Rolex Red Submariner Ref. 1680 circa 1972 with Mark IV dial

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


This is a spectacular Rolex Red Submariner Ref. 1680 circa 1972. The Mark IV dial on this watch is all original and in excellent condition. The original lume on the hands and dial has turned a lovely creamy/pumpkin tone. The case on this watch is unpolished with light surface scratches from normal wear. The bracelet is original to this timepiece with folded oyster links. This is a beautiful example of a 70's Red Submariner.

Watch ID: 16824-3209
Brand: Rolex
Model: Submariner Date
Model Number: 1680
Type: Mens collectible watch
Year: 1972
Movement: Automatic
Material: Stainless steel
Function: Date
Shape: Round
Size: 40mm
Condition: Excellent
Price: $28,800.00


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...