Rolex “The Blue Gold Submariner ref. 1680”

Year of issue: 1973
Reference number: 1680
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Extraordinary example of 18k yellow gold Rolex Submariner ref. 1680, manufactured in 1973. The present specimen stands out for the amazing tone of the blue. The faded blue-gray bezel enhances the charm of this spectacular timepiece. Launched in 1966, reference 1680 was not only the first Submariner to include the date aperture but also the first diving watch of Rolex to be encased in gold. Case n.: 3.583xxx Cal.: Automatic, cal. 1570 Dim.: 39mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1973


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...