Rolex The Tropical gold Submariner ref. 1680

Year of issue: 1978
Reference number: 1680
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Outstanding Rolex 18k gold Submariner ref.1680 manufactured in 1978.  The present specimen stands out for the amazing Tropical “nipple” dial and the exceptional case.  Certainly one of the most attractive and collectible Rolex sport models. Case n.: 5.860xxx Cal.: Automatic, cal. 1570 Diam.: 39.5 mm Box & Papers: None Manufactured in: 1978


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...