Tropical Rolex Red Submariner Ref 1680

Year of issue: 1969
Reference number: 1680
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is an extraordinary Tropical Rolex Red Submariner Date reference 1680. This is a true TROPICAL watch. The dial has turned a beautiful brown color, the original lume on the dial and hands has a wonderful cream tone and the bezel has a faded brown/olive color. The overall appearance of this watch is incredible. Aside from being all original, the case is also nice and strong. This piece comes on its original Rolex rivet oyster bracelet with flip lock clasp.


Matthew Bain

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...