Rolex Red Submariner, ref. 1680

Year of issue: 1972
Reference number: 1680
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This gorgeous Rolex Red Submariner, ref. 1680 features a Mark V dial, the 5th version of the Red Sub dial. A clear indicator of a Mark V is the slightly open 6s in 660 Ft. This Red Sub has a 3.40 million serial number and the caseback is stamped IV.72. The dial is free of flaws, the markers, hands and pearl are all original and matching beautifully. The case is thick and likely never polished with wide, pronounced chamfers. This watch comes with the original Rolex Warranty with punched serial numbers.  


Justin Gruenberg

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...