariner ref. 1680, manufactured in 1973. Launched in 1966, reference 1680 was not only the first Submariner to include the date but also the first diving watch of Rolex to be encased in gold.  Preserved in excellent condition, it represents a wonderful example of sporty elegance.  Case No.: 3.308xxx Cal.: Automatic, cal. 1570 Dim.: 39mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1973 Price: on request


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...